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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:

Reflections on RAF by Joe Brown

I love the RAF’s purpose, its impact on general aviation, and the way it has ignited enthusiasts to go enjoy the magic of flight in places of spectacular beauty.

I admire the organization’s ethos: Do what you do extremely well, but never let go of a campfire culture. 

New Mexico Flight Ban Stopped–Call To Action Brings Favorable Outcome

RAF New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller learned of a proposed rule change by the New Mexico Game Commission that would have limited aircraft use, and had the potential to limit recreational aviation.

Death Valley's Chicken Strip Update

RAF California Liaison Rick Lach learned in 2011 that Chicken Strip within Death Valley National Park was threatened with permanent closure. Over the years, seasonal washouts triggered the RAF to complete spring maintenance to return the strip to a safe condition.

RAF Represented on Hells Canyon Recreation Access Council

Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge, encompasses a vast and remote region with dramatic changes in elevation, terrain, climate and vegetation. Carved by the Wild and Scenic Snake River, Hells Canyon plunges more than a mile below Oregon's west rim, and 8,000 feet below snowcapped He Devil Peak of Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains. 

New Connecticut Liaison - Drew Lyons

The RAF is pleased to announce our newest State Liaison, Drew Lyons. 

Lazy S Weekend in Northern Florida

Guests enjoyed what Florida RAF Ambassador Amrat Chugani said was a “very calm weekend to nurse the Thanksgiving  turkey sleepiness” November 23-26 at Lazy S Farm Airport, (7FL7).

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 Cinder Cone Dry Lake Bed in California.

Cinder Cone Dry Lake Bed is a public use airstrip located roughly 11 miles north of the census-designated place (CDP) Inyokern in California.

Mountain/Backcountry Flight Review Now Available Online

You asked for it, and it’s now available FREE online.

Your RAF Safety and Education Committee is thrilled to announce that AOPA Air Safety Institute's new Mountain/Backcountry Flight Review is now available free online. It includes videos and pre-flight resources. The RAF collaborated extensively with the ASI to build this profile as a result of your comments in the RAF Safety Survey, where many of you told us you want to strengthen your mountain and backcountry flying skills.