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AOPA Fly-In Battle Creek, MI.

The RAF was well-represented at AOPA’s regional Fly-in at Battle Creek, MI. Nearly 2,000 AOPA members, family and guests attended despite less than desirable weather. The RAF secured a great display in a prime location. The camp scene was set by Diz Frederick which drew in visitors, many of whom became new RAF members.

Grapevine is One Step Closer!

Grapevine airstrip, located in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, is one step closer to being fully opened and charted! 

The RAF and Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) worked with Tonto National Forest personnel nearly four years toward this goal. Most maintenance and improvements are complete, the most challenging being the RAF and APA’s crack sealing of this 3,800 x 40 ft asphalt runway, that had been closed since 1997. 

Boonville Airfield

The RAF has supported Boonville Airfield since 2013, co-sponsoring its annual Boonville Fly-in and Pig Roast.


RAF Mission:

“The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains, and creates airstrips for recreational access.”

September is a busy month for events!

Where will you join the RAF this month?

Click on the calendar to see all the RAF events!

September 2- 5 | Prickett Grooms Fly- In Camp Out | Sidnaw, Michigan | contact: bfrederick@theraf.org

Volunteer with the RAF!

Volunteer your time and talents with the Recreational Aviation Foundation - we would love to have you on the team!  The flow sheet is a fun way to help guide you towards one or more RAF volunteer opportunities that could fit your talents and interests.

RAF Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Airstrip Maintenance Volunteer

  • Fire Hub Tender (MT, FL, TX)

Looking for somewhere to fly?

Are you looking for somewhere to fly? 

And a project or two?

Fall days are beautiful at Ryan Field, and there are a few projects we’d like finished before this flying season ends. We invite you to fly into Ryan Field (after receiving a copy of the Ryan Safety Briefing) and spend a few hours on a project before enjoying a beautiful sunset or relaxing around the RAF Fire Hub.

RAF Weekend McIntosh Reserve- airstrip open for this weekend only- don't miss your chance to visit!

McIntosh Reserve

Whitesburg Georgia

Airstrip Open for this RAF Weekend Only

September 30- October 2, 2016

Register here

Future pilots and the future of the RAF

As many organizations struggle to get young people involved in aviation, the Recreational Aviation Foundation enjoys welcoming new young people to our team.  One of our newest team members, Nora Miller joined TEAM RAF last month shortly after her arrival!  Here she is getting ready for her first ride.










From one State Liaison to another

We like to publish comments and stories from our members around the country as they experience great RAF project destinations.

This one is unique in that it comes from one RAF State Liaison to another.  Jeff Smith is the relatively new Kentucky Liaison and has just experienced what our organization is all about!