A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
THE MISSION OF RUTAN AIRCRAFT FLYING EXPERIENCE
RAFE is part of a certified 501(c)3 organization. Join us on our endeavor to provide support and resources to the Rutan Aircraft Community as well as encouraging new Home Built builders who are just joining the group.
CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF BURT RUTAN DESIGNS: HOMEBUILTS THAT LED TO SPACE
MEET THE RAFE TEAM
Founder, C.E.O., Chairman of the Board WCAM/RAFE
Ryszard Zadow has owned and flown Rutan Aircraft for over 35 years and founded RAFE to spread the word about the mission and tell the story of the dedication, the commitment and the spirit poured into the aircraft designed by Burt Rutan and built by the Owners. The goal to be an inspiration to others to build, to fly, to dream.
RUTH ANN REESE
V.P. Business & Technology
Ruth Ann Reese is a seasoned, multi-dimensional C Level executive with a breadth of experience spanning a wide array of industries. Her passion for leadership of a company’s most valuable asset, its people, has resulted in superior organizational achievements throughout her career. Her successes are a culmination of her creativity, innovation, operational excellence and collaborative management techniques. Her passionate following of Burt Rutan aircraft design led her to her involvement in RAFE.
Aircraft Maintenance & Design
Robert Harris oversees the design, repair, and maintenance of the RAFE fleet and donated planes. This really comes naturally to Robert as he was the Director of Maintenance for a large turbine airplane operations. Robert's 30 years of experience in the building, modification, repair and maintaining of Canard aircraft means he knows exactly when and how projects need to be completed.
Maintenance & Fabrication
Mike’s experience is vast to say the least. He is an aircraft builder/owner/pilot and is proficient on the milling machine and metal lathe, master welder, structural engineer, fluid dynamic operation design, fiberglass fabricator and makes some really mean Bar-B-Que.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS