Have you ever thought you’d like to make a difference in something that will last for generations? Something that improves and enhances very special recreational opportunities? Would you like to be part of a team of like-minded volunteers with a mission to preserve, maintain and create airstrips for recreational access?  Please consider the Recreational Aviation…

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One good thing about the year just ending is that more people got outdoors. The very best thing about 2020 was the amount of goodness and generosity you invested in the RAF and its mission. You took on projects to benefit people you didn’t even know, nor may never meet. Some were big projects –…

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The RAF is pleased to announce that intern Kodi Myhre will become the RAF Director of Marketing, beginning the first of the year, freeing RAF Administrative Director Tricia McKenna to devote more time to special RAF projects.  Stepping into full time for the RAF, Kodi said, “I’m most looking forward to becoming more involved with the RAF’s…

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Managers of Death Valley National Park in California are seeking public input regarding future use of the park’s Stovepipe Wells Village. One of the park’s proposals is to change the Stovepipe Wells airstrip into a dedicated night sky viewing area due to the prohibitive maintenance expense of repaving the runway. This is due to the…

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The RAF is pleased to announce that one of the country’s most distinctive airports has been saved from potential closure. Goodspeed Airport, (42B) lies beside the historic Connecticut River in East Haddam, CT. The airport has a 2,120-ft paved runway, a parallel turf runway, and is the only seaplane base in southern New England, listed…

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So, where does the name “Bogdan” come from? “Poland” is his answer. Bogdan’s parents immigrated to the East Coast when he was a child. “They were farmers in Europe, and came over with the four of us kids, and like many Poles, Dad went to work in the steel mills,” he explained.  Bogdan chose the…

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2020 was a special year at The RAF that we will proudly look back on for a long time to come. We are talking about the legacy of Ben and Butchie Ryan and now the new Ryan Barn…an effort that went from concept to concrete and timber in just the past few months. This project…

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