The RAF is pleased to introduce new Florida State Liaison, Bobby Capozzi. Like many others, Bobby Capozzi started his quest for aviation by building and flying model airplanes.  Model aircraft were the stepping stones to Bobby soloing at 16, achieving his private at 17, and purchasing a 1953 PA-22  two weeks later. “I bought it…

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Big Bar airstrip is located on the Idaho side of the Snake River within Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Hells Canyon is the deepest canyon in North America and Big Bar is the only airstrip within that National Recreation Area.  The RAF and the Oregon Pilot’s Assoc. supported the Idaho Aviation Assoc. (IAA) to conduct autumn…

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Friends of Arcadia Airport wrapped up another successful three-day event Nov. 10-11-12 at Aviation City (X06). The City of Arcadia helped, as did new RAF Florida State Liaison Bobby Capozzi and his wife Kim.   The Florida Sport Aviation Antique & Classic Association (FSAACA) were our guests and the event brought a wide range of aircraft types and visitors. Friday evening,…

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Winning Photos Photographer: Mike Hart Location: Big Creek, ID Submitted by: Crista Worthy Photographer and submitted by: Bjorn Eriksen Location: Pine, ID Photographer and submitted by: Lisa Ballantyne Location: Stehekin, WA Honorable Mention Photos Photographer: Bryan Minnear Location: Astoria Airport, OR Submitted by: Don Fitzpatrick Photographer and submitted by: Richard Sugden Location: Caveman Ranch, UT…

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The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) joined representatives of federal and state agencies, aviation groups, landowners, and other stakeholders at the U.S. Forest Service Regional Headquarters in Albuquerque on November 10 to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating a partnership called the New Mexico Airstrip Network (NMAN). The groups will collaborate to preserve, promote,…

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The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has filled an important GA niche in protecting and promoting recreational aviation opportunities. Along with its work on the ground to preserve, maintain and create airstrips for recreational access, the RAF emphasizes in the air pilot preparation for safely operating in and out of these airstrips. New York Liaison Russ…

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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 Arcadia Municipal Airport. (X06) Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06) Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc. (FoAA) worked hard for about four years to breathe life back into…

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