The RAF is thrilled to have created Trigger Gap, a new recreational airstrip, this time in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. This 3,000-ft airstrip lies on lands managed by The Nature Conservancy above the Kings River, what the TNC calls a “recreational treasure, famous for fishing, swimming and canoeing.”

“Our success is the result of our great partnership with this international conservation organization,” said RAF Arkansas Liaison Dave Powell. “This new destination will help us broaden the community of recreational flyers. It offers a beautiful outback experience.” 

See this short feature, aired on KY3 news by reporter Linda Russell and videographer Tom Schultheis.

Runways are 10/28 and lined with cones on 200-ft spacing. Windsocks are located on the SW and NE corners. There are two fire rings and wood on site. Bring your own water. Enjoy great views of the Ozarks from this strip atop Pension Mountain, named for Civil War veterans who settled there. As a special treat, Kings River Outfitters will pick you up and arrange for you to recreate on the river.

Trigger Gap is just 3.2 nm south of Carroll County Airport (4M1) with courtesy cars and services. Within an hour’s drive is Ridgefield, MO, and Big Cedar Lodge Resort, built by John Morris, founder and CEO of the famous Bass Pro Shops. 

The RAF is looking at similar projects throughout the Ozarks.

Submitted on October 20, 2016.

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