WHAT DOES HAVING PURPOSE MEAN?

Purpose? An abiding intention to achieve a meaningful personal goal, and make a positive mark on the world. A sense of purpose often is other-focused, something that improves the lives of others, something bigger than yourself. A number of years ago I was discussing the time and talent that so many folks were freely contributing…

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RAF EDUCATION CONFERENCE SIZZLES WITH INNOVATIONS

Over 120 RAF volunteers and noted speakers from across the country gathered in Bozeman for the RAF’s biennial Education Conference May 16-19. A dozen flew their own GA aircraft, lining BZN’s ramp with an impressive array. One stalwart volunteer, RAF Maine Liaison Andy Rowe, took honors for longest distance road trip in his electric SUV…

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POWELLS RECOGNIZED AS “THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS”

Dave and Julie Powell of Rogers, Arkansas were honored with the “Wind Beneath Our Wings” award during the RAF’s biennial education conference in May. This award recognizes extraordinary efforts to further the RAF mission. This award was created and sponsored by RAF co-founders/volunteers Dan and Margie Prill, and Chuck and Penny Jarecki. Powells’ names have…

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RAF OUTFITTER JUNE FEATURED ITEMS

This month, enjoy 10% off of our RAF shirt collection to get ready for summer! We have a variety of shirts that help you stay cool while you recreate and rock the RAF brand. Stock up in time for fly-ins and Oshkosh! Order the Featured Items and shop the RAF Outfitter. If you have questions,…

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RAF ADDS SECOND LIAISON IN WA

Ambassador Ray Ballantyne has moved to a State Liaison volunteer role in Washington, joining current Liaison Dave Whitelaw. Ray was born into an aviator family as his father was a WWII CG-4A Combat Glider pilot who met his mother at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX while she was training to be a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot).…

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MICHAEL TOUCHSTONE

Day job: Retired Engineer that spends his days outside and happy! Favorite airstrip: West Yellowstone, MT. Clean, nice staff, best courtesy car, loaner bicycles, and they have their own campground.Next adventure: Fly into Ryan Field.

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RICK ANDERSON

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

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