State Liaison Mike Purpura represented the RAF at the Illinois 99’s Aviation Expo. Attendance was very good and it was a great opportunity to visit with corporate, general aviation and recreational pilots. Many were very interested in the mission of the RAF and were genuinely impressed with the amount of work going on to keep…

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RAF President, John McKenna and RAF Treasurer, Tim Clifford were invited to attend a board meeting of the Idaho Aviation Association to discuss issues related to recreational aviation access and challenges faced by both organizations. They thanked IAA for leadership and collaboration and received a heartfelt thank you from the IAA board in return.  Also, in attendance were both…

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RAF team showed up in force at Arizona’s Grapevine Airstrip for a weekend of fun, camping, food and friendship. RAF  Board member Alan Metzler and his wife Jill, from PA enjoyed their first camping in the Sanoran Desert landscape along with RAF’s first state liaison, Ron Normandeau and his wife Kathy. Of course AZ Liaison Mark Spencer and roughly 35 other RAF and…

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EXPO is the major Light Sport show in the USA and we exhibited at last year’s show to learn if there was much interest in the RAF and recreational airstrip flying from Sport Pilots and those flying under Sport Pilot rules.  Turned out the interest was substantial even though very few folks had heard of the…

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Arriving this week in our nation’s Capital were RAF Arizona Liaison Mark Spencer and his wife, Stefanie; and RAF President John McKenna. It’s a working trip, since Congress is getting back to business after the holidays. “It’s important that new members of Congress recognize the value of recreational aviation,” John said. The RAF delegation was especially pleased to…

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