“I’ll have what she’s having!” You may recall that famous line from the movie When Harry Met Sally. In a funny way it characterizes the RAF. We are the group that others look to, wanting what we are having. We’re having fun, we’re getting stuff done and we’re doing it with a nearly all volunteer…

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The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and Death Valley National Park officially signed a five-year cooperative maintenance agreement for the Chicken Strip in Saline Valley. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), dated October 18, also renews the established maintenance agreement at Furnace Creek Airport and Stovepipe Wells Airstrip.  “The RAF has proven that this partnership works since…

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We are pleased to announce that the RAF Online Store is up and running! On the RAF homepage— theraf.org —click the “Store” link on the top navigation bar to view our current product, the inReach® Mini + RAF Gear Pack. In early 2020, we will add more products to the store, while also continuing to…

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Grapevine (88AZ), central Arizona’s 3,800 ft runway in the Tonto National Forest was the site of a casual fly-in the weekend of December 20-21. Arizona Pilots Association members serve a lunch the third Saturday of the month, typically September through May at this scenic place. The suggested $8 donation represents a bargain for the ample meal. Donations…

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RAF Georgia Ambassador Eric Davis reports another successful weekend fly-in at Creighton Island December 6-8. Attendees Eric and Sandy Peyrot flew their C182 in from Summerland, FL and said it was a “fantastic fly-in location,” adding, “getting to see the area by air and then get up close on an undeveloped island was a real treat.” While…

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On Sunday, January 5 we will debut our next RAF Backcountry Boutique logo item. Be sure to check out the RAF website or Facebook page on the morning of the 5th. We sell small quantities of each Backcountry Boutique item and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Thanks to all who have supported the RAF mission…

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Alabama State Liaison There was an Aeronca Champ on the family farm in south Alabama where Dan was raised. “My dad got his pilot’s license while at Auburn University in the late 60s,” Dan says. He flew it from their grass strip overseeing the row crops, pecans, fruits and vegetables, and hog and cow operation during Dan’s…

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RAF is pleased to announce our new Alabama State Liaison, Dan Barnhill! There was an Aeronca Champ on the family farm in south Alabama where Dan was raised. “My dad got his pilot’s license while at Auburn University in the late 60s,” Dan says. He flew it from their grass strip overseeing the row crops, pecans, fruits…

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Please welcome new RAF Texas Liaison, Tres Clinton! Tres Clinton is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma, earning his B.S. in Aviation Management. He began flying in 2004, with the goal of becoming an airline pilot. “Landing a Super Cub for the first time, my path was altered,” he says.  Owner of C3 Air flight school…

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Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the RAF, a new pilot shelter is near completion at Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport (KRCV) in Del Norte, Colorado. RAF Colorado Liaison Tom Haefeli reports that other funding includes $5,500 in cash donations, $18,200 in donated labor, supplies, heavy equipment use and operation from the various contractors involved. Rio…

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