Backcountry pilots applaud Monument court decision

GREAT FALLS, Montana –Officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) report that a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals largely upholds the backcountry airstrip designations on Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

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Recreational Aviation Foundation Summer newsletter available

The Summer 2013 newsletter of the Recreational Aviation Foundation is now available. Included is an introduction of Steve “SJ” Johnson, founder of SuperCub.org, as the RAFs newest director; Utah pilot shelter completed; US Forest Service plans; recreation use statute successes; and more.

Help influence future recreational aviation… today

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released “proposed planning directives for public review and comment. These directives are the key set of agency guidance documents that direct implementation of the 2012 planning rule.” This rule will replace the previous one written in the 1980s and will be the planning “bible” for the next 20-25 years. Sadly, the directives do not include any reference to recreational aviation or airstrips; therefore, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) need your help to correct these critical omissions in the proposed Directives.

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RAF Winter newsletter online

The Recreational Aviation Foundation has posted its Winter 2013 newsletter to its website.

Amendment protects private airstrip owners in Arkansas

The 89th General Assembly of Arkansas recently passed House Bill 1020, which protects private airstrip owners throughout Arkansas from litigation from non-commercial aviation activity on their land.

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CAP cadets pitch in to build first RAF Fire Hub

By CONNIE SUE WHITE

When Civil Air Patrol Seminole Composite Squadron Deputy Commander Kenny Eads asked a group of five cadets to volunteer for a unique mission, it caught on like wildfire. The assignment: build the first-ever Fire Hub on the SUN ’n FUN campgrounds.

Eads explained to the young men that it would the be the first of 50 Fire Hubs planned across the United States as part of the Recreational Aviation Foundation’s latest fund-raising initiative [Read more...]