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

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

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

Welcome to the RECREATIONAL AVIATION FOUNDATION

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) was founded by a group of Montana pilots who realized that the threat of recreational airstrip closure was of national concern. They also recognized that there was the need for a unified effort by pilots everywhere to protect public recreational opportunities. The RAF is dedicated to preserving existing airstrips and actually creating new public-use recreational airstrips throughout the United States.

The RAF implements its mission through these Guiding Principles:

We believe that aviation is a valid form of accessing recreational resources on public and private lands.

We believe in collaboration with both public and private entities to arrive at solutions that provide benefit to all parties.

We value the relationships of all stakeholders – both public and private – and commit to fostering relationships based upon integrity and transparency.

We believe that creation of new recreational airstrips will encourage the general aviation community to get out and recreate as well as provide more dispersed recreational opportunities.

Team RAF

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Latest News

PHOTO CONTEST RESULTS ILLUSTRATE RAF MISSION

November 15, 2019

The 2019 RAF Photo Contest has concluded, again with breathtaking results. Close to 200 submissions came from five geographic regions, including an International category.  Our judges had difficulty selecting just one winner from each region, finally settling on nine winners and three Honorable Mentions.  We are pleased that photos came from several airfields where the RAF has…

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BACKCOUNTRY BOUTIQUE BEANIES ARE SOLD OUT

November 14, 2019

Our November Backcountry Boutique item, the RAF beanie is sold out! Thank you for your support of the RAF mission through the Boutique. We will debut our next item on Thursday, December 5.

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COMMUNITY TURNS OUT IN FAVOR OF AIRFIELD

November 14, 2019

As reported, the Selectboard meeting and public hearing about the possible closure of Maine’s Charles A. Chase Memorial airfield (44B) in Dover-Foxcroft took place November 12. The town manager and at least one select person wanted to close the airfield and construct a solar farm on the site.  “There was a very large turnout of local…

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Did you know…the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) achieves its mission almost entirely through the efforts of volunteers?

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