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Photo Contest Illustrates RAF Mission

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The 2018 RAF Photo Contest concluded, with striking results. We had split the nation into five regions and asked you to send in your favorite images of your, or your friend’s airplane in a recreational setting. We also added a new category this year, for youth ages 18 and under. 

Again, our judges had difficulty selecting just one winner from each region, finally settling on eleven winners and six Honorable Mentions. Each winner will receive a package of high-quality greeting cards with their photo on the front and photo credit on the back, with our appreciation. 

Judge Ann Warner said, "How joyful it was to look at all the submissions in the 2018 photo contest and how difficult to choose only a few "winners"!  Many pilots, it appears, are also excellent photographers. These impressive pictures will make wonderful RAF note cards."  

All photos – even non-winner’s images – are archived, for possible future use in RAF publicity, including photo credit. 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

The Winning Photos

 

Youth 18-and-under Category

Lawson Bacheller​
Johnson Creek Airport (3U2)
Yellow Pine, Idaho


Southwest

Stella McCray
Mystic Bluffs Airport (NM56)
Ramah, New Mexico


Northeast

Bill Brine
Bethel, Maine



Jamie Walter
@Jwalter1337
Ram Island Farm
Cape Elizabeth, Maine


Midwest


Mark Wrasse
Vette/Blust Seaplane Base (96WI)
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
 

Southeast

Jared Yates
Triple Tree Airport (SC00)
Woodruff, South Carolina
 

West

Kevin Oaks​
Talkeetna, Alaska




Mike Hines
Sullivan Lake, Washington

Kent Williams
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska


Ronald Apfelbaum
Hidden Splendor Airstrip
Green River, Utah



Chuck Jarecki
Black Butte North Airstrip (BB0)
Winifred, Montana

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Bill Steinmetz
North Fox Island Airport (6Y3)
North Fox Island, Michigan



John Hartz
Cape Elizabeth, Maine


Bobby Capozzi
Perry-Foley Airport (40J)
Perry, Florida




Larry Woodall
Red Creek, Arizona



Cory Kittle
Dead Cow Lake Bed, Nevada



Dustin Mosher
Koehn Lake, California