founder joins RAF board founder Steve “SJ” Johnson has joined the seven other volunteer directors of the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

With over 4,500 hours, Johnson is a Gold Seal flight instructor and dedicated advocate of aviation and safety.

In 2000, Johnson bought his first Super Cub. He started, a website for Super Cub and backcountry aviation enthusiasts which continues to grow.

“Members focused my interests into a vehicle to enhance access to some of the most beautiful parts of our country,” Johnson says, adding, “I strongly believe that through proper introduction and education, we can show others that backcountry aviation is a viable, valuable, and safe combination – and a whole lot of fun.”

“Steve’s approach to aviation perfectly matches the intent of the Recreational Aviation Foundation,” RAF president John McKenna said, “and we are pleased he is making time to serve on our board.”

“It is truly flattering and humbling to be asked to be a part of the RAF leadership team. I believe this group is doing more for the kind of flying and recreation we love than any other,” Johnson said.

Johnson is a Technology Manager for a large commercial printing company in Kansas City.  His main passions are teaching tailwheel and off-pavement flying, building communities and relationships through technology and other means; and his family: wife Laura, also a pilot, and step-son Billy, who is entering his last year of high school.

The RAF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Bozeman, Montana.

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