Lori grew up the youngest (with a twin sister) in a large aviation family. Her father served as navigator on a B-29 during WWII, and later piloted his family around the country in a PA-11, a Skywagon, and a Piper Navajo. Her childhood was filled with Sunday afternoon flights in the PA-11, flying the C-180…

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The Art and Science of Operating Safely in Short Environments The Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, TN hosted the RAF two-day seminar June 18-19 focused on operating aircraft in short environments. RAF Georgia Liaison Eric Davis organized the event “for anyone who desires to learn how to operate safely in short environments but believes they lack the…

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The North Fox Island work weekend on June 17-19 was a huge success according to Michigan State Liaison Brad Frederick. Seventeen aircraft brought 24 volunteers who cut brush and trees and mowed grass. RAF president John McKenna and board member Alan Metzler found their niche removing ant hills. George Stevens delivered the port-a-john and assembled…

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Tailwheel or nosewheel, everyone we interviewed at the RAF Triple Tree weekend June 3-5 agreed that the grass at SC00 is the finest their tires have ever touched. Imagine 8,000 feet of putting green with no bump to blame for that second bounce! We wish to thank Pat Hartness and his amazing crew of Triple Tree volunteers…

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RAF joins its aviation industry friends to sign FAA Reauthorization Letter. On June 8, a letter was sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act.  The letter states that aviation is vital to the U.S. economy, “contributing nearly $2 trillion in…

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The Fifth Annual Skypark Aviation Festival on June 3-4 was a success this year with several thousand folks attending. RAF Utah State Liaison Steve Durtschi gave an RAF presentation on Friday evening that was well attended. The RAF was well represented by both Utah State Liaisons Wayne Loeber and Durtschi, with volunteers Myron Porter and Wendy Lessig assisting at…

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For pilots flying the Northwest, summer flying season is off to a great start! And the Recreational Aviation Foundation is “open for business” – that is, the serious business of safe and memorable recreation! Maybe you are headed north to Alaska and are looking for great places to land and camp or explore in Montana.…

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Nisha Marvel, WSDOT Aviation communications, 206-440-4790OLYMPIA – Aviation enthusiasts in Washington state have reason to celebrate: for the fourth year in a row, Gov. Jay Inslee has named June as General Aviation Appreciation Month. Gov. Inslee recently signed a proclamation (pdf 164 kb) naming June 2016 as a time to recognize general aviation’s importance to our state. He noted…

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