Ron McGee

Ron was born September 6, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from High School in Belton Missouri in 1966 and afterward went to the University of Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1971. He participated in the ROTC program while at KU and entered the Air Force after graduation, continuing the legacy of his father Charles McGee, an original Tuskegee Airman. Ron went to Laredo AFB, Texas for military pilot training and graduated 5th out of 63 in his class. He went to George AFB, CA for F-4 phantom training with the 21st Squadron. Afterwards he was assigned to Ubon, Thailand and flew with the 497th Night Owl squadron from August 1973 until his return after the Viet Nam war. He was stationed at Bergstrom AFB, TX until he separated in 1978. Post military he joined the commercial side of aviation, initially flying for Braniff Airlines. Missing the military fighter flying he joined the Air Force Reserves flying the A-10 Thunderbolts at Richards Gebaur AFB, MO. He continued his civilian career with Continental and United Airlines. He flew as Captain on the B-727, DC-10, B-777 and B-787 Dreamliner. He was an instructor pilot and Check Airman on the DC-10, B-777 and B-787 for 17 years. He retired from United with over 31,000 total flight hours. He now works for Boeing Aircraft Company, training pilots in the Boenig 777 and 787 Dreamliner simulators, worldwide. Ron now resides in Las Vegas. He has 6 children and 2 grandchildren. One daughter served in the Navy and two others have interest in aviation as well as his grandson, continuing the legacy. Combining his love of flying and photography he started his own photographic business, RAMVisions, using professional drones and is always looking forward to the next “adventure”.

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