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.

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Support our work with your tax-deductible donation. The RAF is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Latest News

APRIL BACKCOUNTRY BOUTIQUE

April 5, 2020

Since we all seem to be tightening our belt a little during these uncertain times, the RAF would like to help you with yours. This month’s Backcountry Boutique item is a custom RAF belt buckle and belt. We love that they come to us from Midvale, UT and are manufactured with certified aluminum that will…

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THE RAF IN THESE UNIQUE AND UNCOMFORTABLE TIMES

March 31, 2020

A number of you have checked in with us to see how we are doing. We appreciate that, and the short answer is we are fine. At this moment we are all healthy here at RAF HQ, and we know of no one within the RAF core group of volunteers that is dealing personally with…

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RAF GRANTS FUNDS FOR RAGER CREEK AIRSTRIP SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

March 31, 2020

RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes has taken on another project. He would like to see the primitive airstrip at the Rager Creek Ranger Station in the Ochoco National Forest included in the Airfield Guide. But first, a number of safety improvements need to be completed. “The airstrip is very remote, located in the Central Oregon high-desert,…

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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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