Thinking about your New Year Resolutions?

“Lose 25 pounds” . . . File my income taxes on time this year . . .”

You know, the same old ones.

How about these ideas, from the RAF:

  • Put on your orange shirt and volunteer at a backcountry strip. Check our website calendar often for opportunities.
  • Send in a comment in response to an RAF “Call to Action”. 
  • Wear that orange shirt to a Public Lands planning meeting to advocate for aviation access.
  • Leave a backcountry airstrip better than you found it.
  • Tell a friend about a grass strip.
  • Practice short field takeoffs and landings at your local airport to prepare for safe flight in the backcountry.
  • Discover a new recreational airfield (see our Airport Map for ideas) and enter your name at the visitor sign-in box. Visitation numbers are tracked and used for a variety of reasons.
  • Take advantage of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Mountain/Backcountry Flight Review — prepared in collaboration with the RAF.
  • Let the folks at Airfield.Guide know about your favorite recreational airstrip.
  • Prepare a well-equipped survival vest and share your passion for backcountry safety with others.
  • Share your passion for aviation with a young person.
  • Volunteer for the RAF; contact Erin White, Volunteer Coordinator: ewhite@theraf.org.

The RAF thanks each and every volunteer who has done one or more of these things, and wishes you all a New Year full of new adventures and new friends. 

We look forward to advancing the RAF mission together throughout 2019 with new resolve and enthusiasm, and of course with a healthy amount of RAF fellowship and FUN!

Submitted on December 28, 2018

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