Those of you who were at Sun-N-Fun 2011 and visited the RAF booth saw first-hand the destruction from the tornado that tore thru the area.  The RAF was relieved to have only minor damage.  Yes, the display booth fell over, the television was smashed, and we all wandered around in ankle deep water, picking up…

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What could be better than the option to land “wet” or “dry”?  The weekend of August 19th, at Sullivan Lake, WA (09S), just south of the Canadian border, gave pilots that option.  Some came on floats, some on wheels.  Few sites offer the opportunity to land on either – Sullivan Lake is one of those…

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GREAT FALLS, MT – August 9, 2011– Last week, a Federal Judge ruled in favor of both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) in response to a 2009 lawsuit brought against the agency by the Montana Wilderness Society and Western Watersheds Project. The RAF, with support from the Montana Pilots…

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A blue sky, perfect temperature, fun group of people, and one of the prettiest places in the West…That was Russian Flat last weekend. RAF volunteers from Montana, New Mexico, Idaho, and Washington spent much of the day clearing brush and rocks from the campground area, felling some dead trees, and bucking them up into firewood.  As the shadows…

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The “Chicken Strip” at Saline Valley in Death Valley National Park, which was recently closed for safety reasons, should reopen soon due to quick action by the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) with the full support of National Park Service (NPS) managers. Death Valley Chief Ranger Brent Pennington reported that a local volunteer, Lizard Lee, had…

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