BOZEMAN, Montana — The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has added two members to its board of directors.
Jack Tyler of Bozeman and Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, Washington, will take on roles associated with the RAF’s mission of preserving and creating airstrips for recreational access. [Read more…]
By MIKE PURPURA
On July 16, at 6 a.m., the earth was cloaked in cotton candy clouds as 200 airplanes converged on Washington Island in Wisconsin for the annual fish boil.
Some slipped unnoticed across the Cheddar Curtain and into Wisconsin from Northern Illinois. Others flew east out of the North Woods and across Green Bay. A few pilots and passengers put on their life vests and flew across the lake at Charlevoix, skipping over the Beaver Island chain and following the coast down to Washington Island. They flew in for one purpose: To enjoy boiled Whitefish, potatoes, onions and friends. [Read more…]
By Michael Purpura, Illinois State Liaison, Recreational Aviation Foundation
A work party was held June 17-19 at the recently reopened airstrip on North Fox Island in Lake Michigan.
Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) Michigan Liaison Brad Frederick had issued a request for volunteers to fly in for the weekend to clear brush, make improvements to the airfield and have a good time. Answering the call were 17 aircraft and two dozen people ready to work. [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…]