RAF 2022 YEAR END LETTER – THE RAF WAY AT 20

What’s significant about your 20th anything? Most of us can likely recall turning 20 years old; some may recall their 20-year high school or college reunion …. Heck, when my children turned 20, I recalled just how quickly those years had elapsed. So, I am guessing most of us can look at some 20 year…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: GRAND GULCH, ARIZONA

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Grand Gulch, Arizona. It’s grand, and there’s a gulch. This aptly-named location in Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is just 50 nm south of St. George, UT. There are two dirt runways…

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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 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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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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RAF AND USFS INK AGREEMENT ON GILA AIRSTRIPS

The RAF has just signed a Challenge Cost Share agreement with the Gila National Forest outlining cooperative maintenance to increase public access to five backcountry airstrips: Beaverhead, Jewett Mesa, Me-Own, Negrito, and Rainy Mesa. In addition, the agreement acknowledges mutual desire to return Sacaton airstrip to operational status to increase public access, promote tourism and…

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RAF 2022 PHOTO CONTEST STARTS OCT 1; RUNS THROUGH THE MONTH

October 1 is the first day of the 2022 Photo Contest! It’s time 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 enjoying recreational aviation, regardless of region. An “International” entry category…

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RAF OUTFITTER OCTOBER FEATURED ITEM

The Kuhl Airspeed shirt is great to wear out on a sunny day. It has UPF 30, strategically placed mesh for increased airflow, and allows for freedom of movement. It has multiple pockets and you can keep the sleeves rolled up with a button tab. It features a subtle RAF logo in grey. The bottom…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: MARCY FIELD, NEW YORK

Each month we highlight an airstrip with hopes that you will get out and enjoy these special places. The October Featured Airstrip is Marcy Field, New York. Marcy Field, (1I1) is a 2,390 turf airfield near the hamlet of Keene, NY in Adirondack Park, a preserve that includes 15 of the 46 High Peaks, including…

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