01 Oct A Quote from Mark Baker, AOPA President & CEO
Posted at 15:22h in Our Impact
The legacy of James C. Ray serves as an inspiration for all of us, and without his generosity and foresight, AOPA’s You Can Fly program would not be as successful as it is. James’ founding support was crucial to AOPA’s ability to launch You Can Fly and to accomplish our shared goals of building aviation STEM curriculum for high schools, establishing a nationwide network of flying clubs, and improving the flight training experience for new pilots. James engaged with AOPA to build a sustainable program based on sound management and accountability. As a result, You Can Fly has produced measurable results worthy of the Ray Foundation's continued investment. James promoted by example the values of self-discipline, hard work and responsibility for one’s own actions and his life’s work lives on through the You Can Fly program.