Product Photography Volunteer Jake has spent his whole life in photography. Having grown up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Jake found a love of the outdoor world at a young age. In 2006 Jake came up to Bozeman, MT to attend classes at MSU, but like so many other people after four years…

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RAF Minnesota Liaison Kurt Pennuto reports that the May 31-June 2 Bowstring work party weekend was “a huge success.” Volunteers completed two campsites, one with four tent pads and one with five tent pads. Each site now has an RAF fire ring, a picnic table and is just a short walk to a newly constructed outhouse. They…

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Growing up in St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri, Bill McCormick always wanted to take flying lessons. He began his training in 1997, “but then a move, life and work got in the way,” he says. While on a fishing trip in western Alaska with his brother in 2011, each day’s flights on and off…

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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 Sullivan Lake in Washington. In the northeast corner of Washington State, Sullivan Lake offers the opportunity to land on either water or land. Float planes can land on the pristine…

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The Recreational Aviation Foundation is pleased to have teamed up with AOPA’s Air Safety Institute on more than fifty of their in-person live seminars, “From Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry”. This ambitious six-month series just concluded, with 88 separate two-hour sessions held across the country. A total of 8,526 people attended the seminars. Thirty-five key RAF…

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The Recreational Aviation Foundation is pleased to have teamed up with AOPA’s Air Safety Institute on more than fifty of their in-person live seminars, “From Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry”. This ambitious six-month series just concluded, with 88 separate two-hour sessions held across the country. A total of 8,526 people attended the seminars. Thirty-five key RAF…

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In Oregon recently, the RAF worked in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) to maintain McKenzie Bridge State Airport (00S), a premier backcountry airfield located in the Cascade Range. “We had an excellent turnout, everyone contributed and had a good time,” RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes said of the June 1 work party. Approximately 30…

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In Oregon recently, the RAF worked in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) to maintain McKenzie Bridge State Airport (00S), a premier backcountry airfield located in the Cascade Range.   “We had an excellent turnout, everyone contributed and had a good time,” RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes said of the June 1 work party. Approximately 30…

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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 Sullivan Lake in Washington. In the northeast corner of Washington State, Sullivan Lake offers the opportunity to land on either water or land. Float planes can land on the pristine…

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There are lots of reasons to head to Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK) June 21 and 22 for AOPA’s Fly-In! Team RAF will have an outdoor aircraft display, and RAF Social Media Coordinator Brittanee Lincoln will speak on “Preserving the Backcountry” from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Friday in the Skills and Safety Pavilion. Start each day with…

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