Facebook Icon Instagram Logo

Team RAF

It's why you learned to fly.

Click to support our work with your tax-deductible donation.

Otherwise, click here to sign up for our free email newsletter.

Judson Rupert

Pennsylvania State Liaison

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Jud was born and raised in central Pennsylvania where he says he “helped his A&P/IA father as much as I was allowed.”  He attended Penn State University where he received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering, followed up with his MAS from Embry-Riddle. He was a member of the US Naval Test Pilot School Class 132, working for the Navy as a flight test engineer.  

When Jud finally had enough time and money to earn his pilot license in 2003, he quickly found his Cessna 170A to be an excellent resource to explore the outdoors. 

Living back in north central PA, Jud now works for Lycoming Engines — previously as an Air Safety Investigator and currently as a principal engineer. Jud enjoys building and restoring aircraft. There’s a Hatz Classic biplane in the basement and a 1939 Luscombe 8B in the garage.  He splits his time between flying the 170 with his wife and two daughters and working on the projects.  

Jud is an avid hunter and fisherman and is a member of the EAA and the Society of Flight Test Engineers. He sees his new responsibility as State Liaison as an opportunity to “couple my passion for the outdoors with my passion for flying. I look forward to promoting recreational aviation in Pennsylvania.”

Telephone Number: 
RAF Email Address: