Recreational Aviation Foundation
Article | Jul 30, 2013
Pilots visiting a new website will find photography, webcam views, and ideas to help them select destinations for a Colorado backcountry outing.
Article | Jun 27, 2013
The “recreational experiences” of pilots who fly into Colorado’s spectacular backcountry have earned official recognition in a draft resource management plan for public lands in the state.
Article | May 14, 2013
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a law May 13 that provides tort liability protection for private owners of aviation landing facilities.
Article | May 08, 2013
The U.S. Forest Service has extended the deadline to comment on a new planning rule that would develop, revise, and amend land management plans to include aviation.
Article | Apr 13, 2013
Pleased with the success of a House of Representatives campaign to garner support opposing a federal $100-per-flight user fee for general aviation, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) encouraged Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo attendees to assure that their representative and senators are members of the respective GA caucuses.
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Article | Apr 11, 2013
An AOPA-backed bill to provide liability protection to owners of private airstrips in Oregon was scheduled for a legislative committee hearing April 12. AOPA encourages members to weigh in with lawmakers and urge their support.
Article | Apr 11, 2013
AOPA President Craig Fuller and Lightspeed Aviation President Allan Schrader announce the finalists for the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilot’s Choice Awards. To applause and laughter, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the finalists for its annual Pilot’s Choice Awards grants program on April 11 at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.
Article | Apr 10, 2013
A state-owned airfield in the Florida Panhandle could become a recreational destination for pilots if the nonprofit Recreational Aviation Foundation and the Florida Forest Service complete an expected agreement on access in the next few months. The Montana-based Recreational Aviation Foundation says a “let’s find a way” approach has prevailed during discussions about aircraft access to Blackwater Airfield, a 4,000-foot former firefighting grass airstrip in the Blackwater River State Forest.
Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013
Aviation photography by Chris Rose
Advocacy | Jan 15, 2013
More than 210 private airfields could become accessible to general aviation pilots in Arkansas if the state joins those that have passed laws providing liability protection to property owners for the recreational use of their lands.