Robert Burke is a native of Eastern Pennsylvania and the son of a 1930s aviator. He flew his first solo flight at age 16 at Zahn's Airport on Long Island, NY. His career in corporate aviation spanned its "golden age" of Beech 18s through to the modern era of Falcon jets. Bob has worked for CBS, National Distillers, and finally retired as the Director of Aviation for Champion Paper Company. In subsequent years he has enjoyed flying his restored Aeronca Champ and A-1 Husky from his local airport in Missouri. In 2016 he received the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.