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State Liaisons

R.M. "Bob" Burley
Vermont State Liaison

What began as frequent 12 mile bicycle rides to a local Vermont airport in the early 1950's quickly evolved into a full-fledged airport rat manifestation.

Along the way, peripheral excursions have included: retired international corporate executive (F-10 company), former Air Force officer, pilot, stints as Highway Engineer, logger, Operations Director for a large New England FBO, aerial surveying, Museum Aviation Curator and other fruitful stops.

Telephone Number: 
802-888-3409
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Dave Whitelaw
Washington State Liaison

Dave was born and raised on an Indian Reservation in E Washington, he learned to love and respect the outdoors- camping, hunting, fishing and working. His father owned and operated a logging company which he worked for while going to high school and college, learning the value of hard work and being independent. While in college, Dave’s father encouraged him to get his pilot’s license, saying that GA was the future. After graduating from the Univ. of Washington, he moved to Alaska to experience the ‘Last Frontier’, and to hunt and fish the wilds.

Telephone Number: 
509-631-0623
RAF Email Address: 
Chris McAtee
Wyoming State Liaison

Chris McAtee grew up around aviation in Wyoming. He served in the Air National Guard from 2003-2009, working on C-130 engines and propellers. He is an A&P/IA and an EAA tech counselor and currently serves as Director of Maintenance for a Part 135 operation based in central Wyoming. 

After flying sporadically since the age of 18, circumstances were finally right in October of 2018 and he earned his private pilot license in his newly purchased 1947 Stinson 108-2. Chris plans to pursue his instrument, commercial, and CFI ratings.

Telephone Number: 
307-277-1597
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Jeff Russell
Wisconsin State Liaison

A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Jeff Russell grew up in Sheboygan and now resides near Madison, WI. He  flies a SuperCub and Cirrus out of the Morey airport in Middleton. “The SuperCub rotates between Bushwheels, skis, and floats and spends at least two weeks a year in the backcountry of Montana and Idaho,” he says, adding, “I look forward to working with the RAF on its mission to promote recreational aviation in Wisconsin.”  

Telephone Number: 
608-347-2441
RAF Email Address: 
Lori Olson
Wyoming State Liaison

Lori grew up the youngest (with a twin sister) in a large aviation family. Her father served as navigator on a B-29 during WWII, and later piloted his family around the country in a PA-11, a Skywagon, and a Piper Navajo. Her childhood was filled with Sunday afternoon flights in the PA-11, flying the C-180 to visit older siblings who were in college at the University of Wyoming, and accompanying her father on business trips and travels to many destinations.

Her brother became a CFI, and three brothers-in-law held private pilot certificates.

Telephone Number: 
307-746-8411
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