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JULIAN PRIDMORE-BROWN NEW RAF NEVADA LIAISON

Julian Pridmore-Brown has early memories of landing a Bonanza with his father in a cow pasture on the central California coast not far from a spectacular coastline.  Flying has been in his blood from a young age. He learned to fly at the airport on the campus at University of California, Davis while completing a…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP

Blackwater River State Forest is one of the largest state forests in Florida and is named for the Blackwater River, which begins to the north in Alabama and meanders approximately 30 miles southwestward through the forest into Blackwater Bay near Milton, Florida. Blackwater Airfield (8FD3) is a Florida Forest Service airfield to which the FFS…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall continues to be busy with various recreational aviation fly-ins, work parties and activities. Please check the RAF online event calendar often for newly added events – we are updating our website regularly. Look for RAF folks in orange at the following locations: Oct. 7 -13: Creighton Island Fall Project Week, Georgia; Oct. 11-12: 57th…

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ALASKA PILOTS APPRECIATE RAF-LED EFFORTS TO IMPROVE BOLD AIRSTRIP

Volunteers associated with the Recreational Aviation Foundation achieved substantial improvements to Alaska’s Bold Airstrip (A13), located at the southeast end of Eklutna Lake, near Anchorage on Saturday, August 31. The group was joined by a volunteer from the local EAA Chapter. “With the cooperation and approval of Chugach State Park officials, a small but intrepid…

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RAF BLENDS LEARNING AND LEISURE AT FINAL RMEC

Twenty-four RAF volunteers, directors and members gathered Sept. 20-22 at Ohio’s Piqua Airport at Hartzell Field (I17) for the last of three 2019 Regional Mini Educational Conferences (RMECs). Many conference attendees flew directly in for the RAF educational weekend. Hartzell Propeller Inc. graciously opened up their facilities, and Friday afternoon, groups enjoyed tours of its main…

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RAF “CAMPS” AT AOPA’S TULLAHOMA FLY-IN

The RAF was part of AOPA’s eightieth anniversary season of celebration during the two day AOPA Fly-In at Tullahoma, Tennessee Sept. 13-14. Tullahoma Regional Airport/William Northern Field (THA) has both asphalt and turf runways, and lies roughly midway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Visitors enjoyed the Beechcraft Heritage Museum which is right on the field. Some…

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FEATURED AIRSTRIP

Each month we highlight an airstrip that the RAF has positively impacted. We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips. This month’s Featured Airstrip is Trigger Gap in Arkansas. Trigger Gap is a 3000’ x 75’ strip located in Berryville, Arkansas. Amenities include camping, canoeing and picnicking. The RAF raised funds for…

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RAF ANNOUNCES SALINE VALLEY’S CHICKEN STRIP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

After ten years of communications and cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), the RAF is pleased to announce that Saline Valley’s “Chicken Strip” in Death Valley National Park was officially authorized on August 19. The Federal Register states that “the Chicken Strip has been in continuous use for decades, pre-dating the management of the…

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RUSSELL JOINS RAF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RAF Wisconsin Liaison Jeff Russell has accepted the position of RAF Director, and will join the Board immediately. Russell became a State Liaison in August of 2015. “My four years’ experience as a State Liaison was valuable and really helped me understand this great organization and the impact it has had to enhance and improve…

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INSTAGRAM FANS!

If you haven’t already, follow flyraf on your Instagram account. Join the 1,600+ folks who are already enjoying the many appealing recreational aviation visuals. The viewing audience grows every day! It’s easy and so rewarding. Experience stunning recreational aviation from the convenience of your laptop or mobile device — Connect using the Instagram social media icon on our website home…

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