RAF Chairman John McKenna and US Forest Service Recreational Director Michiko Martin on January 6 co-signed a five-year renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between the USFS and the RAF.  “The RAF has worked consistently for the last eighteen years to build a good working relationship with the Forest Service at the district, regional, and…

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Unlike cookies, whiskey or wine, you are not limited to “just one” when it comes to membership in aviation organizations. If you are one of our 10,000 Recreational Aviation Foundation members, we value your support, but suggest you don’t stop there. Please consider supporting your local or state pilot group and type club. The RAF…

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The RAF thanks all who took the time to submit comments supporting Stovepipe Wells Airport in Death Valley National Park before the comment deadline closed on December 23. Your comments count, and we are awaiting the outcome. RAF California Liaisons Rick Lach and Katerina Barilov learned of plans to close the airport and convert it to…

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New year, new hat! The RAF’s hat for the year 2021 is a snapback with “2021” embroidered on the side in orange to match the RAF orange logo on the front of the hat. The back half of the hat is a black mesh, and the front and bill have camouflage. The hats are available in the…

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The RAF has begun an expansion of The RAF Outfitter in response to demand. “You’ll see a bigger selection of unique, high quality items online through The RAF Outfitter,” Administrative Director Tricia McKenna said. A monthly Featured Item will debut on the fifth of each month through The RAF Outfitter.  All merchandise is carefully selected, and RAF sources…

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There’s aviation, and then there’s recreational aviation. Pilot Richard Greensted knows both. Beginning at age 14 with his intention to become a commercial pilot, he is fulfilling an aviation career flying for Alaska Airlines, based in Portland, Oregon. He and his family love camping, and his kids have grown up camping at Nehalem Bay State Park in…

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Arizona State Liaison Mark Spencer, who also serves as the Arizona Pilots Association (APA) First Vice President, reports that work is ongoing at Grapevine airstrip (88AZ). This year volunteers will continue to improve drainage and safety at the strip by spreading and compacting 400 tons of material that was delivered the first week of December.…

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We’ve had numerous requests for easier access to the Ryan Barn video, and have since added it in a prominent spot on our home page, theraf.org. If you aren’t already aware of the Barn Raising at Ryan Field (2MT1), it started out as a kind of fantastical idea…maybe instead of a simple metal shed to…

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Director of Marketing Having grown up in Lewistown, MT, Kodi spent plenty of time camping, hiking, kayaking, and doing many other things outdoors. She understands the passion that so many RAF supporters share for discovering remote places. She grew up showing horses and playing sports, and always enjoys time spent with family and friends.  Kodi…

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Adorn your plane, hangar door or any other surface with a vinyl RAF logo decal. These durable decals come in two sizes and two colors. Choose between 18 in x 15 in, or 12 in x 10 in, and black or orange. Show your support for the RAF mission as we step into the new year! To order the…

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