The annual Montana aviation conference was another great opportunity to get re-acquainted with supporters, share the recent accomplishments of the RAF and sign up new folks who have become aware of the mission of the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

Directors Jerry Cain, Chuck Jarecki, Montana Liaison Ron Normandeau, Washington State Liaison Bob Kay, Tricia McKenna, Jon Hudson and Press Liaison Carmine Mowbray greeted folks and enjoyed the informative sessions.

President John McKenna and director Dan Prill arrived later after attending an outreach function with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Reno, NV.
The traditional numbered cap drawing was held at Friday’s luncheon.

Among the buzz over who would be the lucky GPS prize winner were comments about the choice of color for this year’s cap. No doubt about it, anyone wearing this year’s high-viz pink cap will stand out!

Lifetime member Tim Robertson of Lewistown was the winner of the Garmin Aero 560. People will recognize Robertson’s name, as he is a principal of Century Companies, who have donated substantial equipment use and labor to prepare Russian Flat, the new public airstrip in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

We thank each of you who purchased this year’s cap, and everyone who stopped by our booth. We again pledge to use these resources to preserve and maintain backcountry airstrips.

Submitted on March 4, 2010.

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