GILA AIRSTRIPS HISTORY OF EFFECTIVE USFS PARTNERSHIP

The New Mexico Pilots Association 2021 Gila Regional Fly-in was a huge success. Perfect weather and very little smoke enabled 37 planes and 56 folks to attend, including new RAF Texas Liaison Steve Goebel, according to RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller. Based at Reserve, New Mexico, T16, pilots could explore some of the six…

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RAF PHOTO CONTEST 2021 OPENS OCTOBER 1!

The tradition continues! Thanks to your great response in past years, we’re announcing the RAF 2021 Photo Contest! It’s time again to find your favorites. Starting October 1, send us your best photos of scenic, recreational airstrips. Again this year, we are including the “RAF Mission” category, for photos we feel best illustrate people enjoying recreational aviation,…

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DJ NICHOLSON

Connecticut Ambassador Day job: High School Science and Engineering Teacher Favorite airstrip: The dream of flying came early. As a kid I loved going to the top of Route 254 in Thomaston, CT with my grandfather or my Dad to watch the gliders soar above Waterbury Airport (locally known as Mt. Tobe).  This was my…

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VOLUNTEERS ESTABLISH “NEW” MOWER AT SCHAFER MEADOWS

RAF Montana Liaison and Montana Pilots Association Past President Scott Newpower reported that a half dozen planes and a helicopter landed at Schafer Meadows for a short-notice work party September 3-4. Originally scheduled for July 17, the annual work party was postponed due to smoke.  Schafer Meadows is Montana’s only airstrip within a Wilderness area,…

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Chris Arno

Chris Arno of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine manages to mix his passion for flying in with his family of six, and the company he owns with his father, Northern Line Construction that builds and maintains utility power lines.  He acted on his long-standing love of flying in Bar Harbor, Maine in May of 2019. “I happened to…

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SOMETIMES RAF SUPPORT MEANS MORE THAN A CHECK IN THE MAIL

Annie McGlynn-Wright, her husband, and their two small children decided to ride out Hurricane Ida in their home in New Orleans. They survived the powerful storm and their home was only slightly damaged, but they were stranded with no power, water or sewer during the city’s hottest days of summer. Annie is the daughter of…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER SEPTEMBER FEATURED ITEM

This month’s Featured Item is the RAF leather tote. Whether you’re headed to an airstrip or dressing up for an event, these beautiful leather bags are perfect for whatever you need to carry. They’re made in Livingston, MT, with the RAF logo stamped on the side. To order the Featured Item, click here. If you have questions,…

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