We had a great weekend at our Fall 2017 Backcountry Fly-In/Campout Sept. 22-24 co-hosted by Kern Valley Airport and the RAF. Over 30 planes and 60 people came, camped, flew, and feasted, including Mt. San Antonio College students!  Friday evening we briefed guests for the next day’s fly-outs, then shuttled everyone to the Kern River Brewing Company for their world-class selection of local brews. Everyone enjoyed a good time around the airport campground bonfire afterwards.  

Saturday Dustin Mosher led a fleet of planes into area airstrips, (see video below). Saturday night Sierra Vista Restaurant towed out the grill and cooked mouth-watering tri-tip with all the fixin’s, followed by another evening around the bonfire. Sunday morning the crew flew up to Carver’s Cut and some went on to Monanche Meadows for spectacular backcountry mountain flying in the local Sierra Nevadas. 

The number of attendees and friendships that resulted have really grown — we were glad for both at our little Kern Valley Airport campground and we look forward to our next Fly-in, Spring 2018!

Submitted on October 5, 2017.

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