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New West Virginia State Liaison - Evan Davis

The RAF welcomes new West Virginia State Liaison Evan Davis to the team.

Evan got his first GA airplane ride about the age of 12 in a Mooney, followed by some actual stick time in a homebuilt Pietenpol, “which sunk the hook deep,” Evan says. He began flight training in 2013, and after some hard work and dedication, he got his license, “and the real adventuring began.”

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 Reserve (T16), a public use airstrip in New Mexico.

RAF Selects New Board Member Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor grew up in and around airplanes.  He soloed a Super Cub on his 16th birthday and got his pilot’s license on his 17th.  His career at Boeing included assignments as the President of Boeing Business Jets, and Chief Pilot for Commercial Airplanes, giving him the distinction of having flown on all seven continents.  

Upcoming Events

Looking for an event to attend in the coming months? Clicking on any event title will take you to the RAF events calendar page with more information. We highly recommend checking back often with the calendar, as more events are being added each week.  

April 6: Minietta Mine Airstrip Work Party, California.

RAF Volunteers Enhance Blackwater

Seventeen volunteers took up tools the weekend of March 22-24 at Florida’s beautiful 4,000-ft turf Blackwater Airfield (8FD3) in the mixed pine forest near Munson, FL. Leeanna and “DC” Nowling started early by delivering tools and materials and made a truck available for the task.

Third Annual Migratory Bird Fly-In

This year’s Migratory Bird Fly-In on March 16 was a success. With Spring just around the corner, the birds were restless as they fueled up for their night flights north.

Arcadia Rodeo Fly In 2019

Florida’s Arcadia Airport (X06) again accommodated folks of all ages who landed to camp and enjoy the Rodeo the March 8-10 weekend.

RAF Ambassadors Amrat Chugani and Joe DeLeon helped Florida Liaison Bobby Capozzi and his wife Kim organize and host the group.  “With the great weather we were able to kick back relax and enjoy being away from the hustle of daily life,” Amrat reported. 

RAF Grant Keeps Icefield Open for Winter Landing

It’s a time honored New England aviation tradition that when the Alton Bay seaplane base freezes, pilots land on the ice of Lake Winnepausakee, getting their Ice Wings. 

Backcountry Boutique Item Debuts April 5

On Friday, April 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 Missouri State Liaison - Dustin Welker

The RAF welcomes a new State Liaison to the team, Dustin Welker of Missouri.

When Dustin started flight training in the summer of 2017, his father immediately asked, “Why are we not plane shopping?”