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Kern Valley Airport Backcountry Fly-In. Kernville, California

May 5-7, 2017. Kern Valley Airport Backcountry Fly-In at Kern Valley Airport (L05). Kernville, CA.

Join RAF CA State Liaison, Rick Lach, at the KERN VALLEY AIRPORT (L05) BACKCOUNTRY FLY-IN located in the beautiful southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of Southern California. Bring your planes and your families as they will have backcountry strip flying for the pilots, river and camping activities for the non-pilots, and fun for the whole family.  Plenty of airplane camping is available at the airport campground with bonfire pits and basic shower/toilets. Breakfast and lunch is available at the airport café, and they will arrange for group dinner plans including a BBQ and a run to the famous Kern River Brewing Company.



  • – Airplane camping with bonfire pit and basic shower/toilets at large airport grass campground
  • – Special discounts on hotel lodge accommodations in Kernville (Kern Lodge and River View Lodge)
  • – BBQ cookout
  • – Airport café open for breakfast and lunch from 7am-3pm, excellent omelets and burgers!

Activities include:

  • – Excellent river rafting (with convenient pickup and drop off directly at the fly-in campsite), mountain biking, hiking, 4x4'ing, fly fishing, rock climbing, lake stand up paddleboarding, whitewater and lake kayaking, hot springs in the local area with guides available
  • – Possibly live music
  • – STOL performance evaluation
  • – Introduction seminar and fly-outs to our favorite southern sierra backcountry strips; high country and low country, some landable, some not. 


RSVP on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623185734652041/ or The Kern Valley Airport Website: http://www.kernvalleyairport.com/newsevents.html

For questions please contact:

Rick Lach at rlach@theraf.org |661-345-7755

Anthony Longobardo at anthony@anthonybox.com | 919-457-2855

May 5th, 2017 11:00 AM   through   May 7th, 2017 3:00 PM

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