Archive for September 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall continues to be busy with various recreational aviation fly-ins, work parties and activities. Please check the RAF online event calendar often for newly added events – we are updating our website regularly. Look for RAF folks in orange at the following locations: Oct. 7 -13: Creighton Island Fall Project Week, Georgia; Oct. 11-12: 57th…

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ALASKA PILOTS APPRECIATE RAF-LED EFFORTS TO IMPROVE BOLD AIRSTRIP

Volunteers associated with the Recreational Aviation Foundation achieved substantial improvements to Alaska’s Bold Airstrip (A13), located at the southeast end of Eklutna Lake, near Anchorage on Saturday, August 31. The group was joined by a volunteer from the local EAA Chapter. “With the cooperation and approval of Chugach State Park officials, a small but intrepid…

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TIM RILEY

Idaho State Liaison Tim is a native of upstate New York. His introduction to aviation was as a youngster in a Beaver on floats on the lakes in the Adirondacks. He has lived and traveled around the world during a career in the data networking and security industry. Starting with hang gliders and paragliders, Tim…

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RAF BLENDS LEARNING AND LEISURE AT FINAL RMEC

Twenty-four RAF volunteers, directors and members gathered Sept. 20-22 at Ohio’s Piqua Airport at Hartzell Field (I17) for the last of three 2019 Regional Mini Educational Conferences (RMECs). Many conference attendees flew directly in for the RAF educational weekend. Hartzell Propeller Inc. graciously opened up their facilities, and Friday afternoon, groups enjoyed tours of its main…

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JULIAN PRIDMORE-BROWN

Julian Pridmore-Brown has early memories of landing a Bonanza with his father in a cow pasture on the central California coast not far from a spectacular coastline. Flying has been in his blood from a young age. He learned to fly at the airport on the campus at University of California, Davis while completing a…

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RAF “CAMPS” AT AOPA’S TULLAHOMA FLY-IN

The RAF was part of AOPA’s eightieth anniversary season of celebration during the two day AOPA Fly-In at Tullahoma, Tennessee Sept. 13-14. Tullahoma Regional Airport/William Northern Field (THA) has both asphalt and turf runways, and lies roughly midway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Visitors enjoyed the Beechcraft Heritage Museum which is right on the field. Some…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP

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 Trigger Gap in Arkansas. Trigger Gap is a 3000’ x 75’ strip located in Berryville, Arkansas. Amenities include camping, canoeing and picnicking. The RAF raised funds for…

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