The RAF has granted $14,000 toward the preservation of Minnesota’s Isle Airport, (MY72). Minnesota Liaison Kirk Hiner and RAF Director Emeritus Peter Burwell met with Isle Airport management to agree on cost sharing a project to remove encroaching trees that were threatening to close the airport. In June, the RAF reported that the city council…

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A picnic pavilion is going up at Havana Regional (9I0) in Illinois! The project is being coordinated by the Havana Regional Airport Board and members of the local EAA Chapter 1420. RAF awarded grant funds to partially fund improvements at the airport. Additional improvements include year-round showers and a fire pit, for those who want…

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The RAF has some good news for those who are considering their charitable giving prior to year end; and those with IRAs or workplace retirement plans. In response to the widespread financial setbacks the pandemic has caused, Congress modified two tax laws to help ease taxes, and give investors more time to take Required Minimum…

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Campground improvements at Fort Kent Municipal Airfield in Maine are now complete. Camping area additions include two picnic tables and a picnic area shelter just off the west side of the runway next to the trailhead to Fish River Falls. Fort Kent Municipal Airfield is adjacent to Maine’s Fish River, and George Dumond of the Fish River Flying Club has…

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Be watching for our next Backcountry Boutique item, which will debut on Saturday, December 5th! On or around the 5th day of every month, you’ll see a new RAF logo item advertised for sale on the RAF website and Facebook. We will be selling small quantities of each item. When they’re gone, they’re gone! We welcome photos of supporters…

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The 2020 RAF Photo Contest concluded, again with striking results. We added a new category this year, “RAF Mission” that produced some very appealing images of what we do and why. There were more than 200 submissions this year, topping the response from last year. Your response illustrates that the RAF is fulfilling its mission…

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Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month’s Featured Airstrip is Blackwater Airstrip in Florida. Blackwater Airfield 8FD3 is a Florida Forest Service(FFS) airfield to which the FFS is willing to permit public access on a ‘request’ basis, should…

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RAF Liaison Bobby Capozzi has shared news that Arcadia Airport, (X06) has received Florida Department of Transportation’s 2020 General Aviation Airport of the Year Award. Considering that there are 884 airports in Florida, the folks who operate and maintain Arcadia should be very proud.  Arcadia is also a great example of cooperation between the RAF,…

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Every Wednesday evening, SuperCub.org presents Hump Day Hangar Presentations, interactive live sessions featuring select aviation folks.  If you missed RAF President Bill McGlynn’s October 14 Hump Day Hangar Presentation, the recorded version is available via YouTube. Hear Bill’s update on current RAF efforts, including key partnerships, the Airfield Guide, and the Ryan Field barn raising. If you’ve…

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RAF Director Peter Burwell has announced that due to increasing demands of his family businesses, he must step down from active participation on the RAF Board.  For three years, Peter has been an enormous contributor to the RAF mission, while overseeing 37 John Deere dealerships throughout the Midwest; and several upscale hotels and a ski resort.…

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