News

BACKCOUNTRY BOUTIQUE SEPTEMBER ITEM: LEGACY ORANGE SHIRT

This is your last chance to get the classic orange RAF shirt with our legacy logo! RAF members have worn these shirts since the beginning of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, identifying themselves as backcountry enthusiasts and RAF volunteers. These long sleeve shirts are made of a light, comfortable material. This is a special opportunity to…

Read More

RAF ANNOUNCES SALINE VALLEY’S CHICKEN STRIP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

After ten years of communications and cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), the RAF is pleased to announce that Saline Valley’s “Chicken Strip” in Death Valley National Park was officially authorized on August 19. The Federal Register states that “the Chicken Strip has been in continuous use for decades, pre-dating the management of the…

Read More

RUSSELL JOINS RAF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RAF Wisconsin Liaison Jeff Russell has accepted the position of RAF Director, and will join the Board immediately. Russell became a State Liaison in August of 2015. “My four years’ experience as a State Liaison was valuable and really helped me understand this great organization and the impact it has had to enhance and improve…

Read More

INSTAGRAM FANS!

If you haven’t already, follow flyraf on your Instagram account. Join the 1,600+ folks who are already enjoying the many appealing recreational aviation visuals. The viewing audience grows every day! It’s easy and so rewarding. Experience stunning recreational aviation from the convenience of your laptop or mobile device — Connect using the Instagram social media icon on our website home…

Read More

SULLIVAN LAKE – PERFECT FOR A SUMMER DIP

Washington Liaison Dave Whitelaw and his brother John report that the annual Sullivan Lake (09S) fly-in near Metaline Falls in northeast Washington State (August 2-4) was a success. “We had beautiful weather after being hampered by fires and thick smoke the last three years,” Dave said. Twenty-two aircraft flew in, including two by water that beached on the nice gravel. Around 30 folks enjoyed the weekend, some…

Read More

SEPTEMBER BACKCOUNTRY BOUTIQUE

On Thursday, September 5 we will debut our next RAF Backcountry Boutique logo item. Be sure to check out the RAF website or Facebook page on the morning of the 5th. We sell small quantities of each Backcountry Boutique item and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Thanks to all who have supported the RAF mission…

Read More

BOISE RMEC WEST FEATURES RESULTS OF COLLABORATION

Twenty-four RAF volunteers spent a full Saturday on August 10th learning ways to further the RAF mission at the second of three 2019 RAF Mini Educational Conferences (RMECs). The August 9-11 regional meeting was held in Boise, Idaho, and several attendees flew in to Gowen Field, where Western Aircraft graciously provided a fuel discount and waived tiedown fees.  Friday…

Read More

RAF TEAMS UP WITH AOPA FOR A FUN WEEKEND AT TULLAHOMA: SEPT 13-14

There are many reasons to head to Tullahoma Municipal Airport (KTHA) September 13 and 14 for the AOPA Fly-In! Start each day with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. AOPA’s paid workshops and free seminars start at 9. Friday’s Flightline Cookout dinner includes STOL demos and a night drone show. Enjoy other exciting aerial activities,…

Read More

MONTANA’S MEADOW CREEK MOWED; BEAR BOXES ADDED

The Meadow Creek airstrip (0S1) work party in late July had 19 folks show up, including Paul Johns and Vicki Pauli from Australia. We installed two bear boxes, mowed the runway and parking area. A big thank you to Paul for what Australians call “whippersnipping” the parking area and the runway cones. Both windsocks were replaced, and we cleaned…

Read More

FEATURED AIRSTRIP

Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Bowstring in Minnesota. Bowstring, (9Y0), is a 2,500 ft grass strip in a beautiful setting just east of Bowstring Lake. The airstrip offers recreational opportunities like camping, fishing and hiking,…

Read More