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Lee Bottom Site of Sinful Sundae

– Jeff Smith, RAF Kentucky State Liaison

Ryan Field Readied for Season

A dozen volunteers turned out as early as Friday morning June 16 to prepare Ryan Field (2MT1) for another summer of safe and scenic operations.

RAF Director-Emeritus Chuck Jarecki organized tasks included installing a sink in the shelter, felling dead trees and bucking into firewood, trimming and hauling brush and mowing campsites and the runway.

RAF and Guests Inaugurate New Grass Runway

– RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes –

Featured Airstrip

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

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.

For more details click on the event name below.


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.