Our friends at General Aviation Manufacturer’s Assoc. (GAMA) scheduled their annual Executive Board meeting in Boise.  The RAF suggested members stay long enough to experience Idaho’s fabulous backcountry with us. On Thursday, the RAF organized a CFI session on backcountry technique. Five local instructors volunteered to fly throughout the weekend. Boise CFI Jim Hudson got…

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As many organizations struggle to get young people involved in aviation, the Recreational Aviation Foundation enjoys welcoming new young people to our team.  One of our newest team members, Nora Miller joined TEAM RAF last month shortly after her arrival!  Here she is getting ready for her first ride. Nora and her parents, Erica and Charlie…

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We like to publish comments and stories from our members around the country as they experience great RAF project destinations. This one is unique in that it comes from one RAF State Liaison to another.  Jeff Smith is the relatively new Kentucky Liaison and has just experienced what our organization is all about! Brad, I…

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Great story from Dan Pimental, Airplanista Aviation Blog, about his fist RAF Weekend at Sullivan Lake, WA. “This RAF fly-in is possibly one of the best times I have had around airplanes. The people in this group are all the kind of social, friendly and aviation-addicted flyers we #avgeeks love to hang with, and the entire time…

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RAF Safety and Education Coordinator Jeanne MacPherson has achieved “Master Emeritus” status from Master Instructors LLC. This honor is granted by Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP), based on advanced professional standards and rigorous peer review.  A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jeanne’s career includes Chief of the Safety and Education Bureau for Montana Aeronautics…

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Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month’s Featured Airstrip is Ryan Field, be watching for next months featured airstrip…. Located adjacent to Montana’s Glacier National Park is 2,500 foot long Ryan Field. The Recreational Aviation Foundation…

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The RAF is pleased to introduce new Arkansas State Liaison, Dave Powell.  Few pilots can say they began flying in a Texan T-6 at the age of 12. That’s when Dave Powell was first exposed to flying by his father. They also flew a Navion his dad’s company used for business. Once out of college and working,…

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