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June is a busy month!

June is a busy month for the RAF crew!  We hope that you will join us at one or more of the many events listed on our calendar.

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June 2-4 | Work and Relax at Jake’s Bar | Alaska

Ryan Field annual work weekend June 17-18, 2017

The RAF is having its annual work party at Ryan Field, West Glacier, MT, the weekend of June 17-18. It is through the work of dedicated volunteers that we are able to maintain Ryan Field as a wonderful pilot destination, located near the majesty of Glacier National Park.

RAF volunteers gather in TN

The Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, TN hosted the third RAF Mini Education Conference, (RMEC) May 27. “There could not have been a better venue to host passionate aviators, nor more gracious hosts than John, Charlotte and Charles Parish. They rolled out the ‘orange’ carpet for the RAF,” said Administrative Director Tricia McKenna. 

RAF President Alan Metzler kicked off the event Friday evening by welcoming everyone to an RAF signature potato bake, with retired RAF director Tim Clifford providing instruction on just how to cut a potato.

Arizona’s Grapevine Opens, X Removed from Chart

– Mark Spencer, RAF Arizona and Public Lands Liaison

Updates from RAF New Mexico State Liaison - Ron Keller

Two updates from RAF State Liaison, Ron Keller.

Gila National Forest update

New Mexico pilots have responded to RAF Calls To Action regarding Forest Service plan revisions and have written comments. We appreciate their time and effort!

RAF Ryan Fly In Weekend

Ryan Fly-In adds activities (Please register for this event)

This year’s RAF Fly-In at Ryan Field, MT (2MT1) June 23-24 will feature an “Out West” theme. We’ve contracted with the popular Swan Mountain Outfitters (SMO) to provide both Friday and Saturday evening dinners, and trail rides on Saturday. SMO will provide local brew at a no-host cash keg each evening. Don’t be surprised if a chuckwagon rolls into camp with Saturday’s cowboy steak dinner.

New Nebraska State Liaison - Dan Keller

The RAF is pleased to introduce new Nebraska State Liaison, Dan Keller.