Archive for November 2013
OKLAHOMA ADDS AVIATION; PILOTS SHOW APPRECIATION!
Sisemore’s event is wildly popular, seeing 60 or more airplanes from as far away as California, New York, and many states in between. One look at the strip and you can see why it draws such a crowd. Sisemore added, “Because Arkansas had already passed their pro-aviation bill, we had to move the event across…Read More
THANK YOU TO THE LIGHTSPEED AVIATION FOUNDATION
The Recreational Aviation Foundation is pleased to announce that it placed third in the 2013 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilot’s Choice Grant program. The Division 1, third place award of $6,000 will be used toward furthering the RAF mission and we would like to thank everyone at Lightspeed for their continued commitment to aviation. Thank you all for voting for…Read More
RYANS FEATURED FOR VETERANS DAY ISSUE
The newspaper story begins with how the couple met after Ben ejected from his mid-air damaged P-38 near the Panama Canal in World War II. Butchie was an Army nurse at work on board the hospital ship that treated him. Ben and Butchie, now aged 90 and 91 respectively, have a lot more fascinating history, and the…Read More
RAF HAS PRODUCTIVE WEEK IN WASHINGTON
The RAF showed up in Washington, DC in force during the first week of November to particpate in a National Academy of Science (NAS) Transportation synthesis study on threats to the preservation of backcountry airstrips on federal lands. RAF State Liaisons Steve Durtschi of Utah, and Mark Spencer of Arizona were joined by RAF President John McKenna and Montana Liaison Ron…Read More
WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN DISNEYLAND?
One correct answer is: “Flying into Mineral Canyon airstrip in Utah”. That is what the Recreational Aviation Foundation’s newest volunteer state liaison, Tom Haefeli thinks. Tom is from Del Norte, Colorado, and joins current state liaison Patrick Romano in working for the RAF mission of preserving and creating public use airstrips. Tom hopped in the…Read More