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2017 RAF Trail's End

In the interest of safety, RAF 2017 Trail organizers postponed two June RAF Trail events to avoid inclement weather. If you were disappointed Trigger Gap and McIntosh Reserve were cancelled, here is your chance to enjoy those RAF Trail stops!

We are pleased to announce the “2017 RAF Trail’s End” with these final events:


Aviation included on National Forest in Montana

The RAF is pleased to report that efforts by its membership contributed to a 17% share of comments received by the Helena/Lewis and Clark National Forest during their public scoping period. These comments will steer the future travel plan on the Helena/Lewis and Clark National Forest, 2,846,606 acres of public land located in the Rocky Mountains of central Montana. 

RAF Online Auction

The virtual gavel’s gone silent after ten fun-filled days of bidding!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our aviation industry friends, and your energetic response, the RAF FUNdraiser Auction raised money to fuel our mission to preserve, maintain and create airstrips for recreational access.

Everything from Beanies to Beavers and Props to Tailwheel training" and dozens of items in between, you were generous in your response to this FUNdraiser.

RAF Trail in Pennsylvania

Our first RAF Trail event in Pennsylvania is now history, originally scheduled for the last day of September. High up on the Allegheny Plateau about 20 miles northeast of Williamsport is Eagles Mere, PA, and the Air Museum on Merritt Field (4PN7).

New RAF Ozark Airstrip Gets FAA Identifier!

The RAF is thrilled that the FAA officially activated Trigger Gap with a permanent identifier on September 19. Trigger Gap, (17A) is a new 3,000-ft recreational airstrip, conceived and built with RAF leadership through private donations. It lies on lands managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in NW Arkansas’ Ozarks above the Kings River. 

RAF Featured Airstrip

RAF Mission:

“The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains, and creates airstrips for recreational access.”

Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month's Featured Airstrip is Pleasant Valley.