RAF Idaho Liaison Tim Riley reports that the improvements to the airport camping facility at Driggs Airport, (KDIJ) are ready for use. The project was a collaborative effort between the RAF, the Idaho Aviation Association, (IAA), the City of Driggs, and its Airport Board. Thanks to financial support from each, a 12′ x 16′ cedar pilot shelter, potable water, porta-potty, power and a charging station were installed at a nice grass tie-down area with views of the nearby Teton Range. More upgrades are planned such as a fire ring and gas barbecue, and more permanent toilet facilities.
Driggs also has a grass runway parallel to the paved runway. “It is a great stop on the way to or from the Idaho backcountry,” Tim said. He points out that the Warbirds Cafe is just a short walk from the campground. An IAA bike shed and loaner bikes are available to ride into town. The airport has rental cars to access the amenities the area has to offer. “It’s a great destination for the pilot community, with access to hiking, biking, fishing, floating, golf and a small town with numerous shops and restaurants,” Tim said, adding, “The project is well aligned with the RAF mission of using aircraft to access recreational resources.” 

The RAF thanks Tim for his part in organizing the project, and the cooperation and financial participation of a public entity, and Idaho’s pilot organization. 

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