RICK ANDERSON

Day job: Recently retiredFavorite strip: North Fox IslandNext adventure: Two Hearted Airstrip

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RAF OUTFITTER MAY FEATURED ITEM

Mother’s Day is coming up and we have just the item to help you celebrate the mothers in your life. We recently received a special shipment of RAF necklaces. These custom-made RAF necklaces were created by Jeff Johnson, an RAF Supporter who specializes in making fine jewelry. They are handcrafted sterling silver on an 18″…

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WORTH THE READ – JEANNE MACPHERSON GUEST EDITORIAL

Our many RAF supporters have such vast and varied experience, and we’re capturing some of their words of wisdom to share with you. This month’s guest editorial is by Jeanne MacPherson, a longtime RAF supporter. Here is her philosophy on life, and how it relates to flying . . . Can we ever become accomplished enough…

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MEET US IN MAY!

The RAF will be attending many events in May. Look at our Event Calendar to learn where you can get involved! We’ll be at Cavanaugh Bay, ID May 3-5 for a weekend work party to repair/replace irrigation sprinklers and apply fertilizer to the runway. On May 4th, help us prepare Ryan Field in MT for the annual Ryan Fly-In. Bring your…

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VOLUNTEERS MAKE PROGRESS ON SACATON AMENITIES

Volunteers continue making improvements at the USFS airstrip at Sacaton, New Mexico, NM16 as part of the Challenge Cost Share agreement with the US Forest Service. Organized by RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller, RAF and New Mexico Pilots Association volunteers poured the concrete pad for the vault toilet recently, in spite of weather that…

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A SNAPSHOT OF THE RAF WAY

Throughout a week in late April, we took “snapshots” across this country of folks working hard and willingly demonstrating the RAF Way, and we’re proud to share them with you.  Our first glimpse is in Southeast Alaska, where Alaska Liaison Jeff DeFreest and his wife Kari gathered volunteers to rehabilitate a couple of public-use lakeside…

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ALASKA’S PUBLIC USE CABINS MAY BE IN JEOPARDY

The Tongass National Forest maintains 144 public use cabins acrosssoutheast Alaska for visitors to enjoy, offering access to a variety of recreationalopportunities. Yet many visitors are unaware there are cabins that can be rented andflown or boated to in the wilderness. Cabin use with road access has increased, but atpresent the majority of cabins require airplane access, and their preservation is comingunder the scrutiny of…

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ALL RAF’S COLLABORATORS ON OUR WEB SITE

The RAF is immensely proud of the great relationships our volunteers have created that have simply deepened over the past two decades. Sometimes called partners, donors, collaborators, or supporters, each has enriched the RAF mission with their confidence, advocacy, encouragement, and best of all, their valued trust and friendship.  You’ll find them under the “Advocacy” tab on…

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