The Recreational Aviation Foundation is pleased to announce that you’ll be seeing dynamic RAF representation at multiple aviation conferences this year. We’re starting in Arizona at the Copperstate Fly-In, February 6-9. RAF volunteers in orange will share a booth with the Arizona Pilots Association. Next it’s on to Washington State at the Northwest Aviation Conference…

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Alton Bay New Hampshire, B18 is located on the southern edge of Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest Lake in New Hampshire. It is the only FAA sanctioned public Ice Runway with designator in the lower 48 states. “Come land on the frozen lake and get your Ice Wings and Ice Chip,” RAF New Hampshire Liaison John Meade says. Pilots…

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From a young age, a Cessna was a regular part of Bill’s life, his dad’s way to get from A to B. The family plane was a tool to support the family businesses. Bill was encouraged to learn to fly for practical purposes – not as a hobby or passion.  A glider ride 30 years…

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The RAF board began its face-to-face Board meeting in Bozeman, MT January 24-25 by acknowledging Jack and Patricia Tyler’s eight years of dedication to the mission’s success.  The board selected its 2020 leadership with Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, WA continuing as president; Mike Perkins of Bigfork, MT will now serve a combined role as Secretary/Treasurer,…

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Please welcome our new Kansas Liaison, Todd Banks! Todd, a Wichita native, began flying while in high school. After taking a 30 year break to raise kids and see them off to college, flying was again at the top of his to-do list. He started re-learning tailwheel skills after acquiring a yellow Cub. While working on…

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Jack and Patricia Tyler had settled in Florida after 11 years travelling around the world in their sailboat. It was at Sun ’n Fun 2012, camped next to their Grumman Tiger that they discovered the RAF. They were so willing to share the mission that Jack became a Florida State Liaison, and Patricia took on VP…

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Backcountry airstrips serve as trailheads—jumping off points for backcountry adventures. Included in this post are photos of Joshua and Caleb Turner returning (with dad) to their airplane at Benchmark (3U7) airfield in Montana, in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Along with their father, Pennsylvania State Liaison Andy Turner, Josh and Caleb used the airstrip…

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The Minam River Lodge is located in northeast Oregon, deep in the heart of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Originally built in 1950 by local outfitters as a small hunting lodge, over the decades and through a succession of owners, the Lodge fell into disrepair. RAF member Barnes Ellis purchased the property in 2011 with the ambition of…

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