In Fort Kent, Maine a small group of pilots has contacted the town requesting that they be allowed to re-open the local municipal airport near the Fish River.  They formed the Fish River Flying Club and have now signed a lease agreement with the town to repair, maintain and operate the 3,200 foot grass runway.  John Nadeau of the Recreational…

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Team RAF winged its way to the Wingnuts Flying Circus in Tarkio, Missouri.  This event is co-hosted by U.S. Congressman Sam Graves and his lifelong friend Brooks Hurst.  RAF Vice President, Dan Prill and President, John McKenna attended along with AOPA’s Craig Fuller, Peter Bunce of GAMA, Ed Bolen of NBAA, and Rod Hightower of EAA.  Having the opportunity to spend time with these…

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On July 7, 2011 Pennsylvania became the ninth state to include aviation in its Recreational Use Statute (RUS).   House Bill 870 was sponsored by Representative Garth Everett and strongly supported by Representative Tina Pickett along with twenty two other co-sponsors, and was approved last week by Governor Tom Corbett.   HB 870 added the words “recreational noncommercial aircraft…

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The RAF held the 6th annual donor members only fly-in at Ryan Field the end of June.  We had approximately 60 folk’s Friday evening for brats and beans.  Saturday evening we had 23 aircraft on the field and about 100 avid RAF supporters that were served steak and salad.  Ben and Butchie Ryan celebrated their 65th anniversary earlier this month…

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