Recreational Aviation Foundation
Article | Jul 26, 2012
The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) dedicated a new “legacy rock” July 25 in front of the brown-arch entrance gate to EAA AirVenture. The inscribed two-foot-by-two-foot tile memorializes Ben and Butch Ryan's donation of the airport they built, Ryan Field, to the foundation.
Advocacy | Jul 19, 2012
Pilots now have an opportunity to help the Recreational Aviation Foundation keep a valuable California airstrip open to the public. The National Park Service has begun the process to develop a new management plan for the Saline Valley Warm Springs area of Death Valley National Park that includes the Chicken Strip, an uncharted 1,350-foot dirt strip that provides fly-in access to the warm springs.
Advocacy | May 07, 2012
Aviation advocates in Idaho want pilots to scale back the use of four backcountry airstrips designated as emergency airfields under a federal wildlife area management plan.
Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2012
Training for the unthinkable.
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Advocacy | Apr 02, 2012
Protecting pilots and antique aircraft, the beginning and foundation of general aviation, were the focus of a town hall hosted by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) March 31 at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla.
Article | Mar 28, 2012
Friendships are forged around campfires, particularly in the backcountry, where pilots seek out pathless woods and scenic vistas. One of the first jobs to be done after securing an aircraft in the midst of natural wonders is lighting a fire, as AOPA President Craig Fuller noted March 27 at Sun 'n Fun.
Article | Mar 26, 2012
Campfires and camaraderie are synonymous with aviation gatherings for many pilots. For those who jet from one destination to another never exploring what's outside of a fixed-base operation, the Recreational Aviation Foundation is ready to broaden your horizon.
Advocacy | Mar 08, 2012
Washington joined a group of 13 states with laws that clearly include aviation in recreational use statutes protecting property owners from liability when access to private property is provided without charge.
Advocacy | Mar 02, 2012
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill backed by AOPA and the Recreational Aviation Foundation that should broaden public access to private landing strips by providing liability exemptions for the landowners.
Article | Feb 29, 2012
Pilot Getaways has acquired the American Air Campers Association (AACA) and its database of more than 620 public airports that offer camping facilities.