Working to preserve Idaho's irreplaceable backcountry airstrips.

Upcoming Events

Red's Horse Ranch Aviation Support (6OR9) and (8S4)

July 22, 2019
8 am PST

Jim Akenson, Chairman of the Wallowa Mountain Hells Canyon Trails Association (WMHCTA), is requesting aviation support for a trails maintenance work party at Red’s Horse Ranch located in NE Oregon.

Jim needs 4-5 Aircraft to fly volunteer trail workers and their gear from Enterprise, OR (8S4) into Red’s Horse Ranch (6OR9) on Friday, July 19th.  This is an approximate 20-minute flight.

Then again on Monday, July 22nd come back into Red’s and fly the same folks back out to Enterprise (8S4).  

On Friday the 19th we'll meet at 7 AM Pacific Time at 8S4 to load up and head into Red’s.  We would then head into Red’s and off load the folks and return to 8S4 where breakfast would be furnished. 

On Monday the 22nd we'll meet up at Red’s Horse Ranch (6OR9) at 8 AM Pacific Time, pick up the trail volunteers and their gear and return to Enterprise (8S4), where breakfast again would be furnished.

If you’d like to participate on one or both of these dates see below.

Contact for more information:
Bill Ables

Atlanta (K55H) Airstrip Closure

July 22, 2019 - August 2, 2019
All Day

The Atlanta (K55H) airstrip will be closed for runway maintenance by the Idaho State Department of Aeronautics from July 22 through August 2, 2019.  For more information contact Dan Conner at 208-334-8893 or 

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Women's Floatplane Splashdown! Cavanaugh Bay (66S), Tanglefoot Seaplane Base (D28)

July 25, 2019 - July 28, 2019
All Day

Floatplane Splashdown is an extraordinary flight immersion. Under-the-wing camp or stay in cabins while savoring unique flight instruction at beautiful Lake Cavanaugh (66S) in Northern Idaho. A float rating is probably the most fun to earn and enhances confidence in huge ways. Integrate recreation with aviation to experience a complete flight-learning experience. This event offers FUN, skills, WWaa Excellence Seminar, flight instruction, ground, exam prep, check ride (optional), massages, and more! This event was originally scheduled for July 18-21st.

Contact for more information:
Christina Tindle

B-17 & B-25 Bombers will be in Nampa (KMAN)

August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019
All Day

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization created to celebrate our heritage of freedom through education, flight exhibition, and remembrance. The CAF acquires, painstakingly restores, and conducts flights of historical American military aircraft. The CAF’s fleet permits people to get up-close and personal look into how these WWII planes were made and how the people who flew in them braved extraordinary odds.

The B-17 and B-25 aircraft are scheduled to land at the Nampa Municipal Airport mid-day on Monday August 5. Living History Flight Experiences will be available for purchase on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 9-11). Tours of these aircraft will be available Monday afternoon through Thursday and after flights finish on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

CAF WWII aircraft have toured throughout the US and Canada for over 30 years, visiting over 40 towns and cities. Public participation in CAF ride programs and aircraft tours is critical to keeping our combat history and "Flying Legends of Victory" tour programs going. Donations and ride fees are tax deductible.

B-17 Sentimental Journey
The B-17 is a long range, 4 engine “flying fortress” armed with up to 13 fifty caliber machine guns. It first flew in 1935 and was a pioneer in strategic bombing in WWII. With over 12,000 built, it was considered an outstanding WWII heavy bomber.

 B-17 aircraft flying today are rare; only 10 of the over 12,000 B-17s produced are still flying.

 B-17 aircraft were used to train US Army Air Forces (USAAF) combat crews at Boise’s Gowen Field over 75 years ago - between January, 1942 and March, 1943.

 The CAF Arizona Base’s B-17G “Sentimental Journey” is typical of many of the bombers used to attack German held territory by the 8th Air Force from England, and the 15th Air Force from the Mediterranean area. B-17s were also used for combat missions in other combat areas. B-17s dropped more bombs than any other US aircraft in WWII, a total of 640,000 tons out of the total 1.5 million tons in the entire war. B-17s were also used for many other missions throughout the war.

CAF flier

Contact for more information:
Ron Robinson

RAF Regional Mini-Educational Conference

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
All Day

RAF Regional Mini-Educational Conference in Boise. Call
970-209-5980 or email Erin White at for info.

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Cavanaugh Bay (66S) Fly-In and BBQ

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
All Day

Campout/Fly-in Friday the 16th and potluck BBQ Saturday the 17th, starting at 4 p.m.  The North Idaho Chapter is putting on a party!

Contact for more information:
Don McIntosh

Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures

September 25, 2019 - September 29, 2019
All Day

Activate excellence through an adventure-learning approach while flight skills expand beyond expectations.  Mix strengths, talents, and passion into tailored Life-flight Plans aimed towards higher potential and life satisfaction.  Express your wildest heart-felt dreams, aloft and otherwise, with confidence, finesse, support, and the expectations that promise ongoing success. Witness how an aviation star is born from the inside-out!
For more information and to register go to  

Contact for more information:
Christina Tindle