Frequently Asked Questions


Login access to the RAF website is granted to Donor Level Members ($50 donation minimum) and above. You'll need to request a password to gain access to our system.

To request a password, click on the "Login" link in the black box at the top right of your screen, then click on "Request new password." In the subsequent screen, enter your RAF user id, or if you don't have one yet, enter the email address you used when you signed up with the RAF and click the "Email new password button."

Within a few minutes, you should receive an email with a one-time login link to the members-only section. If you do not receive the email, check your spam folder for an email from rafwebmaster@theraf.org.

The login link will direct you to My Account edit page so that you can set your password and other preferences (be sure to click "Save" at the bottom of the screen). Please also verify and/or update your contact information in the "Member Name and Address" section, or let us know about you and your flying in the "Member Interests" section so we can serve you better. If you click on the "RAF Member Status" tab, you can see your contributions, memberships, and event registrations.

Our mission statement says it best: “Keeping the legacy of recreational aviation strong by preserving, maintaining and creating public use recreational and backcountry airstrips nationwide.”

The RAF was founded by a group of pilots who were concerned about the loss of backcountry strips. Since our inception in 2003, we have prevented the closure of airstrips and even built new ones.

The RAF was founded as a public charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in December 2003.

While many of these organizations concentrate on a single state. We are a national organization concerned about airstrips nationwide. We work closely with many state organizations such as the IAA and the MPA to assist them with local issues.

There are many accomplishments, including two new airstrips that are now publicly available as a direct result of RAF work, as well as our participation in the General Aviation Caucus in U.S. Congress. For more details, visit the RAF Achievements web page.

Aside from the obvious benefit of helping us preserve, maintain, and create public airstrips, donor members and above can attend member-only fly-in events. If you join as a Friend (no donation required), you will receive periodic email updates of our progress as well as directed bulletins for issues that affect you.

Our funds are used directly for preserving and maintaining airstrips. This includes construction costs of items such as pilot shelters, new runways, and airstrip facilities, travel to Washington D.C. to meet with congressmen, promoting the RAF at trade shows, and mailing to our members — all to serve you, the RAF members.

Since the RAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, all donations are tax deductible.

You can use our site-wide contact form, or contact us at the address and phone number below:

406-582-1723

See our events calendar page for a list of upcoming places where you can visit with Team RAF members.