Board of Directors

To contact the board of directors, please email


Richard T. Newman , President

16700+ hours of General Aviation and corporate flying
4500+ hours as an aviation instructor
Airline Transport Pilot with Single- and Multi-engine Land certifications
Certified Flight Instructor for Airplane, S&MEL, and Instrument
Certified Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanic
Graduate Magna Cum Laude of Old Dominion University, M.S. Education
Graduate Magna party of University of Houston, B.A. Business Administration
24 year career as officer in the United States Army (in Artillery, so speak loudly)
Proud father of a wonderful little girl who does not know she wants to be a pilot





Philip Rueker , Vice President

When Philip is not flying or working as a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, he is engaged in many community causes apart from Puget Sound Flyers, volunteering with United Way of King County as part of the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, as a volunteer ride leader with Cascade Bicycle Club and as a volunteer Mission assistant pilot with Angel Flight West.
He holds a Private Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land Certificate and Instrument Rating.






Christopher C. Crickmer, Secretary

Christopher has been serving as the secretary of Puget Sound Flyers for many years now and is a passionate pilot himself.






Trevor Barnes, Treasurer

Trevor is a Private Pilot with Airplane Single Engine Land certification and is currently working on finishing his instrument rating.






Richard Wilson, Aircraft Maintenance Officer

As a certified aircraft mechanic, Richard is a trusted source for the Flight Club of Puget Sound Flyers to ensure our fleet is maintained well and safely.