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    Big Tires and Campfires Raffle - 2019

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    The annual Big Tires and Campfires Big Raffle will be held on Saturday, June 15, roughly 10 a.m. at Big Creek Lodge on the Big Creek airstrip.

    For many of you, here is the most important item: once again, Airframes Alaska is donating a set of tires, winners choice of Ultralights, Airstreaks, or Bushwheels (other than 35s). We are hugely grateful for Airframes' continuing support. More information about Alaska Airframes tires is here: https://www.airframesalaska.com/Alas...eels_a/263.htm

    It is likely that breakfast will be served on Saturday morning as well. Check back for confirmation.

    Here's the link to purchase raffle tickets: https://idahoaviationfoundation.org/jcraffle/

    We plan to sell tickets at Johnson Creek and other aviation events as well (e.g. Idaho Aviation Expo in May).

    Background and Big News for Big Creek

    The raffle is sponsored by the Idaho Aviation Foundation (IAF), a non-profit organization. All of the net raffle proceeds are distributed to organizations that preserve, protect, and maintain backcountry aviation, including the IAF and RAF. In 2017, net proceeds were over $11,000. In 2018, net proceeds were over $14,000. I'll post details separately.

    As always, the Big Raffle will be held in concert with the informal, non-hosted Big Tires and Campfires Fly-in at Johnson Creek airstrip. But remember: the raffle will be held at Big Creek Lodge, on the Big Creek Airstrip. We recognize that this may be inconvenient for some of you. On the other hand, it is a great destination for breakfast and will give you a chance to see the lodge you helped build.

    As most of you know, the purpose of the Fly-in is fun, camaraderie, checking out new products and equipment, and enjoying the remarkable Idaho backcountry airstrip system. The Fly-in has been held in June every year since 2005 and is on many pilot’s bucket list.

    Now the Big News: Big Creek Lodge re-opened in August 2018, after a five-year rebuilding effort by the IAF and roughly $1.5M in outlays and donated materials. The results are stunning:
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    The lodge was built to serve the public, and in particular fly-in public, and the most of the money came from pilots. SuperCub.org members together made huge contributions for which we are very thankful.

    Alas, the IAF is still raising money to cover initial operating costs; thus fundraisers like the Big Raffle.

    Again, here's the link to purchase raffle tickets: https://idahoaviationfoundation.org/jcraffle/

    More information about BCL is available here: https://www.bigcreeklodgeidaho.com/
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    Donation results for 2018

    Donation results for 2018 - where your dollars are going.

    In 2018 Fly-In donated:

    • $9800 to IAF to help rebuild the Big Creek Lodge in Idaho.
    • $1,500 to the Idaho Aviation Association.
    • $1,500 to the Recreational Aviation Foundation, a non-profit organization which preserves, maintains and creates backcountry and recreational aviation airstrips across the nation.
    • $1,500 of in-kind donations to the Idaho Division of Aeronautics for new web cams at Johnson Creek. You can take a look through the new webcams here:

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    To recap the above:

    Airframes Alaska has generously donated a set of tires again this year, but not limited to just Bushweels! The big prize winner can select from Ultralights, Airstreaks, or Bushwheels up to 31” (but excluding 35”). Shipping within the U.S. is included.

    Airframes Alaska and, earlier, Alaska Bushweels, have been long time sponsors of the Fly-in. We're grateful for their support again this year.

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    Let me see if I understand this, I can win a set of 31's, but not 35's, Uncle Eaton will pay for all my tickets, and the money is helping great organizations?

    Wow, hats off to Airframes once again- and they know how to through a party.

    Will get my tickets there... do I have to be present to win? How big is 'Big Creek' airstrip?
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktango58 View Post
    Let me see if I understand this, I can win a set of 31's, but not 35's, Uncle Eaton will pay for all my tickets, and the money is helping great organizations?

    Wow, hats off to Airframes once again- and they know how to throw a party.

    Will get my tickets there... do I have to be present to win? How big is 'Big Creek' airstrip?
    You can buy tickets at Big Creek Lodge, at the informal fly-in at Johnson Creek, or online here: https://idahoaviationfoundation.org/jcraffle/

    You do not have be present to win the Bushwheels or "major prizes": those over $500.

    Big Creek airstrip (U60) is big, 3550' long, mostly mown grass. More here: https://www.airnav.com/airport/U60

    IAA webcam page: https://idahoaviation.com/idaho-airs...webcams_header
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    The Idaho Aviation Foundation is stepping up with some cool prizes:




    • One-night stay at Big Creek Lodge for two adults, all meals included - $280 value (donated by IAF board member Colleen Back)
    • Signed and numbered watercolor print of Big Creek Airstrip
    • Big Creek Lodge merchandise


    More information here: https://www.idahoaviationfoundation.org/raffle.php

    Raffle tickets here: https://www.idahoaviationfoundation.org/jcraffle/
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    Excellent keep it comming
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    Nice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aktango58 View Post
    Let me see if I understand this, I can win a set of 31's, but not 35's, Uncle Eaton will pay for all my tickets, and the money is helping great organizations?

    Wow, hats off to Airframes once again- and they know how to through a party.

    Will get my tickets there... do I have to be present to win? How big is 'Big Creek' airstrip?
    George, download the Idaho Airports app if you have an iPad/iPhone.
    It has all the backcountry strips and good info for flying there.Click image for larger version. 

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