LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (August 22, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Ron Ladnier has been promoted to Director, Military Business Development for FlightSafety’s Simulation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“Ron’s extensive leadership and operational experience in the United States Military enables him to develop first-class training and simulation solutions for government and military agencies around the world,” said Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation. “Ron’s contributions in this new role will enable FlightSafety to further expand its presence in this important segment of our business.”
Ron joined FlightSafety following his service in the United States Air Force as a pilot, logistician and commander, obtaining the rank of Major General. Ron commanded the first squadron to operate the C-17, a C-141 operations group, and a KC-135 air refueling wing.
He led the Air Force’s operations center that directed worldwide flight operations of its fleet of cargo and tanker aircraft including the air evacuation of wounded soldiers from Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa. He oversaw supply chain management, transportation policy, vehicle management and logistics planning for the U.S. Air Force and planned and programmed funding for Air Force-wide logistics.
Ron’s most recent deployment experience included directing the operations center that synchronized trans-Atlantic shipments to the Middle East with regional transportation. His Air Force career culminated with leading the 17th Air Force which oversaw activities in Africa.
He has over 4,700 hours as a pilot and instructor flying C-141A/B, C-17A, KC-135R (Boeing 707) and C-21 (Learjet 35) aircraft. Ron’s extensive experience in training services includes program management of the acquisition of the Boeing C-17 aircrew training system.
Ron holds a degree in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University, and a Master’s degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
FlightSafety is a world leading supplier of aviation training devices, visual systems and displays. The company has designed, manufactured and delivered more than 1,000 visual systems and close to 800 simulators and other advanced training devices. They are used in the training FlightSafety provides at its Learning Centers and by many leading airlines and government and military agencies.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of full flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.