AK Campaign to preserve USFS wilderness cabins accessible by air on the Tongass National Forest; work party at May Creek.
AR Completion of pavilion at Trigger Gap; continued improvements there and at Richland Creek, with Fly Oz.
CA Cooperation with owners to retain and improve Las Trancas airstrip on Pacific Coast.
CT Camping improvements at forest-lined Waterbury, a turf field just 80 miles from NYC; continued support of Goodspeed, after saving it from closure through a grant for the down payment enabling purchase by local airport group.
FL New picnic tables, windsock, markers, and general refreshment of Blackwater and its amenities.
ME Parallel turf airstrip improved in central Maine at Norridgewock.
MA RAF grant for Katama Airfield facility for visitors to gather, picnic, and enjoy direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.
MI Major lengthening project at Two Hearted in Michigan’s UP; continued maintenance at North Fox Island.
MT RAF grant toward mule-driven maintenance at Schafer Meadows, within the Bob Marshall Wilderness; RAF and Montana Pilot Assoc. volunteers refurbished, delivered, and re-assembled a mule-drawn mower for use there; RAF volunteers helped MPA members with maintenance at Meadow Creek, Spotted Bear, and airstrips within the Missouri River Breaks Monument; irrigation was installed at Ryan Field and Ryan barn improved.
NM RAF was the first of 13 parties to sign the New Mexico Airstrip Network MOU renewal, a shared stewardship and advocacy organization; RAF grant provided new tires for Amigo Del Cielo’s surface roller; cooperated with New Mexico Pilots Assoc. on Me-Own Airstrip.
NY Second successful cooperative project between the RAF and Town of Keene at Marcy Field. Trees and brush removed with volunteers from Adirondack Aviators Group, and safety signage was installed.
OR Picnic table and fire ring were installed at Toketee; RAF volunteers helped improve McKenzie Bridge airport, receiving praise from Oregon’s Dep’t of Aviation and USFS; RAF cooperates with the Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative (HCRC) to protect and improve access to six Hells Canyon airstrips.
TX RAF restored aviation access to riverbeds; a new formal agreement regarding airstrips in Texas State Parks was signed. “This is far more than an agreement to provide volunteers and RAF grant money for projects in Texas,” McKenna said. “The state of Texas is looking to the RAF for expertise and guidance on managing aviation assets in their parks while identifying new opportunities to provide additional recreational access.”
WI Cornucopia, near the Apostle Islands Nat’l Lakeshore, continues to exemplify RAF-Community partnership. A pilot shelter and bicycle shed have been cooperatively built, with donated bicycles. A volunteer has fabricated and provided a turf roller to smooth the airfield seasonally.