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Ryan Field Work Party Scheduled

In the past, a dozen volunteers have turned out to prepare Ryan Field (2MT1) for another summer of safe and scenic operations. This year, the Ryan Field Work Party is scheduled Saturday, June 9 to separate it from the June 15-16 AOPA Fly-in in Missoula with Seeley Lake fly-out, and we look forward to another successful, fun turnout!

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. This airfield is ONLY open for scheduled fly-ins.

Backcountry Boutique April Item: Sold Out!

Our April Backcountry Boutique item, the RAF Manky Map, is sold out! Thanks to all who supported the RAF mission by purchasing a map. Our next Backcountry Boutique item will debut on Saturday, May 5th.










Sun 'n Fun Volunteers and our "Bring A Friend" Promotion

Are you planning on attending Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida (April 10-15)? Would you like to spend a few hours volunteering while you are there?

RAF's Florida State Liaison Bobby Capozzi could still use some help promoting RAF throughout the week. 

Backcountry Boutique April Item: RAF Manky Map

We are so excited to debut our Backcountry Boutique item for the month of April: a super-soft, super-versatile cloth 'Manky Map' featuring RAF airstrips on one side, and the RAF Code of Conduct on the reverse. The cloth is generously sized at 18” x 12”.

What exactly is a Manky Map? We’re glad you asked...

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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 Jake's Bar, located in Alaska.

April Events

Please consider joining us at a RAF event in April! Short descriptions of April events are below; please visit our Event Calendar for full details.

April 6-8

RAF and APA Payson Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend, Arizona