The winners of the first-ever Recreational Aviation Foundation photo contest were recently revealed, with RAF officials noting they received more than 200 entries for the contest.
The three Grand Prize Winners are Mike Hart, Bjorn Eriksen and Lisa Ballantyne. Richard Sugden and Bryan Minnear won Honorable Mention for their photos. Each won RAF greeting cards with their winning photo on the front.
See all five photos below, with comments from the judges: [Read more…]
Does anyone not believe a vibrant aviation ecosystem starts at the airport? If our airports cease to exist, aviation ceases to exist. It really is that simple.
Like too many airports around the country, Arcadia Airport (X06) in Arcadia, Florida, was struggling after years of neglect. The Arcadia City Council established the Arcadia Airport Advisory Committee. It was the early 2010s. [Read more…]
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…]