State Liaison Mike Purpura represented the RAF at the Illinois 99’s Aviation Expo. Attendance was very good and it was a great opportunity to visit with corporate, general aviation and recreational pilots. Many were very interested in the mission of the RAF and were genuinely impressed with the amount of work going on to keep airstrips open around the country. Some good ideas emerged about old Illinois airstrips and Recreational Use Statutes of Illinois. Much follow up work to be done.

The 99’s do a great job promoting aviation safety and giving organizations like ours visibility. A big thanks to the 99’s for their hospitality.  

Submitted on January 31, 2015.

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