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RAF Liaison Brian Rau inducted into North Dakota’s Aviation Hall of Fame

The RAF is proud to announce that North Dakota Liaison Brian Rau has been selected for induction into the state’s Aviation Hall of Fame.  The ceremony will be March 5th at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Bismarck. The social begins at 6 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7 p.m. For ticket information call 701-328-9650.

RAF Board Sets 2019 Goals

After an intense weekend planning session, the RAF Board of Directors is deeming 2019 an exciting and pivotal year for the organization.

In January of each year, the Board convenes for a face to face meeting to recap the previous year and define its areas of focus for the future. This year’s meeting took place January 25-27 at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).

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 Johannesburg in California.

RAF Teams with AOPA-ASI on Live Backcountry Seminars

The Recreational Aviation Foundation is pleased to be teaming up with AOPA’s Air Safety Institute on their live, in-person seminar series, “From Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry”

February Events

A handful of fantastic aviation events are taking place in February, and we are sure to add more events over the coming days and weeks. If you haven't already, bookmark our events calendar on your web browser and check back frequently for updates. We also post event information our RAF Facebook page

February 8-10: Copperstate Fly-In, Arizona.

RAF Mission Reinforced at New Mexico Aviation Day

A crisp morning greeted RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller January 23 as he arrived at the State Capitol in Santa Fe for Aviation Day 2019.

Next Backcountry Boutique Item Debuts February 5

On Tuesday, February 5, we will debut our next RAF Backcountry Boutique logo item. Be sure to check out the RAF website or Facebook page on the morning of the 5th. We sell small quantities of each Backcountry Boutique item and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

New Mississippi State Liaison - Kevin Barry

The RAF welcomes a new State Liaison in Mississippi, Kevin Barry.

“I pretty much grew up in the cockpit,” Kevin says. “My father was a fighter pilot turned test pilot, and my favorite birthday present every year was to sit in the cockpit of whatever fighter aircraft Dad was flying at the time.”

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 Grapevine (88AZ) in Arizona.

Happy New Year from the RAF

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: