The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) reserves its highest award, called the Gold Pulaski, for those the board feels truly worthy. Jerry Cain of Lincoln, Montana has been “treasurer and director extraordinaire” since the RAF was formed, says RAF President John McKenna. Jerry flies a Husky A1-A and has steadfastly tracked all donations made since day one. “Even though Jerry officially stepped down December 31, 2011 as treasurer, I haven’t noticed any difference in the effort he puts forth,” noted McKenna at an RAF briefing at the recent Montana Aviation Conference in Bozeman.
Past recipients of the Gold Pulaski have been:
- Chuck Jarecki – for his work at RYAN FIELD
- Craig Fuller, AOPA President – for his promotion of the RAF
- Dan Prill – for his work on the Russian Flat airfield
- Gordon Rock – for his support of the RAF
- Tim Robertson – for his companies support and building of Russian Flat.
The Pulaski is the tool of choice to get much work done by a single individual.