The May Featured Item is the RAF’s Wells Lamont work gloves. Just in time for the season, these high-quality gloves will be the talk of the work party! They’re made of heavy-duty full-grain cowhide with high abrasion and puncture resistance. They have reinforced leather palms and reinforced thumb and finger seams for longer wear. They’re comfortable and durable, and…

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A small group of generous RAF supporters has offered to match Trigger Gap, Arkansas (17A) pavilion donations up to $10,000 from May 1 to May 15, so contributions during this time double in value! Thanks to an outpouring of support, the pavilion is taking shape. Concrete has been poured for the foundation of the pavilion,…

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“McKenzie Bridge Airport in the Central Oregon Cascades is popular with recreational aviators. It provides access to the McKenzie River, mountain bike trails, and remote camping,” RAF Oregon Liaison Richard Mayes says. To ensure the continued utility of the airport, Mayes has been awarded an RAF grant to employ a contractor to mow the airfield.…

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After serving as an Ambassador since 2018, Amrat Chugani (above, right) is now volunteering as a Florida Liaison alongside Bobby Capozzi (above, left). As a child growing up in Singapore, Amrat Chugani gazed skyward in awe, wondering how mammoth aircraft cruised through the open skies with such ease. He was amazed that only two highly…

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Jeff DeFreest is the new RAF Liaison for southeast Alaska, joining Al Clayton of Anchorage. Jeff started flying early in life – logging his first hours in 1972 – but his flight training stalled until he was well into his career as a professional geologist with the US Forest Service (USFS). He worked in Idaho, Oregon, and…

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Improvements are continuing this spring at the RAF-supported Cornucopia, WI airstrip, W123. Cornucopia is the northernmost village in Wisconsin and sits on the south shore of Lake Superior, adjacent to the magnificent Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. “Not only is the scenery absolutely spectacular, but there are also incredible recreational opportunities in the area including kayaking…

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Recreational Use Statutes (RUS) have been enacted by all 50 states to limit landowner liability when owners allow public access to their private land for recreational purposes under certain conditions. The RAF has just updated its RAF 50 State Survey, a tabulation of each state’s RUS, with links and information to assist in finding relevant information.…

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The RAF’s friends at Hartzell Propeller announced two ways they’ve committed to supporting the RAF mission. RAF members may get a $1,000 discount on four propeller models now through the end of 2022. In addition, Hartzell is making a $250 contribution to the RAF mission for every member who buys a new Hartzell prop during…

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Each month we highlight an airstrip where the RAF has had involvement. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Havana Regional in Illinois, (9I0) in a small town located on the Illinois River. “Havana is away from city lights and has a spectacular night sky,” says Illinois Liaison Mike Purpura. …

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The following is a press release announced by Hartzell Propeller. Hartzell Propeller has reached an agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to offer a special $1,000 discount on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members. The RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., which is dedicated to preserving, improving and…

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