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Jamie Beckett AOPA AmbassadorJamie Beckett
AOPA Ambassador | Florida

Jamie’s preferred mode of transportation is a bright yellow and black Reimagined Cessna 152, which he often refers to as his company car.

Jamie holds commercial land and sea ratings for airplanes, as well as instrument and multi-engine instructor ratings.

An A&P mechanic with a penchant for the classics and a frequent contributor to a wide variety of aviation publications, Jamie’s passion for general aviation is truly infectious.

Pat Brown AOPA AmbassadorPat Brown
AOPA Ambassador | Texas “Triangle”

You can find Pat flying around the state in “Woodstock”, one of AOPA’s bright yellow “Reimagined” 152s.

Pat was bitten by the flying bug early, and began taking lessons at age 16, earning his Private Pilot license shortly after his 17th birthday. Today, 9000+ hours later, he is a Designated Pilot Examiner and a Gold Seal Flight Instructor for gliders, single engine land/sea, and multi-engine aircraft, with nearly 6000 hours of instruction given. Pat is also Matrix/Malibu check airman, Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot, and former flight school owner.

Pat is the co-developer of AOPA’s Rusty Pilot seminar, travels the country speaking to pilot groups as a Safety Seminar Presenter for the Air Safety Institute, and has conducted Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics nationwide.

Chris Moser

Chris Moser is the Senior Director, Flight Training Education, at AOPA. As part of the Pilot Community Development team he manages and supports AOPA’s programs, events, and initiatives related to growing and strengthening the pilot population. Chris oversees the Rusty Pilots program, the Flight Training Poll & Excellence Awards, and is currently developing programs to support and enhance flight school operations.

Chris is a professional educator. He has 17 years experience as a classroom teacher, worked as a full time flight instructor and freight pilot in Arizona, and was an AOPA Aviation Technical Specialist. Chris is a commercial pilot, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, is a Maryland State certified teacher, and a has a degree in History/Secondary Education from Towson University in MD.

Kay Sundaram AOPA AmbassadorKay Sundaram
AOPA Ambassador | Southern California

Kay's passion for flight began at age 12 when she received her first flying lesson. She soloed on her 16th birthday and earned a Private Pilot certificate and instrument rating at age 17. Her passion led her to a fulfilling Aerospace Engineering career during the last 20 years.

Kay is also an independent flight instructor based at Palomar Airport. She's an FAA Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI), FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor (AGI, IGI), and holds degrees in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University (B.S.) and Stanford.