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Fun Trip to Sun 'n Fun

RAF Wisconsin Liaison Jeff Russell's journey to Sun ’n Fun in April included stops at four RAF-supported airstrips.

He stopped in to visit Arkansas Liaison Dave Powell in Bentonville who rounded up some pilot friends to take Jeff on a personal air tour of the area including a stop at Trigger Gap.  “What a great airstrip!” Jeff reported. Dave also shared additional projects that are in the works there.  

Featured Airstrip

Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month's Featured Airstrip is Ryan Field in Montana.

Havana Airport to host Short Field Takeoff and Landing workshop

RAF Illinois Liaison Mike Purpura is pleased to announce “the perfect workshop for those folks who want to learn how to land on grass and land short.” This two-day workshop is co-sponsored by the RAF, Havana (9I0) Airport Board and SimplyFLY Flight School. “Many pilots have asked me about short and soft field techniques,” Mike said.

Mexican Mountain remains in good shape

Mexican Mountain airstrip in southern Utah is considered by some to be the “best backcountry strip in Utah.” It lies within a Wilderness Study Area, and remains open as a “casual use” airstrip. It’s only accessible by air or on foot. Federal WSA lands are managed to retain their “primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation.” 

RAF Volunteering Information

Thank you for your interest in the RAF! Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Lightspeed Boosts Backcountry Boutique results

Thanks to your response to our March Backcountry Boutique offer, Lightspeed made a substantial contribution to the RAF, another in a sequence of generous contributions.

RAF at Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo!

Aviation enthusiasts from around the world gathered April 10-15 for the 44th annual aircraft extravaganza. Although inclement weather impacted the first and last days of Sun ‘n Fun, the majority of the week was spectacularly clear for visiting exhibits, attending forums, watching airshows and examining static aircraft.

Georgia’s Creighton Island Fly-In Series Begins!

Join the RAF for a series of Fly-ins at Creighton Island airfield in Georgia. Come enjoy one of the special recreational airfields the RAF has helped preserve. Most of the island is undeveloped and remains much as it was in the Civil War era. Fly-ins will be the fourth weekend of every month, beginning April 27-29, and ending September 28-30.

RAF and Sporty’s Pilot Shop Backcountry Cover Photo Contest

RAF Members: Open up that ‘Photos’ file and find your best backcountry snapshot!