RAF GRANT FUNDS BLACKWATER, FLORIDA MAINTENANCE

RAF Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi has been awarded an RAF grant for continued maintenance at Blackwater airfield (8FD3) near Munson, Florida, 33 nm northeast of Pensacola. “This grant will benefit the aviation community and continue our current relationship that the RAF enjoys with the Florida State Forestry who owns the airfield,” Capozzi says. This grant will…

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DISTRICT RANGER AND OVERSEER OF NEW AIRSTRIP ON USFS LAND RETIRES

Forest Service District Ranger Ron Wiseman served the Judith-Musselshell Ranger District of the Lewis and Clark National Forest throughout the permitting and creation of Montana’s Russian Flat airstrip. He has announced his retirement from the Forest Service.  From the very inception, the RAF and the Montana Pilots Association joined efforts to gain approval on the…

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GA NEWS SHARES RYAN FIELD HOST’S PHOTO GALLERY

Our friends at GA News published this photo gallery by Glenn Brasch with a brief recap of what he observed during his month at Ryan Field, near Glacier Park in northwest Montana. Since 2005, RAF volunteers have created amenities and made safety improvements at the 2,500-foot airfield at an elevation of 3,660 feet. Now it attracts visitors…

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INGALLS FIELD, VA PROJECT FEATURED ON AOPA LIVE THIS WEEK

The Ingalls Field, Virginia RAF work project is covered in the September 23 edition of AOPA LIVE. The work project clip begins at 6:35 in the video link below. The RAF thanks AOPA for their coverage of the work at Ingalls Field! https://aopalive.aopa.org/detail/videos/aopa-live-this-week/video/6273950488001/aopa-live-this-week—september-23-2021?autoStart=true Submitted on October 20, 2021.

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VIDEO TAKES YOU INSIDE THE TRIGGER GAP PAVILION

The RAF is very proud of the work its volunteers accomplished to create a pavilion at Trigger Gap (17A) in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas. We are excited to share this Voortex Productions’ inviting six and a half minute video that brings you right into the action! Learn how the RAF partnered with The Nature Conservancy and Fly OZ…

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RAF 2021 PHOTO CONTEST RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER

The tradition continues! Thanks to your great response in past years, we’re once again kicking off the RAF 2021 Photo Contest! It’s time again to submit your favorites. From October 1-31, 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…

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THIS FREE PILOTING TUTORIAL MAY SURPRISE YOU

The RAF is excited to distribute Rich Stowell’s free “Learn to Turn” downloadable tutorial, subtitled “A Stick and Rudder Approach to Reducing Loss of Control”. Stowell credits the RAF for its dedication and contribution to safety education, and gives RAF’s Nevada Ambassador Fred Williams of Adventure Flying Services LLC a special thanks as well. Loss of control while…

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Jay PerryCook

“I discovered the RAF while searching online for fun places to fly and camp,” says Jay PerryCook, of Gig Harbor, Washington. “My long-time friend, Tim Riley invited me to Ryan Field to help put the roof on the new barn. I did, and met some wonderful people, slept in my tent and ate some great…

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RAF OUTFITTER OCTOBER FEATURED ITEM

This month’s Featured Item is the RAF Swedish Dishcloth pack. This paper towel alternative is a great way to support the RAF and the planet! Our 3-pack of custom RAF dishcloths works great for around the house or out camping. They soften when wet, and wash and dry easily. The cloths are printed with environmentally safe, water-based colors…

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