September has been a very busy month with some really awesome things happening for the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience. What’s been especially meaningful to me this month is RAFE was being represented by members around the country and significant RAFE events where tak...

August 22, 2019

The Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience gives forums each year at Airventure, Sun-n-Fun, and other venues. The content of the forums is usually who RAFE is, what they’ve accomplished and what RAFEs future plans are. At AirVenture RAFE schedules two forums, one midweek and...

August 21, 2019

In years past rows and rows of Rutan LongEZ’s and Varieze’s seemed to dominate the flight line at the annual EAA Airshow, now called AirVenture. Legend has it the record was over 120 EZs parked on show center. Visitors of the flight line saw winglets almost as far as t...

August 21, 2019

The Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience gathered together a unique group of aircraft for AirVenture 2019. Present on Wittman field for display and fly in the airshow were a Quickie, Solitaire. VariViggen, Varieze, LongEZ, Defiant and Catbird! Such a gathering created lots...

August 21, 2019

Our initial expectation for AirVenture 2019 was to stand by the airplanes all week and talk to people about the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience, Rutan airplanes, and occasionally get to sit in the shade under the wing and watch the show.

There’s always the question “Wh...

August 21, 2019

Thursday of AirVenture 2019 was “Burt Rutan Day” and the flight schedule showed at 3pm “Various Rutan Types”. That was an understatement. That day OSH attendees got to see airplanes that don’t usually fly in the airshow. For the first time ever at AirVenture a group of...

August 2, 2019

While many OSH campers slept Wednesday morning, a small group of RAFE Pilots and Volunteers were up at 4:30. As far as we know, the first ever four plane formation team of Rutan EZ’s cranked up for a morning training mission over AirVenture.  It won’t be the last.

Than...

July 26, 2019

Today we got to fly in the AirVenture Airshow. The flight was named the Rutan Reunion Flight and we showcased all of Burt Rutans “Legacy” Homebuilt designs, the Quickie, VariViggen, Varieze, LongEZ, Defiant. This was a huge deal and a bucket list for many that particip...

July 11, 2019

After many years of effort Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience has gathered a Historic Assembly of the many unique Rutan Aircraft Designs to be in attendance for DISPLAY and SHOWCASE FLIGHTS at Oshkosh 2019.

This has never been accomplished before and RAFE made it happen!

R...

June 21, 2019

The word “milestone” seems to get used a lot when we write about things going on with the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience. We’re breaking new ground so much that the path we’re on is paved with “milestones”. Last week RAFE Canard Flight Academy graduated our first fem...

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