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National Aviation Day

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RAF Introduces me to Backcountry Flying With Two Fun Days at Sullivan Lake

Great story from Dan Pimental, Airplanista Aviation Blog, about his fist RAF Weekend at Sullivan Lake, WA.

RAF Safety and Education Coordinator Jeanne MacPherson - "Master Emeritus"

RAF Safety and Education Coordinator Jeanne MacPherson has achieved "Master Emeritus" status from Master Instructors LLC.

This honor is granted by Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP), based on advanced professional standards and rigorous peer review. 

New Arkansas State Liaison - Dave Powell

The RAF is pleased to introduce new Arkansas State Liaison, Dave Powell. 

Few pilots can say they began flying in a Texan T-6 at the age of 12. That’s when Dave Powell was first exposed to flying by his father. They also flew a Navion his dad’s company used for business. Once out of college and working, Dave made the time and had the funds to get his pilot’s license, initially using the privileges to visit family in Arkansas and Michigan. 


RAF Mission:

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

Where will you meet the RAF?

The RAF will be at the upcoming AOPA Regional Fly-Ins.  We hope you can include one or more in your flight plans this summer/ fall. 

August 19-20 | AOPA Fly- In Bremerton, Washington (KPWT) | contact: Dave Whitelaw

New Massachusetts State Liaison - Rene Robillard

The RAF is pleased to introduce new Massachusetts State Liaison, Rene Robillard.

Rene always wanted to fly, and was lucky enough to find a spouse who came from an aviation family and who also loved to fly. In 1999, his extremely pregnant wife, Heather, was on the ramp to watch his first solo.

After a career change and relocation from Colorado to the Boston area, Rene earned his private pilot license and added instrument and commercial ratings. In 2013, CFI was added with CFII shortly thereafter.

Genzlinger Brick Dedication at AirVenture

This year’s AirVenture at Oshkosh included a dedication service to honor Reade Genzlinger at the historic landmark Brown Arch on Thursday, July 28. Reade joined the RAF board in July of 2012 and was serving as its Secretary/Treasurer at the time of his death in an aircraft accident last January. 

Ragmuff open for public use!

Ragmuff is the first airstrip within the privately-held North Maine Woods to open for public use. “We’re considering this a test case, the first step in working with North Maine Woods ownership as other owners are watching,” said RAF Maine Liaison Andy Rowe.

New Minnesota State Liaison - Kurt Pennuto

The RAF is pleased to introduce new Minnesota State Liaison, Kurt Pennuto, teaming up with Kirk Hiner, current Minnesota State Liaison.