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About Ron Frederiksen
Ron learned to fly through the ROTC program in his senior year of college. He graduated from USAF pilot training in the mid070s and became an instructor pilot at Webb AFB, teaching foreign students until the base closed. Then it was off to Fairchild AFB in the ACE program, where we flew the T-38 and then the T-37 with B-52 and KC-135 co-pilots. He left the military and ended up purchasing a business where he has worked for the last 40+ years. After leaving the Air Force, he didn’t fly for 18 years. His father contracted cancer, and lived only six months; during their long conversations, he made Ron promise to begin flying again. After he passed, Ron bought a 1964 Cessna 182 and flew that for 20 years, then purchased an RV7A—which he is very much enjoying. Ron loves flying aerobatics and formation as well as taking cross country trips in the 7A.
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