Unlike cookies, whiskey or wine, you are not limited to “just one” when it comes to membership in aviation organizations. We value that you are one of our 10,000 Recreational Aviation Foundation members. We appreciate your support, but suggest you don’t stop there. Please consider supporting your local or state pilot group and type club.…

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The RAF thanks all who took the time to submit comments supporting Stovepipe Wells Airport in Death Valley National Park before the comment deadline closed on December 23. Your comments count, and we are awaiting the outcome. RAF California Liaisons Rick Lach and Katerina Barilov learned of plans to close the airport and convert it to…

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New year, new hat! The RAF’s hat for the year 2021 is a snapback with “2021” embroidered on the side in orange to match the RAF orange logo on the front of the hat. The back half of the hat is a black mesh, and the front and bill have camouflage. The hats are available in the…

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Arizona State Liaison Mark Spencer, who also serves as the Arizona Pilots Association (APA) First Vice President, reports that work is ongoing at Grapevine airstrip (88AZ). This year volunteers will continue to improve drainage and safety at the strip by spreading and compacting 400 tons of material that was delivered the first week of December.…

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Adorn your plane, hangar door or any other surface with a vinyl RAF logo decal. These durable decals come in two sizes and two colors. Choose between 18 in x 15 in, or 12 in x 10 in, and black or orange. Show your support for the RAF mission as we step into the new year! To order the…

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Have you ever thought you’d like to make a difference in something that will last for generations? Something that improves and enhances very special recreational opportunities? Would you like to be part of a team of like-minded volunteers with a mission to preserve, maintain and create airstrips for recreational access?  Please consider the Recreational Aviation…

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One good thing about the year just ending is that more people got outdoors. The very best thing about 2020 was the amount of goodness and generosity you invested in the RAF and its mission. You took on projects to benefit people you didn’t even know, nor may never meet. Some were big projects –…

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The RAF is pleased to announce that intern Kodi Myhre will become the RAF Director of Marketing, beginning the first of the year, freeing RAF Administrative Director Tricia McKenna to devote more time to special RAF projects.  Stepping into full time for the RAF, Kodi said, “I’m most looking forward to becoming more involved with the RAF’s…

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The Barn Raising at Ryan Field (2MT1) started out as a kind of fantastical idea…maybe instead of a simple metal shed to store the airfield’s mower and tools, we should think of something a little bigger, something people could gather in. The idea of building a multi-purpose Amish post and beam barn was suggested, and…

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Managers of Death Valley National Park in California are seeking public input regarding future use of the park’s Stovepipe Wells Village. One of the park’s proposals is to change the Stovepipe Wells airstrip into a dedicated night sky viewing area due to the prohibitive maintenance expense of repaving the runway. This is due to the…

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