Volunteers celebrated the RAF’s twentieth anniversary November 10-12 at Florida’s Blackwater Airfield with a party in the RAF style – a work party! The group included RAF Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi and his wife Kim, who serves as an RAF VP of Appreciation; as well as RAF Ambassadors Shane Hartman, Lynn Gardner, Cole Pearson and Joe DeLeon. The team accomplished seasonal clean up and maintenance along with other RAF Florida supporters who came out to celebrate.

The Experimental Aircraft Channel came by during the fly-in and recorded an 11 minute YouTube video that you can view here. It features RAF Florida Ambassador Shane Hartman’s homebuilt 400 hp Moose. Hartman also acknowledged and thanked Florida State Forest for allowing the public to access the 2,500 foot turf strip, 8FD3, in the Blackwater River Forest adjacent to the Krul Recreational Area campground. 

For more information about Blackwater Airfield and the required safety briefing, visit the Airfield Guide. 

Submitted on November 29, 2023
By Carmine Mowbray
, Photos by Ambassador Lynn Gardner

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