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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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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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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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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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 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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