RAF PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 2021 RAF Photo Contest just concluded, again with striking results. Our volunteer Vice Presidents of Appreciation judge the anonymous submissions. “It really was exciting to see so many beautiful and awe-inspiring photos of places,” VP of Appreciation Penny Hergenrather said. “It just made me want to be there! It was absolutely what we were looking for, real showstoppers…

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RAF’S BILL MCGLYNN IS PANELIST ON AOPA SAFETY WEBINAR

RAF President Bill McGlynn will be a panel member on the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s “Back to the Back Country: 2021 in review” live webinar Thursday, November 18 from 8-9 pm EST, 5-6 pm PST. This free webinar is a segment of the Air Safety Institute’s Backcountry Safety Initiative that the RAF participated in last May.  …

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RAF AMBASSADOR SARAH TAMAR WINS KING SCHOLARSHIP

The RAF is proud to announce that its New York Ambassador Sarah Tamar has won the Women In Aviation/Martha R. King Scholarship. She will receive $5,000 and free lifetime access to the 85 King Schools online courses, which are currently valued at over $13,000. She plans to use the funds to add Certified Flight Instructor…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER NOVEMBER FEATURED ITEM

The RAF has a new hat for the year of 2022! This Richardson oil-cloth ballcap is water repellent and has a UPF of 25 to protect you from the weather. It is a forest green color with the orange RAF logo embroidered on the front and the number 2022 embroidered in orange on the side…

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RAF PRESERVES CALIFORNIA OCEANSIDE AIRSTRIP

The RAF is pleased to announce the preservation of Las Trancas airstrip, (17CL) located on the Pacific Ocean north of Monterey Bay. This beautiful airstrip provides pilots an opportunity to enjoy spectacular coastal scenery and easy beach access for recreational opportunities. The RAF signed a lease with the airstrip owners, Big Creek Timber Co., to…

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FAA RENEWS EFFORT TO UPDATE PRIVATE AIRPORT STATUS

The FAA is continuing their effort to update its database of Private Use airports, according to RAF Director Jeff Russell. “We want to make RAF membership aware of the FAA’s January 20 deadline and encourage owners to update their airport data in time,” Russell emphasized. The FAA initiated this project in 2020. Thousands of Private Use…

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RAF GRANT FUNDS BLACKWATER, FLORIDA MAINTENANCE

RAF Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi has been awarded an RAF grant for continued maintenance at Blackwater airfield (8FD3) near Munson, Florida, 33 nm northeast of Pensacola. “This grant will benefit the aviation community and continue our current relationship that the RAF enjoys with the Florida State Forestry who owns the airfield,” Capozzi says. This grant will…

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CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TONGASS CABINS CONTINUES

RAF Southeast Alaska Liaison Jeff DeFreest has motivated volunteers to help preserve some of the 140 US Forest Service cabins in the vast Tongass National Forest. Some are in jeopardy of closure due to perceived lack of use. “RAF volunteers delivered our USFS approved RAF informational letters throughout August, September and October to seventeen of these…

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