A study released March 15 by the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) concludes that there is no significant increase in stress levels among wildlife due to recreational aviation activity. [Read more…]
By Carmine Margo Mowbray, Recreational Aviation Foundation
Have you ever wanted a little island paradise all to yourself?
That is very possible now, thanks to a group of hardworking pilot volunteers who partnered with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) to reclaim the North Fox Island airstrip from years of neglect. [Read more…]
Those planning to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Regional Fly-In in Colorado Springs Sept. 25-26 are invited to the Recreational Aviation Foundation‘s signature Potato Bake Friday Sept. 25.
Enjoy a piping hot spud with BBQ, chili, cheese or a number of other toppings. There will be a bonfire and live entertainment from David Bradley. The RAF will also have a display on the flight line Saturday, officials note.
Reservations are recommended through the AOPA Website. Cost is $15 when you register in advance or $20 onsite.
Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) President John McKenna and Public Lands Liaison Mark Spencer of Arizona testified March 18 before the U.S. House Department of Interior Appropriations Committee to request funding for the ongoing maintenance of airstrips on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS). [Read more…]
A bill adding aircraft operations to its definition of non-commercial recreational use has passed in West Virginia. This Recreation Use Statute (RUS) protects landowners from liability for allowing recreation on their lands. The bill, signed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, will take effect May 12.
This makes West Virginia the 25th state in the nation to add aviation to its RUS, according to officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF).
By JEANNE MacPHERSON
Flying media is full of mountain flying tips. Instead of recapping those here, I’d like to share the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) philosophy that we hope will lead to assured aviation access to some of our nation’s special places.
It’s important to remember that we share the wild country with a variety of users, many of whom are out there for quiet and solitude. There are ways to fly quietly.