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Happy New Year!

As we reach the end of another year, I want to personally thank all members of the RAF for the many accomplishments of 2017, and more important, be the first to wish the RAF even greater success as we head into 2018. We have a lot to look forward to, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share a few thoughts with you about why we should be excited.

RAF Year End Letter

By now you should have received your personalized year end letter from the RAF. We are hoping you took the time to read it and find the work that we are doing valuable. Valuable enough to consider contributing some of your time, talent and perhaps some funds to the cause. Without those we simply cannot do the work we do. 

RAF Backcountry Boutique Launches Jan. 5

Are you passionate about your association with the RAF? Do you love displaying the RAF logo in your home, your business, and while out flying?

If you answered yes, then you will be excited to know that on January 5, 2018, we are launching the RAF Backcountry Boutique, a rotating selection of high quality RAF goods for sale in limited quantities.

Here’s how it works:

Multi-Generation Pilot is RAF’s new Social Media Volunteer

Brittanee Lincoln can’t really remember her first time in an airplane, but it made an impression. She was only two weeks old when her dad Roger first put her on his lap and went flying off his airfield on his farm northwest of Havre, Montana where she was raised.

RAF Holiday Wish List

As you already know, the RAF is a unique nonprofit that achieves its mission almost entirely through the efforts of our passionate volunteers. As we approach the holidays and the New Year, our #1 Holiday Wish is to bring on (drum roll please…) more volunteers! 

Neighbors Pitch in at Meadowlark Work Party

The first of several fall/winter work parties at Georgia’s Meadowlark, (GA75) took place November 18. 

Featured Airstrip

“The Recreational Aviation Foundation preserves, maintains, and creates airstrips for recreational access.”

Each month we will be highlighting an airstrip that the RAF has had an impact on.  We hope that you will get out and enjoy these airstrips.  This month's Featured Airstrip is Chicken Strip in CA.

RAF and Amazon Smile

The RAF is pleased to be one of the select charities that benefit when you shop Amazon Smile.  When you use Amazon Smile with RAF as your chosen charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of everything you purchase to The Recreational Aviation Foundation. It's easy; It's easy; just, follow the instructions below to start “sharing smiles” with the RAF:

“Hooch Hut” re-purposed at Florida RAF work party

— Bobby Capozzi, RAF Florida Liaison

RAF announces 2017 Photo Contest winners

For this year’s contest, we split the nation into five regions and asked you to send in your favorite images of your airplane in a recreational setting. We received photos from all over the country! Your response demonstrates that the RAF is fulfilling its mission across the nation.