RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATES NEW CUYAMA REOPENING

An RAF grant funded improvements in conjunction with a major repaving project at New Cuyama airstrip in California, L88, and as planned, on October 13 folks gathered for a celebration. The ribbon was cut by key volunteers Steve and Nancy Sappington from the Blue Sky Center, who helped drive the project. Alex Guerrero, the craftsman of Warrior…

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RAF, FRIENDS, COMPLETE LONE PINE IMPROVEMENTS

“Thanks to an RAF infrastructure improvement grant, California’s Lone Pine Airport now has new flushing toilets and enclosed restrooms with running water,” RAF California Liaison Katerina Barilov reported. The work was completed as part of a greater rejuvenation effort by Friends of Lone Pine, a non-profit group of local volunteers who recognized the potential of…

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CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS USING YOUR PRIVATE AIRFIELD?

We can help. We continue to get excellent questions from landowners of private airfields about liability. We appreciate your interest in the RAF mission to preserve, improve, and create airfields for recreational access. To answer your questions, we provide this RAF 50 State Survey of each state’s Recreational Use Statute (RUS) as a resource for owners of private airfields.  All 50 states…

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RAF ON HAND AT BOY SCOUT AVIATION CAMPOREE

The Boy Scouts of America Transportation Air Camporee was held at Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH) September 30-Oct. 2. RAF Illinois Ambassador Dave Warner was on hand and introduced the RAF to about 150 Boy Scouts plus troop leaders, support teams, and numerous other presenters. “There was a wide range of classes and merit badge opportunities. The camporee broadened horizons for…

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RAF SUPPORTER SAVINGS ON HARTZELL PROPELLER ENDS SOON; TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW

If you’re in the market for a new Hartzell propeller, you have two months left to take advantage of the generous $1,000 RAF supporter discount on backcountry propellers. Earlier this year, Hartzell President JJ Frigge said, “Due to overall demand in the market, we are ON for this [deal] through all of 2022!” That extension…

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BENEFIT THE RAF AT NO EXTRA COST WITH AMAZON SMILE

The RAF is pleased to be a listed charity that benefits when you shop AmazonSmile. Once you’ve designated the Recreational Aviation Foundation as your selected charity, Amazon will automatically donate a portion of your purchases to the RAF! It costs you nothing more! To date, the RAF has received $2,906 of the $422,611,733 in total donations…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: CREIGHTON ISLAND, GEORGIA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The November Featured Airstrip is Creighton Island, Georgia. It would be hard to find an airfield with more diverse recreational offerings than Creighton Island. Located on Georgia’s coast roughly halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, FL, it’s one of the…

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