At the April board meeting of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, John Nadeau of Maine was elected to the board of directors. John brings the experience gained from his time as the RAF regional representative for the New England States.  John has also been very instrumental in the Recreational Use Statue (RUS) amendment across the United…

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The New Mexico Pilots Association Recreational Airstrip Committee (NM-RAC) has organized a work party for April 29 through May 1, 2011 at the Negrito Airstrip (0NM7) in South West New Mexico.  A rain date is set for the following weekend.  The Negrito Airstrip is located at N33° 31.253667′ W108° 32.570200′ (estimated by AirNav).  Its elevation is…

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Thanks to the hard work of RAF Member Ron Krohn, and support from many others, the Governor of New Mexico signed into law House Bill 12 on April 6th.  This law adds “operation of aircraft” to the state’s existing Recreational Use Statute. “This is a great step for the recreational pilots, the backcountry, and of…

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The RAF Team at Sun N’ Fun spent the last day of the show manning our booth and visiting other vendors.  The final day of the event is traditionally slower than the rest of the week and gives everyone a chance to visit other booths, vendors, and exhibitors.  The RAF Team feels the show was…

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Beautiful weather on Saturday brought large crowds to Sun N’ Fun as well as to the RAF booth!  The great weather brought many supporters and kept RAF volunteers busy all day.  One of the highlights of the day was the young folks that came thru the booth. Bringing young folks to the world of flying…

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The RAF crew came through again and was on-site by 7:30am to start cleaning our booth after Thursday’s horrendous storms that came through Sun N’ Fun.  The Lakeland, FL newspaper, The Ledger, reports that four tornados battered Lakeland during the storm.  After seeing all the damage we are all thankful no one was injured.  Our…

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