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RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:00 am

The RAF continues to be very effective in protecting and promoting GA for us all. Voting takes about 1 minute, thanks in advance.

Forwarded from RAF:


How hard do you have to work to make $10,000?? The Recreational Aviation Foundation is convinced that you have to work very hard but also work smart and ask others to help

The RAF is once again a finalist for the Lightspeed Aviation Pilot’s Choice Award and you can help by doing at least one of the following.

1. Go to www.theraf.org and click on the vote box in the upper left on the homepage. (It will take you less than a minute to vote and all you need is an email address)

2. Go to http://www.lightspeedaviationfoundation.org/ and click on vote now.

3. Ask friends and family to vote for the RAF. Make it easy for them by sending them the above links.

4. If you are a Facebook person please go on www.facebook.com and share the post. By sharing the RAF Lightspeed post it will go out to thousands more than we could reach on our own.

Remember by taking a few minutes of your time it could mean $10,000 towards preserving recreational airstrips all across the country.

Thank you,

Tricia McKenna

tmckenna@theraf.org

Recreational Aviation Foundation

1711 West College Street
Bozeman, MT 59715-4913
United States
406-582-1RAF (406-582-1723)
theraf.org

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“Keeping the legacy of recreational aviation strong by preserving, maintaining and creating public use recreational and backcountry airstrips nationwide”
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:04 am

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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby S Robichaud » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:52 am

Done
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:24 am

Done

After last year when Glenn chastised Jason and me for supporting someone else I wanted to be the first to post this message from RAF to make up for my transgression. You guys get up too early. We don't need to give Glenn any ammo. :acute:
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:08 pm

LOL.

I learn a LOT from old seasoned salt & pepper haired grumpy grizzlies like Robert.

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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:28 pm

But I am not that Grumpy - Am I? Old, Salt and Pepper Haired - mostly salt! - I agree.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks to all so far voting for RAF, continuing as our most cost effective GA advocasy tool at present.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby RKittine » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:12 am

Hope they do well. Glenn, aren't you going to weigh in here? Tim, I waiting until after 8:00 AM to post, but I am usually up at 5:00 and looking at the forums by 5:10.

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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Thanks everyone who voted for the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), it appears we have won the grant again!

Also, voting has started for the NEXT grant, so it appears those interested can vote for the next one, and make it 3 in a row!
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:33 am

Done - Again-
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:05 am

Done - Again -
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:09 pm

I just went to the RAF site to vote again. When I clicked to send the vote I got this message in red, so I don't know if my vote went through or not:

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Thank you for supporting your organization. Voting is limited to one vote per individual. Please refer other pilots that support this organization, or others listed, to place their votes.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 pm

Tim McCormack wrote:I just went to the RAF site to vote again. When I clicked to send the vote I got this message in red, so I don't know if my vote went through or not:

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Thank you for supporting your organization. Voting is limited to one vote per individual. Please refer other pilots that support this organization, or others listed, to place their votes.
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Maybe try going to Lightspeed first and then vote for RAF from there.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:50 am

I went directly to the LIghtspeed website and tried again. Same result. Maybe it "took" the first time.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:37 pm

Tim McCormack wrote:I went directly to the LIghtspeed website and tried again. Same result. Maybe it "took" the first time.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

OMG! You didn't vote for anyone but the 10000 Dollar Matadors, did ya?
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby L-19 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:46 pm

Done

One Vote per email address I bet
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:13 am

RAF made it to final LightSpeed round, so please vote again ASAP for the RAF so they get the $10K grant.
The RAF is the most efficient GA group we have.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:43 am

I got a message from RAF to vote again so I went to the Lightspeed webpage and tried with my "normal" email address and got the error message again. Must be it saw my first vote and rejected a second. So, I used my little-used email address and my address in Florida and got the vote to go through. :yessir:
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:08 am

Poor Puppies....

Won't you give us a couple of bucks, so we can play, too?

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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:57 am

Now if our government would just install a system like that. Just think how fewer popular votes there may be. Guess the multiple addresses and states will allow you to by pass though. When do you leave for Down South?
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:05 pm

jjbaker wrote:Poor Puppies....

Won't you give us a couple of bucks, so we can play, too?

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They already get million$ from their 2 minute prime-time TV commercial$ 20 time$ each evening. When was the last time you saw a TV commercial for GA?
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:47 pm

RKittine wrote:Now if our government would just install a system like that. Just think how fewer popular votes there may be. Guess the multiple addresses and states will allow you to by pass though. When do you leave for Down South?


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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:02 pm

CFII wrote:
jjbaker wrote:Poor Puppies....

Won't you give us a couple of bucks, so we can play, too?

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They already get million$ from their 2 minute prime-time TV commercial$ 20 time$ each evening. When was the last time you saw a TV commercial for GA?


I think you're mistaking a borderline criminal non profit animal abuse prevention organization that benefits greatly from putting abused/ sad looking animals on your screen and steals money from people who get sick to their stomach when they see animal abuse, with a very small volunteer group of people who fly rescue animals to their new homes. Pilots N Paws has nothing to do with ASPCA. You could support them by opening your home to an animal on layover, or by helping with logistics of getting an animal securely transported from the airport to its new home.

PilotsNPaws does quite a bit for general aviation and its public image, just like Angel Flight does.... they show a lot of people that general aviation pilots are not in-compassionate schmucks with lots of money to blow on little hobby jets and luxury parties and events. You are more than welcome to use your personal jet in helping them get Fifi a new home, but you'll probably get the same hotdog as anyone else and no red carpet upon arrival... :lol: Try it, you might like them. Great bunch of people.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby CFII » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:46 pm

RAF devotes its highly cost efficient and low budget efforts towards saving and creating airports for all pilots by fighting oppressive government policies and regulations as well as promoting pilot image among a poorly informed public.

If people feel the need to fly Fidos around in order to care for them for any personal reasons, then they should personally make all the funds available upfront in order to do so. My dogs and any i might wish to "rescue" are strictly my responsibility.
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Re: RAF needs your vote for a grant, please

Unread postby jjbaker » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:22 pm

I heard that some of these advocacy organizations have now moved to using little sad looking puppies in their membership renewal mailings.

My dog actually did the math...

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Once they all stop behaving like little luxury, by invitation only old boys clubs, I'll see that this forum promotes them and helps them make revenue.
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