Ron has been in the helicopter industry for over 40 years. Starting off at Alpine Helicopters and eventually moving to a 27 year career with Okanagan Helicopters as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Chief Engineer, and International Logistics Manager before moving on to start his own Company RTD Helicopters.

Ron operated RTD Helicopters providing maintenance services for 15 years. With type certificates on B206, B407, B204, B205, B212, B412, S76 and S61 Ron has extensive experience to also be able to provide training. Ron has taught B212, S61 type courses through out the years as well as B205 to B212 comparison courses.