Glenn Brasch, the man behind AirportCourtesyCars.com, submitted this photo with a note: “A beautiful Cessna 180 owned by Joe McDonough sits near two newly completed cabins at Ryan Field (2MT1) in Montana. A total of four cabins are available for use for supporters of the Recreational Aviation Foundation who fly into the field.”
Carl Martin submitted this photo and note: “Brent sharing an Idaho backcountry morning flight with friend Becci Martin, enjoying the cool August morning, as she’s vacationing, escaping the Texas heat. Flying the Rans S7 from Garden Valley Airport (U88), touring around Deadwood Reservoir.”
A grant from the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) is funding new picnic tables and fire rings at Clarion County Airport (KAXQ) in Pennsylvania, designed to make the backcountry airport attractive for camping.
The Idaho Division of Aeronautics has released a video demonstrating recommended standard operating procedures (SOPs) into and out of Johnson Creek Airport (3U2), including recommendations in the event of a go-around on the mountain airstrip.
The Recreational Aviation Foundation will help pay for a restroom, shower, kitchenette, and space to accommodate storage, and charging of electric bicycles so visitors can tour the town and access the National Park Service Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.
Officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) have completed a lease agreement that re-opens two airfields in Maine for public use: Ragmuff Airport (ME26) in Piscataquis County and Estcourt Airport in Aroostook County.
In coordination with the Backcountry Aviation Defibrillator Project, Daher provided two Kodiak 100s to deploy the automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at four remote backcountry airstrips in Idaho.
“The new Black Ops suspension allows the strongly triangulated Kitfox main landing gear to articulate smoothly and controllably over the roughest terrain, improving controllability during backcountry operations and providing better passenger comfort,” company officials noted.
After she discovered flight, Cynthia Doll notes: “My perspective changed. My world expanded. I knew what a privilege it was to see things from the air.”