Saturday, July 10, 2010


“The Raviator” delivers

Multiple Musical Performances plus
Popular Lectures at AirVenture Oshkosh 2010
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Professional musician and aviation activist Ravi will have a busy week at AirVenture 2010. He will be a featured performer on Monday at 11am and Thursday and Friday at 12pm in the Sennheiser Aviation Headsets tent--in conjunction with the Flying Musicians Association--and will give two lectures over the weekend.

On Saturday at 1pm, EAA Learn To Fly Discovery Center will present Ravi's "Why Everyone Should Learn to Fly," which he first gave last year at AOPA Summit. Ravi once wrote in an article for AOPA Flight Training Magazine, "Imagine if learning to fly were a requirement to graduate high school. American education probably wouldn't be falling behind on the world's stage.” He tackles the issue not only from a practical point of view, but from a personal, cultural and social perspective inspiring everyone to reach his/her life potential by participating in one of humanity's greatest achievements--aviation.

Later that day at 4pm, EAA Forums will present Ravi's "Grow Student Enrollment and Keep Them Longer." "If you are a flight school manager or instructor, you won't want to miss it!" says AOPA's Flight Training Magazine about this presentation. Having spent many years helping the music industry grow the guitar market, Ravi now uses that expertise to teach flight schools to better connect with the emotional and practical needs of those in their communities, empowering them to not just revive or survive, but thrive.

Ravi’s appearances are supporting aviation and the Flying Musicians Association, of which he is a founding member; and he is thankful to his sponsors: Sennheiser Aviation Headsets, Gleim, BrightLine Bags, and Maui Jim, for making these Oshkosh appearances possible.

Oshkosh 2010 SCHEDULE:

Monday, 11am - Music Performance, Sennheiser Headsets Tent (with the Flying Musicians Association)

Thursday, 12pm - Music Performance, Sennheiser Headsets Tent (with the Flying Musicians Association)

Friday, 12pm - Music Performance, Sennheiser Headsets Tent (with the Flying Musicians Association)

Saturday 1pm - Lecture Presentation "Why Everyone Should Learn to Fly," EAA Learn To Fly Discovery Center

Saturday 4pm - Lecture Presentation "Grow Student Enrollment and Keep Them Longer," Forums Gama Pavilion 2

About Ravi:

Ravi "The Raviator" is a pilot and motivational speaker who is bringing renewed passion to the aviation industry. In addition to his own passion for aviation, Ravi is an accomplished musician who shot to worldwide fame at a young age as the guitarist for the '90's band Hanson, playing guitar in front of millions of screaming teenage fans in scenes reminiscent of "Beatlemania." Hanson's 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 autobiographical book written on tour as guitarist of the top-selling band in the world was published by Simon & Schuster. His voice has been likened to a young Steve Winwood or Peter Frampton.

Major music and aviation universities including Berklee College of Music and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as industry conferences and conventions including the National Association of Music Merchandisers (NAMM) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), regularly host his lectures and numerous magazines including Electronic Musician and Flight Training have published his columns.

Ravi, born in Washington, DC and raised near New York City, is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, India's political family dynasty who governed the world's largest democracy for over 40 years and continues to exert strong influence today.

Ravi's aviation activism is supported in part by Sennheiser Aviation Headsets, BrightLine Bags, Maui Jim Sunglasses, and Gleim Publications. He is also a founding member of the Flying Musicians Association (

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