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March Events

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A nice variety of events is found on our March calendar, including fly-ins, a work party and an aviation symposium. Clicking on any event title will take you to the RAF events calendar page with more information.

March 3-5: Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium, North Dakota

North Dakota State Liaison Brian Rau, Ambassador Rick Mercil and Ambassador Jeff Faught will represent RAF at the 2019 Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Bismarck, North Dakota. RAF will be sharing a booth with the Seaplane Pilots Association. Jeff Faught will give a 30-minute presentation about the RAF at 9am on March 5.

The symposium is an annual event where aviation professionals from all across the state come together to learn more about the aviation industry, celebrate statewide aviation accomplishments and support North Dakota Aviation Industry. Hosted by the North Dakota Aviation Council.

March 8-10: Arcadia Rodeo Fly-In, Florida

Mark your calendar for an annual gathering of friends at Arcadia Airport (X06)! The weekend will include camping, an outing or two if you wish, and plenty of good company.

Bring your musical instrument to play by the fire hub! Please also bring any items you need for camping, and bring your own food. There is usually a group meal out on one of the nights.

March 15-17: Grapevine Monthly Fly-In Weekend, Arizona

Join the Arizona Pilots Association for their monthly fly-in weekend.

Friday night: Camp out under the stars

Saturday: BBQ and Potluck Lunch (Donation of $8 encouraged)

Saturday Night: Potluck & Camp under the stars and tell stories around the group campfire!

Sunday: Most folks depart by noon

March 16: 3rd Annual Migratory Bird Fly-In, Illinois

Canada geese, snow geese, trumpeter swans, pelicans and ducks numbering in the hundreds to hundreds of thousands make up one of North America's most spectacular migrations.

Arrive at Havana Regional Airport (9I0) by 9am. Early arrivals will be treated to a pancake and sausange breakfast. You will be transported to the Emiquon Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Emiquon/) where you will have an opportunity to see and photograph these birds. A wildlife biologist will explain the ecosystem that supports them, their habits and migratory patterns.


March 22-24: 2019 Blackwater Work Party, Florida

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a fun work party at Blackwater Airfield (8FD3). Among the tasks to be accomplished: install BBQ grills, repair picnic tables, hang a new sign, realign runway tires, and paint.

There is primitive camping at Blackwater and the bath house is a short hike. Please bring all of your own camping gear and bring all of your own food to support your stay.