Unlike cookies, whiskey or wine you are not limited to “just one” when it comes to joining aviation organizations. The Recreational Aviation Foundation feels strongly that we are much stronger together and can accomplish more by teaming up.  We look to regional pilot organizations that care about aviation in their regions. We reach out to…

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Five years ago, RAF California Liaison Rick Lach initiated conversation with the BLM about reopening Johannesburg Airport in California, a two-runway dirt airport which appeared on charts until the 1970s. The airstrip served the nearby communities of Randsburg and Johannesburg, which are both functioning gold and quartz mining settlements that date back to the 1800s. Gold…

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“November one tree one fife niner, that’s your name today,” RAF Ohio Liaison Christine Mortine said, as she escorted eight Girl Scouts on their own private tour of Columbus’s Ohio State University Airport, (KOSU). Security clearance achieved, they walked by hangars and under the control tower, in anticipation of the place where  Christine’s C-185 “Songbird” and…

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The small, country airport of Havana, IL (9I0) came alive September 15 when over 150 people came together to gaze at the wonders of the universe. The weather gods cooperated and gave us clear skies with an early setting moon. Fifteen airplanes flew in for the second annual Astronomy Night. Sixty members of the University of…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Miracle Mile in Wyoming. The airstrip was recently added to the RAF Airports Map. Miracle Mile is a public use airstrip in Wyoming, located on the Miracle Mile section…

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