BECKY RILEY-BAKEMAN

PRESIDENT

Becky is President of RAI Jets and the youngest of the Riley siblings. Through the years, she has served as the company V.P. in charge of all marketing and sales and helped transition the business from a flight school into a concierge, aircraft maintenance, and private charter flight service. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Mississippi. She lives in Sturgis, Michigan with her husband and two children.

DAVID RILEY

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

David, the Director of Operations at RAI Jets, started working in the aviation business as a teen and has been helping lead the operation since 1990. David has an education in aviation management from Western Michigan University, and is also certified as an ATP (airline transport pilot) with over 4,370 total flight hours. He lives in Three Rivers, Michigan and enjoys spending time with his son Bo.

BRIAN RILEY

CHIEF PILOT/CAPTAIN

Brian is the Chief Pilot/Captain at RAI Jets and an experienced career aviator. He began his career in the Army as a helicopter pilot, and served for ten years in the Michigan Army National Guard, where he was a Pilot in Command and instructor pilot. He holds more than 5,840 total flight hours, and is certified as an ATP (airline transport pilot), UH-60 Instructor Pilot, and a helicopter flight instructor.

CHRISTINA RILEY

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

As the daughter of the Chief Pilot at RAI Jets, Christina grew up at the airport, learning the family business and helping her dad give helicopter rides.  She worked as a “Weekend Warrior” answering phones, filing papers, and cleaning the office as a teenager. After graduating with her B.S. from Western Michigan University, she joined the company full time. Today she directs the sales and marketing efforts of RAI Jets by facilitating and planning trips for customers, ensuring the pilots and aircraft are set for trips and representing the company to prospective customers and attending networking events. She enjoys spending her free time on the boat in the summer and playing with Fury, her recently adopted, five-year-old Alaskan Malamute.

KAY SCOHY

ADMINISTRATION

Whether you call her the office manager or the CFO, Kay is the backbone of all things financial at RAI. Kay was a middle and high school teacher for 30 years even while she contributed to the family business handling tax payments and accounts payable and receivable. She is also still instrumental in purchasing and procurement, particularly within the maintenance department. Outside of RAI, Kay enjoys her grandchildren and ballroom dancing. Inside, she enjoys working with her three children, Brian, David and Becky, and is amazed at the amount of industry expertise they possess and continue to gain as they progress in a challenging industry.

TIM MOORE, DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY

Tim has dedicated his life to aviation safety and providing reliable ground support for every flying condition. He has been with RAI Jets since 2007 and holds an A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) license and I.A. (Inspection Authorization), which is the top level maintenance license available. His background includes extensive experience as Lead Mechanic at Duncan Aviation, primarily on Cessna and Hawker business jets, with other work on Gulfstream and Falcon airframes. He was the lead mechanic on the restoration and rebuild of the Kalamazoo AirZoo’s Ford Tri-Motor wing aircraft to flying status. The aircraft is now on display at the AirZoo and is the same 1926 model once flown by Charles Lindbergh. Away from the hangar, Tim enjoys spending time with his three children, especially boating, kayaking and camping on Lake Superior.