LIGHTSPEED ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION BENEFITS RAF

Our friends at Lightspeed are celebrating their 25th year, and want to spread the joy. Beginning with their first rollout at AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has continually offered an improving line of noise cancelling headsets. Now Lightspeed is offering 200 limited edition 25th Anniversary Zulu 3 headsets, as a way to raise money for several aviation…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: GOODSPEED

Each month we highlight an airstrip where the RAF has had involvement. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Goodspeed Airport, (42B), one of the country’s most distinctive airports. It lies beside the historic Connecticut River in East Haddam, CT. It has a 2,120-ft paved runway, and its 4,500-ft seaplane base is…

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THIS JEWEL GETS EVEN BRIGHTER

“Of the many jewels of aviation, Katama Airfield stands out as unique in the United States,” says the Katama Airfield Trust website. And now the sign “The RAF Proudly Supports This Airstrip” can go up at the field, thanks to RAF Director Bill Brine and New Hampshire Liaison John Meade. By an overwhelming voice vote,…

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RAF GRANTS FUNDS FOR CONTINUED MCKENZIE BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

McKenzie Bridge Airport, 00S in the Central Oregon Cascades is popular with recreational aviators. It provides access to the McKenzie River, mountain bike trails, and remote camping. “Following the inspirational example set by the long term commitment of Oregon Pilot Association and RAF members Paul and Rob in Ehrhardt, volunteers have been instrumental in maintaining and…

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GUESTS APPRECIATE ISLE AIRPORT AND FLY-IN BREAKFAST

Last fall, the RAF granted $14,000 toward the preservation of Minnesota’s Isle Airport, (MY72). Minnesota Liaison Kirk Hiner and former RAF Director Peter Burwell had learned the airport was facing closure due to encroaching trees. They met with Isle Airport management and agreed on a cost sharing project to solve the problem. The work was…

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STEVE GOEBEL

Steve’s father was an airline pilot, “whose passion was aviation,” Steve says, so he was surrounded with airplanes his entire life. Steve soloed as a teenager and has since acquired more than 10,000 hours of flying time. He has flown professionally for Part 135 and 121 companies, but says, “For the last few years, I…

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CHRIS SULLIVAN

A lifelong resident of Greenville County, South Carolina, Chris Sullivan started flying in 1991 largely inspired by his Uncle John who had been a Marine Corps fighter pilot in the Pacific theater, and later flew a Mooney for business.   Chris explains that back in the early sixties, Greenville was still a sleepylittle Southern town.…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER JULY FEATURED ITEM

This month’s Featured Item is our leather skillet handle cover. From a cast-iron skillet around the campfire to your metal pot in the kitchen, these leather handle covers will protect your hands! They are made of high-quality leather and have the RAF logo stamped on the side.  Made in Livingston, MT To order the Featured Item, click here.…

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