ALEX SAAD

Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alex was introduced to aviation at a young age through her family’s love for Lake Amphibian seaplanes. Spending the majority of her childhood on the water and outside instilled a deep love for adventure in her from the very beginning. Alex went on to attend college in…

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RAF 2022 PHOTO CONTEST CONCLUDED

The 2022 RAF Photo Contest just concluded, again with striking results among the 149 images we received. Again this year, our VP’s of Appreciation took time to review and judge them anonymously. The “RAF Mission” category yielded appealing images of what we do and why. Your response illustrates that the RAF is fulfilling its mission…

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RAF SUPPORTER PROVIDES A LOT OF GREEN

When you create and commit to preserving airfields, you quickly learn that grass grows, weeds encroach, and RAF volunteers must work hard keeping ahead of it all. One of our RAF friends has stepped up to help, and has set a new high for support. Peter Burwell is not only an avid airplane and helicopter pilot, enthusiastic…

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LONG TERM EFFORTS KEEP STOVEPIPE WELLS OPEN

“Success has many fathers,” RAF Director Tim Riley says, using the proverb to point out that many people put in a lot of time and effort toward preserving Stovepipe Wells airport in Death Valley National Park.  The Park Service had planned to close the airstrip in favor of stargazing. After meetings with aviation advocates, and…

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GET YOUR 2023 HAT TODAY!

Now is the time to order your 2023 hat! 2023 will be the RAF’s 20th anniversary! Enjoy this special hat, which debuts the RAF’s anniversary logo and has the number 2023 embroidered on the side. It’s a limited edition item, so get it while it lasts. Click here to order your 2023 hat. All proceeds…

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Kevin Johnson

A breakfast when Kevin Johnson was in high school determined his future as a pilot. “My dad had served in the US Air Force Reserve as load master on the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, then got his private pilot license when I was five, so we were around flying. But when he flew me to…

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RAF OUTFITTER NOVEMBER FEATURED ITEM

2023 will be the RAF’s 20th anniversary! Enjoy this special hat, which debuts the RAF’s anniversary logo and has the number 2023 embroidered on the side. It’s a limited edition item, so get it while it lasts. Start the celebration with us early; get your 2023 RAF hat today! To order the Featured Item, click here. If…

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