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New Virginia State Liaison - Matthew Kline

The RAF is pleased to introduce new Virginia State Liaison, Matthew Kline.

Matthew’s love of aviation began early, but it wasn’t until after grad school and the start of a geospatial engineering career that he was able to engage in aviation. “After my first ride in a friend’s cub, I was hooked, but it took more than a few years before I was able to start flying.”

Jack Tyler

Director and Vice President

Jack was introduced to flying in 1989 by son Devin, who began washing planes for flight time at age 13. Before long, Jack, his wife Patricia, and Devin were all licensed and flying as one another’s co-pilots on weekends, vacations and then college shopping. 

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RAF Opens New Ozark Airstrip!

The RAF is thrilled to have created Trigger Gap, a new recreational airstrip, this time in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. This 3,000-ft airstrip lies on lands managed by The Nature Conservancy above the Kings River, what the TNC calls a “recreational treasure, famous for fishing, swimming and canoeing.”

RAF Adds Two Board Members

The RAF has added two new board members, Jack Tyler of Bozeman, MT and Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, WA. “Recognizing the growing needs of our organization, both Tyler and McGlynn were tapped for their special experience and success,” RAF president John McKenna said. “We look forward to their involvement as we continue to grow in membership and add project commitments.” 

RAF Volunteers Work to Reopen Chicken Strip

Chicken Strip in Death Valley National Park’s Saline Valley is back in operation again, thanks to RAF volunteers. The July rains had rutted the airstrip. As a safety precaution, the Park Service closed it until maintenance could be performed to bring the surface back to a safe condition.

Photo Contest! Your plane could be featured on an RAF Greeting Card.

RAF Photo Contest!

Starts today through November 10, 2016


How would you like to see your airplane on the popular RAF greeting cards? We use these cards as “Thank-you” notes to our thousands of donors and supporters. 

Pelican Point (28U) Work Party October 8th

The work party at Pelican Point (Oregon’s Owyhee Reservoir State Airport, 28U) brought out a highly motivated crew.

Trigger Gap

The RAF raised funds for this new 3,000 ft. grass airstrip in the beautiful Ozark Mountains through private donations.