Over thirty RAF volunteers participated in the second RAF Mini Educational Conference, (RMEC) on March 18 at Hicks Airfield (T67) in Fort Worth, Texas. RAF members Jay Pratt and Carol Beaird provided their hangar for the conference. RAF President Alan Metzler kicked off the meeting, and RAF Oregon State Liaison Richard Mayes shared his experience…

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RAF New York State Liaison Russ Holland, typically found in the cockpit of his tandem Rans S-7S, has embarked on a different kind of cross-country, this time in a vehicle, generously donated by Mike Lucero, Bozeman, MT of Hertz Rental Car. Russ left his home of Cold Brook, NY to attend a “Why Public Land…

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RAF Illinois Liaison Mike Purpura recently applied the RAF mission in a very unusual way. His goal was to demonstrate the value of recreational aviation and its economic benefit to the City of Havana, IL, and allow aviators to witness an incredible wildlife event. To most aviators, Havana (9I0) – Niner India Zero – may not seem like the…

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The RAF is pleased to report on the success of its Grant Program, established to help fund projects that advance the RAF mission. State Liaisons identify projects and apply for these grant funds. The RAF typically grants a matching amount and the project is carried out by volunteers, usually in collaboration with the airport ownership,…

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Dense fog delayed arrivals, but by sunset on Friday, March 10, seven planes plus a couple of drive-ins were set up to camp. Meet and greets were exchanged and there was conversation about the upcoming nine RAF Trail events. Canoe Safari’s bus arrived at 5:30 to transport all participants a few miles to El Pirata restaurant, including many…

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