HARTZELL PROP DISCOUNT TO RAF SUPPORTERS IS EXTENDED

RAF supporters can receive a discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers. A contribution to the RAF will also be made by Hartzell Propellers for each sale. Read about the discount and donation in General Aviation News HERE and EINNews HERE. Submitted on December 1, 2022.

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CHICKEN STRIP RESTORED AFTER FLOOD DAMAGE

“Fifteen volunteers braved hours of rutted out 4×4 roads to come help rebuild Chicken Strip in Saline Valley on November 5 and 6,” RAF California Liaison Katerina Barilov reported. It’s ironic that an airstrip in the driest place in North America suffers occasional flooding, but a regional deluge in July created washouts that closed the airstrip in Death Valley National…

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WORK CONTINUES AT SACATON, NEW MEXICO AIRSTRIP

“We just concluded our phase two work party at Sacaton landing strip, and I think we are about ninety percent finished,” RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller reported. Approval must come from the Glenwood District Ranger before Sacaton is open for general recreational use after decades of closure and neglect. As of now, usage is limited…

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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 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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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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