GILA AIRSTRIPS HISTORY OF EFFECTIVE USFS PARTNERSHIP

The New Mexico Pilots Association Gila Regional Fly-in was a huge success. Perfect weather enabled 37 planes and 56 folks to attend. Based at Reserve, New Mexico, T16, pilots could explore some of the six Gila area backcountry airstrips during the weekend. The privilege to access these places is the result of a long term partnership…

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MARCY FIELD SAFETY PROJECT COMPLETED

The second successful cooperative project between the RAF and the Town of Keene has been completed at Marcy Field, (1I1) a 2,390 turf airfield near Keene, NY in the Adirondacks. The field lies in an area popular for recreation and the summer farm market. “There is world class fishing on the Ausable river and local…

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VOLUNTEERS ESTABLISH “NEW” MOWER AT SCHAFER MEADOWS

RAF Montana Liaison and Montana Pilots Association Past President Scott Newpower reported that a half dozen planes and a helicopter landed at Schafer Meadows for a short-notice work party September 3-4. Schafer Meadows is Montana’s only airstrip within a Wilderness area, and as such, mechanized equipment cannot be used for maintenance. MPA volunteers have historically…

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RYAN FIELD FALL WORK ACCOMPLISHED

The weather was September spectacular, and folks arrived to help with seasonal chores and projects at Ryan Field the weekend of September 24-26. It was a busy weekend for RAF volunteers across the country as other airfield improvements were in progress from California to Connecticut.  Winters are tough near West Glacier, and volunteers finished installing…

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RAF HELPS REOPEN TEXAS RIVERBEDS TO AVIATION

Not all RAF initiatives are accomplished by flying into the backcountry with work gloves and hand tools. RAF Texas Liaison Tres Clinton saw the need to commit some time within the halls of the Texas State Capitol wearing his best suit, with positive results.  In 2003, the Texas Legislature passed a law to protect riverbeds and freshwater areas from…

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ANOTHER WAY TO GIVE TO THE RAF

The RAF is pleased to be a listed charity that benefits when you shop AmazonSmile. Once you’ve designated the Recreational Aviation Foundation as your selected charity, Amazon will automatically donate a portion of your purchases to the RAF! It costs you nothing more! To date, the RAF has received $2120 of the $321,230,298 in total donations…

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SHOP THE RAF OUTFITTER!

We’ve been improving the RAF Outfitter online store! Select from shirts, bandanas, caps, bags, windsocks, and more. Even our attractive RAF fire rings are now available at the RAF Outfitter. Items are chosen for durability and suitability by pilots for pilots and passengers.  Stumped for that perfect gift? Gift cards are now available in any amount and are simply sent…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP: MCKENZIE BRIDGE

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 McKenzie Bridge Airport (00S) in Oregon. McKenzie Bridge Airport in the Central Oregon Cascades is popular with recreational aviators. It provides access to the McKenzie River, mountain…

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SOMETIMES RAF SUPPORT MEANS MORE THAN A CHECK IN THE MAIL

Annie McGlynn-Wright, her husband, and their two small children decided to ride out Hurricane Ida in their home in New Orleans. They survived the powerful storm and their home was only slightly damaged, but they were stranded with no power, water or sewer during the city’s hottest days of summer. Annie is the daughter of…

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THE RAF OUTFITTER SEPTEMBER FEATURED ITEM

This month’s Featured Item is the RAF leather tote. Whether you’re headed to an airstrip or dressing up for an event, these beautiful leather bags are perfect for whatever you need to carry. They’re made in Livingston, MT, with the RAF logo stamped on the side. To order the Featured Item, click here. If you have questions,…

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