Ray made his first jump in 1960 and has made over 12,000 since. He is perhaps best known for his pioneer work as a skydiving cinematographer/videographer. His filming credits include scenes from “Point Break”, “Terminal Velocity”, “Operation Dumbo Drop” and “Honeymoon in Las Vegas”, along with many television shows and commercials. As a freefall videographer for two freestyle teams, he medaled in 1991 through 1998 at the US National Championships, as well as filming for the U.S. Freefall Exhibition Team at the World meet in Bled, Yugoslavia. Generous with his help for others, Ray served as a mentor and standard for generations of skydivers and videographers to follow.