SAFETY WORK AT CORNUCOPIA CONTINUES

Five inches of new snow didn’t deter a hardy group of 11 RAF volunteers who traveled to the northernmost village in Wisconsin in mid December to cut trees and remove brush at the Cornucopia airfield, WI23. “The snowstorm the previous week didn’t appear to impede the skid steer or the volunteers,” RAF Director Jeff Russell…

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BLACKWATER, FLORIDA READIED FOR SEASON

After nearly two years, RAF Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi decided it was time to gather his team of “Gettin’ it Done” RAF volunteers to refresh Blackwater, 8FD3. The group endured a light drizzle, but two aircraft flew in and camped. RAF Alabama Liaison Dan Barnhill and his parents joined the group. “All planned projects were completed,” Capozzi…

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VOLUNTEERS MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AT CREIGHTON ISLAND

In preparation for a December 3-5 Creighton Island fly-in, Georgia Ambassador Eric Davis reported, “We had great weather and a solid showing by our Creighton Island diehards,” in mid-November. Davis was joined by RAF Georgia Liaison Kevin Barry and Ambassador Lou Furlong for a work party at this privately-owned coastal island airfield. The team mowed…

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RAF FEATURED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The RAF has been featured recently in publicity geared to national audiences. The RAF website added a link “In The Press” where these stories are re-published. Our friends at GA News published an update here on the RAF’s work party at Two Hearted airfield, 6Y5 on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where RAF Michigan Liaison has been organizing reclamation and improvements.…

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RAF’S MCGLYNN FEATURED ON BETWEEN TWO WINGS

A recent ForeFlight® Between Two Wings episode features Recreational Aviation Foundation President Bill McGlynn against a backdrop of his favorite recreational airstrip, Moose Creek, Idaho, 1U1. “It’s fifty miles from the nearest lightbulb,” Bill says, as one reason he enjoys camping there. During his interview with ForeFlight’s Emily Norman, Bill explains that Moose Creek is one of…

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RAF COMMENDED IN SPORTY’S TAILWHEEL COURSE

Sporty’s Tailwheel Checkout Course is out, and the RAF appreciates that its final segment shares the RAF mission, and the importance of preserving recreational and backcountry airstrips. Some of the RAF’s accomplishments are shown, while the narrator points out that there is probably a recreational airfield within an hour of your home. There is an illustration of…

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FLAMPING ACROSS AMERICA PODCAST

RAF President Bill McGlynn caught up with RAF New York Ambassador Sarah Tamar and photographer Filip Wolak for this delightful RAF podcast #11. The pair tells Bill all about their month-long flight across America in their 1973 Cessna 172. They call their adventure “Flamping,” a combination of flying and camping.  “It took me ten seconds to…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: LAS TRANCAS

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Las Trancas in California. “It’s hard to put into words how beautiful Las Trancas airstrip is,” RAF President Bill McGlynn says. The strip north of Monterey Bay provides pilots an opportunity to…

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SHOP THE RAF OUTFITTER!

We’re always improving the RAF Outfitter online store! Select from binoculars, sweaters, caps, work gloves, windsocks, and more. Even our attractive RAF fire rings are now available at the RAF Outfitter. Items are chosen for durability and suitability by pilots for pilots and passengers. Stumped for that perfect gift? Gift cards are now available in any amount and are simply…

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