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Ravi TheRaviator  

Aviation Motivational Speaker & Expert on Reaching the Younger Generation

Aviation's Most Provocative Motivational Speaker & Expert on Reaching the Younger Generation.

Ravi is a pilot and motivational speaker who is bringing renewed passion to the aviation industry. Concerned that the perception of aviation is in decline, he inspires aviation professionals to reconnect with their dream through educational and motivational events. A professional speaker since the turn of the millennium, Ravi is regularly a featured and/or keynote speaker at AirVenture in Oshkosh (the world's largest air show), Sun 'n' Fun Air Show, AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) Summit, ATAC (Air Transport Association of Canada), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of North Dakota, Western Michigan University, Seneca College, University of Western Ontario, and others. He has written for AOPA's Flight Training magazine and also represents Cessna Aircraft Corporation and Sennheiser Aviation Headsets through lectures and product endorsements.

"An inspiring, energetic and passionate champion for General Aviation. He really understands the issues facing GA and provides a fresh perspective on the solutions." - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

"Ravi's youthful outlook and keen sense of marketing of aviation was an eye-opener for those in attendance, offering valuable nuggets of marketing strategy and inspiration.: - ATAC

In addition to his passion for aviation, Ravi is an accomplished musician who shot to worldwide fame as the guitarist for the 90's band Hanson, playing guitar in front of millions of screaming teenage fans in scenes reminiscent of "Beatlemania." Their triple Grammy nominated chart-topping song "MmmBop" catapulted the band into the music stratosphere, taking Ravi to stages at the White House, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Rosie O'Donnell, and Madison Square Garden, as well as the Louisiana Superdome as a solo artist. His book Dancin' with Hanson, written on tour as guitarist of that year's top-selling band in the world, was published by Simon & Schuster. Please see Artist Bio for more information.

"Guitar whiz!" - Musician Magazine

The Raviator's childhood fascination with aviation was likely sparked by his father's colorful stories about flying twice the speed of sound as a passenger on the Concorde while traveling on international business. Moreover, his father partnered with Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan to form an airline, and having "the man on the moon" hanging around the house was surely a source of inspiration.

Born in Washington DC and raised in a "Wall Street" family near New York City, Ravi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi familyIndia's political family dynasty who governed the world's largest democracy for over 40 years and continues to exert strong influence today. Combining his artistic talents, communication skills, business acumen, and family heritage, Ravi actively works with non-profit organizations to eradicate poverty by reshaping the model of education for underprivileged youth around the world.

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