This will be the first of a series of regular communications from me to you designed to keep you in the loop with what your Recreational Aviation Foundation is involved with across our Nation. While it would be my desire to keep these communications frequent and short, there are so many great things happening thanks…

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Bozeman, Mont. — The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and BackcountryPilot.org (BCP), under guidance of the National Park Service (NPS), have combined efforts to successfully reopen the legendary “Chicken Strip.”  Thanks to a group of hard-working volunteers, the Chicken Strip, closed by the NPS in August, due to safety concerns, reopened on October 15. Following weeks…

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Following a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) have announced Carl Hicks, 58 of Gig Harbor Washington, as their first Executive Director.  Truly a recreational pilot, Hicks received his private pilot license in August, 1975, and has several thousand hours of flight experience, remaining current ever since.  After retiring…

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Bureau of Land Management & United States Forest Service Leaders Meet RAF on Same Day On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Dan Prill, RAF Vice President, Pete Smith, RAF BLM liaison, and John Hudson, Montana Pilots Association President, met with the Director of the BLM, Bob Abbey in Great Falls, Montana.   As quoted from the Great…

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