Lakeland, Fla. — A tornado struck the Lakeland Airport during the Sun ’n Fun Fly-in on Thursday afternoon, Mar. 31, 2011, causing extensive damage to numerous aircraft in vendor displays and on the flight line. In the aftermath of the storm, twisted and flipped aircraft littered the display area. The RAF had a full complement of folks in Lakeland…

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The 2011 Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show was held in Puyallup, Washington at the end of February.  It proved to be another successful venue for our RAF traveling backcountry show.  We met lots of new folks, existing supporters, and signed up several new members.  It was a wonderful show with over 350 exhibitors, many…

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The RAF is thrilled to share to share this video with you.  Sit back and enjoy, and PLEASE pass it on.  That will help us grow Team RAF. Video Produced by Jim Clark The RAF Today from Recreational Aviation Foundation on Vimeo.

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At the invitation of Arv Schultz of the Arizona Pilots Association and forum coordinator for the annual Cactus Fly-In, representatives of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), Arizona Pilots Association, (APA) and the New Mexico Pilots Association Recreational Aviation Committee (NMPA RAC) gathered at this year’s event to present two forums regarding backcountry aviation and preservation…

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Century Companies of Lewistown, Montana was awarded the Gold Pulaski by the Recreational Aviation Foundation at the Montana Aviation Conference held recently in Helena, Montana. The Gold Pulaski is the highest award given by the RAF. It signifies an outstanding contribution by a company or individual for work on the RAF mission. Century Companies under, the…

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A beautiful Saturday morning brought well over 150 aviation enthusiast to attend the  “First Saturday at LoPresti” fly-in in Sebastian, Florida.  World famous “Aviation Speed Merchants” LoPresti Aviation host this event each month and invited RAF director Tim Clifford as guest speaker to tell the RAF story and discuss the organizations plans for recreational aviation in Florida.…

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