“How many of you have had your Forest Service District Ranger camp out at your fly-in for two nights, play fiddle, and then serve dinner to your gang?” asks RAF Arizona Liaison Mark Spencer. Grapevine airstrip in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest was the site of the recent backcountry camp-out. About twenty aircraft showed up and enjoyed…

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“Everywhere you turn, there are new opportunities for the RAF and Recreational Flying,” said RAF California Liaison Rick Lach after meeting Kirk Hawkins, founder and CEO of ICON Aircraft. (See their website at: http://www.iconaircraft.com) ICON is bringing a new light sport amphibious aircraft to the market.  They received FAA Certification and are producing a movie about the aircraft. They…

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RAF president, John McKenna was a guest on Al Watelroo’s radio talk show on Sunday evening. They really had a great time and we want to share the link just in case you missed the show.  Al’s comments were, “What a great show! We had a fabulous time.  You can definitely tell that John is…

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RAF Georgia Liaison Eric Davis responded to a recent plea to help airlift close to 1,000 endangered turtles from New England beaches to facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. What better way to help these slow-moving creatures get to rehab centers quickly than by Bonanza?  Some GA pilots donate their services transporting dogs from overcrowded shelters to…

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Well, maybe not exactly international, but with 25 aircraft, including a brand spanking new Cessna Caravan and 50 plus people, anyone would have wondered what was going on at the USFS Pleasant Valley (24AZ) airstrip this weekend.  When the USFS reached out to the aviation community to ask for volunteers we thought eight to ten volunteers showing up…

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