USFS, NMPA AND RAF ADD FEATURES AT NEGRITO

RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller reports that volunteers from New Mexico Pilots Association, the RAF, and three US Forest Service Reserve District employees completed work at Negrito airstrip, 0NM7 in the Gila National Forest in mid July. “Rainy weather chased us out a day early, but the work was mostly finished,” Keller said. The…

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RAF COLLABORATION WITH USFS PRESERVES SILVER LAKE

RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes reported that continued collaboration in Oregon between the RAF and the US Forest Service has resulted in the preservation of Silver Lake airfield, 45S. “The Silver Lake Ranger District team recently mowed and re-established its edge markings and the 3,000 foot long runway is currently in excellent condition and ready…

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SULLIVAN LAKE ANNUAL CLEANUP AND POTLUCK

“Enough work has been completed in past years that this year was pretty light,” RAF Washington State Liaison Dave Whitelaw said of the tasks scheduled at Sullivan Lake state airport, 09S. A group of about a dozen volunteers arrived early on the July 15-17 weekend and joined Washington State DOT Airport Manager Paul Wolf on…

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Mark Scott

“Mark is a great enthusiast of recreational flying,” RAF Connecticut Liaison Drew Lyons says of retired aeronautical engineer Mark Scott of Bethany, CT. After 37 years with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in its aircraft design and rotor R&D department, Mark now focuses on flying and being president of his EAA chapter and a flying club. A pilot…

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VOLUNTEERS PREPARE MEADOW CREEK FOR SEASON

RAF Montana Liaison Scott Newpower reports that a dozen volunteers from both the RAF and Montana Pilots Association arrived Saturday, June 18 for the annual Meadow Creek, 0S1 work party. Montana Aeronautics supports these efforts, and Administrator Tim Conway and his wife Karen flew in to help. Volunteers brought chainsaws and felled and bucked many…

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SHOP THE RAF OUTFITTER!

Have you shopped at our online store, the RAF Outfitter? Select from tie downs, binoculars, jackets, caps, work gloves, windsocks, and more. Even our attractive RAF fire rings are available at the RAF Outfitter. Be watching for our Featured Item to be released on the fifth day of every month. Items are chosen for durability and…

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SOUTH DAKOTA WELCOMES STATE LIAISON

Please welcome RAF’s new South Dakota Liaison, Karl Jungclaus. Karl, born and raised on a small farm in southern Indiana with a grass strip, was surrounded by his father’s passion for all things aviation, from RC models, homebuilts, ultralights to GA aircraft. His maternal grandfather was a corporate pilot, instructor and A&P. “Their early influences…

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