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Name: Ryan Swakon
Position: Director of Business Development
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Phone: (503) 648-2831

About Ryan Swakon

Ryan joined the Hillsboro Aviation team as Director of Business Development in 2017 overseeing business development for the contract and charter and aircraft sales and management divisions. His previous experience includes Director of Operations at Life Flight Network, Lead Pilot at Air Methods Corporation, and Training and Standardization Officer in the Air Rescue Division at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Ryan’s 17 years of industry experience include flying Part 135 operations for rotor and fixed aircraft. He holds Airline Transport Pilot helicopter, Airline Transport Pilot multi-engine fixed wing, Airline Transport Pilot single engine, and Certified Flight Instructor helicopter certifications; a US Coast Guard Master Captains License 200 Ton; a Fire Fighting Certification; and a National Registry EMT Certificate.

Ryan is married with two daughters and enjoys training for triathlons and spending time with his family in his free time.