Three of the most powerful resources the You Can Fly program provides the general aviation community comes in form of our Ambassadors. You might think of them as on-call consultants who are available to you at no charge. These three highly experienced industry pros bring an enormous amount of insight to whatever challenges you may face. From flying clubs, to flight schools, to high school programs, the presentation of safety seminars, and even providing insight into the process of buying your first airplane, the Ambassadors are available to help you overcome the challenges you might face as you strive to reach your aeronautical goals.
All three Ambassadors are long-time CFIs who have made a career out of working in general aviation. Beyond that similarity, each has their own unique set of skills and experiences to share.
Pat Brown is based in Houston, Texas and serves general aviation enthusiasts in the Central U.S. An active designated pilot examiner and an airplane owner, Pat can be reached at: [email protected]
Kay Sundaram’s home base is in San Diego, California. She supports AOPA members and non-members alike in the Western U.S. Her background as an aeronautical engineer gives Kay tremendous insight into the fine details of aviation. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Jamie Beckett has set up camp in Central Florida, where he actively works with high school flying clubs. An A&P mechanic and a contributor to numerous aviation related publications, Jamie can be reached at: [email protected]
Ambassadors are available to interact with in-person at major fly-ins, local events, and if the situation warrants it, they may be able to come to meet you and your organization at your home field. You can also interact with all three Ambassadors in real-time online during a twice-monthly livestream called, Ask an Ambassador. The program airs live on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM Eastern time. Or catch the replays on the AOPA Live YouTube channel, or the AOPA Facebook page, at your convenience.