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

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

The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves,
improves, 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.

Tell us about your flying adventures! Email contact@theraf.org

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

Latest News

HARTZELL PROPELLER, RAF AGREE TO INCENTIVES FOR BACKCOUNTRY PILOTS

April 8, 2021

The following is a press release announced by Hartzell Propeller. Hartzell Propeller has reached an agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to offer a special $1,000 discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members. The RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., which is dedicated to preserving, improving and…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER APRIL FEATURED ITEM

April 5, 2021

The April Featured Items are our awesome eqpd bags. These durable bags are manufactured by eqpd for the RAF and come in two sizes: 17″ and 13″. They are made of waterproof material, so you can set them anywhere without worrying that your belongings will get wet or dirty. The handles are padded and reinforced and they snap together. The…

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HELP CREATE A VISITOR PAVILION AT TRIGGER GAP, ARKANSAS

March 31, 2021

Just a few years ago, a group of Arkansas pilots and RAF members walked a large meadow owned by The Nature Conservancy in the Ozarks above the Kings River. They envisioned a turf airfield, where folks could land and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and floating the river. The RAF raised funds to create that 3,000-ft…

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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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