The RAF is pleased that Amanda Levin has stepped up to serve as Wisconsin Liaison. She began helping the RAF as the database volunteer, and Social Media Coordinator. “Now I hope to have more local impact as Wisconsin’s State Liaison,” Amanda says. She has always had a passion for adventure and travel. Her first glimpse of GA was through her younger brother, who pursued his PPL before joining the Air Force to fly C-17s. While attending Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Amanda met her now husband, Austin, an avid flier. 

After flying with Austin and attending EAA AirVenture 2015 with him, “I was inspired by the world of recreational aviation, where the journey was a part of the adventure,” she says. She started lessons shortly after and passed her checkride in May 2016.

In 2018, Amanda and her husband purchased their Cessna 180 Skywagon and moved to Wisconsin for her job. They love to explore Wisconsin from the air, and camp at Cornucopia, and Michigan’s Two Hearted, and North Fox Island. She has her tailwheel and HP endorsements, and is engaged in spin training and aerobatics in a Decathlon. She was introduced to the RAF at Jeff Russell’s “Winter’s Finally Over” hangar party, and says, “The RAF mission really resonated with me, as recreational aviation is why I wanted to learn to fly.” 

Former WI Liaison Trever Otto remains an RAF advocate as a pilot for Southwest Airlines. 

Submitted on April 28, 2022.


  1. Joe Sener on May 1, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Amanda, I serve on the Platteville Municipal Airport Commission. We are always looking to have Platteville make more of an impact on the Aviation community. How can we partner with the RAF to make that happen?

    • Amanda Levin on May 2, 2022 at 8:53 am

      Hi Joe! Thank you for your comment, I’ll reach out to you this week so we can set up a time to chat.

  2. Rusty Knox on May 1, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Amanda, congrats on your new position in a great organization. Nice 180! We never realized what a great place Wisconsin is. Last fall we flew up from Texas during Wisconsin’s Fall color change to fish and enjoy your cool weather. Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, (Fish Creek, Egg Harbor), Washington Island, Iron County, land O’Lakes, Eagle River, Ashland, Bayfield (Apostle Island tour) Madeline Island ( bicycle to La Pointe). What a wonderful week. Our 185 prefers grass and we look forward to checking out more of your beautiful “green” strips in the future. Thanks for what you do.

    • Amanda Levin on May 2, 2022 at 9:04 am

      Thank you for the kind words Rusty! Fall is a really beautiful time to visit Wisconsin. I look forward to seeing you at the next Skywagon gathering or EAA Airventure.

  3. Amy on May 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Amanda has been an asset to the RAF in each volunteer role she has participated in. She will be a great resource to RAF members in Wisconsin and beyond!

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