The Recreational Aviation Foundation grants funds to preserve, maintain and create airstrips for recreational access. These funds are typically used to purchase building materials, with much of the labor provided by RAF volunteers.
But in a twist, a RAF grant was recently used to hire a team of mules and experienced mule skinners to restore Montana’s Schafer Forest Service Airstrip (8U2).
The wilderness airstrip needed serious work this summer, according to a grant request submitted by RAF Montana Liaison Scott Newpower.[Read more…]