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RAF and Sporty’s Pilot Shop Backcountry Cover Photo Contest

RAF Members: Open up that ‘Photos’ file and find your best backcountry snapshot!

RAF Hosts Seeley Lake Fly-Out at AOPA Missoula Event

Join the Recreational Aviation Foundation Saturday, June 16 for a fly-out to Seeley Lake (23S) in Montana. The fly-out is  one of three events organized in conjunction with AOPA's Missoula, MT Fly-In at KMSO on June 15 and 16. 

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 Jake's Bar, located in Alaska.
 

April Events

Please consider joining us at a RAF event in April! Short descriptions of April events are below; please visit our Event Calendar for full details.

April 6-8

RAF and APA Payson Fly-In and Air Camping Weekend, Arizona

McCarthy, Alaska Fly-In Slated for July 13 & 14

You are invited to a 2nd annual gathering of RAF, EAA42 and IFFR friends in McCarthy, Alaska. 

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Call to Action

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting four public scoping meetings for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Southern Utah.  The BLM encourages the public to submit comments that will be used to help set the scope of the review of the land use plans. 

RAF members to make 100-Year Commemorative Flight

Aviation has seen a lot of changes since the first US Postal airmail flight in May of 1918. But on May 13 of this year — 100 years from the first flight — an official airmail flight will take off from San Diego as three huge radial engines roar to life for the first leg of a ten-stop flight to Seattle.  One thing will remain the same: the intrepid spirit of the pilots behind the gauges. 

RAF to Help Maintain Popular Backcountry Oregon Airport

 

The Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) has difficulty maintaining many remote state airports.  We recreational pilots need to get involved and demonstrate to the state that these airports are important to us. In customary RAF style, that means volunteer work parties are being planned; the first being at McKenzie Bridge State Airport (00S).

Laura Haefeli in Running Hall of Fame

Out in grizzly bear country, the advice is, “Always hike with someone slower than you.” 

You get the idea. 

You’ll want to hike with someone other than Laura Haefeli, wife of RAF Colorado State Liaison Tom Haefeli. The couple lives in Del Norte, CO, and operates a beekeeping business.