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Daniel Baker

Board of Directors

Daniel Baker is the founder of FlightAware, the global aerospace data company, and served as CEO from 2005 until its sale to Raytheon Technologies in 2021. He has been in the Internet services business for 30 years and the aviation industry for 20 years.

Currently, Daniel is a technology investor and philanthropist, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. He is an aviation safety expert and advocate who serves on the Aspen Airport’s Safety Task Force, and was the Chair of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s Safety and Accident Investigation Committee.

Daniel is a pilot instructor (including at the Aspen Airport) and holds FAA Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor certificates.

An avid cyclist and skier, he lives with his wife and teenage daughter in Montecito, California and Aspen.