Founder

Founder

The founder of OC Helicopters brings 25+ years of Military Service Experience starting in 1979 with Helicopter Operations Specialties; US Navy as a Helicopter Swimmer, Member of US Navy Mobile Diving & Salvage Unit, US Coast Guard Boat Operations, US Army as a Blackhawk Mechanic and, ending his Military carrier within Space Systems Operations of the US Air Force. A Rotorcraft/VTOL/Experimental (Electric) Test Pilot holding commercial helicopter pilot certificate, and license, in USA and Canada with over 8,500 commercial flights. Note the resemblance of US Air Force Space Operations Badge to OC Helicopters Badge/Wings.

Resume of Military Service Career

Ric Webb

 

Date and Place of Birth:   11 March 1962, Los Angeles, California

Present Assignment:   Inactive

Civilian Occupation:   Captain/Test-Pilot (Electric) Rotorcraft – OC Helicopters, Orange County, California

Enlisted Service:  Dec 1979 – Mar 2016

Total Years Active Federal Service:   7 years, 11 months, 5 days

Total Years of Military Services:   25 + years

 

Military Schools/OJT:

US Air Force – JSpOC – Joint Space Operations Fundamentals – 1C6 2011
US Air Force – Undergraduate Space Training – Space and Missile Operations – 1C6 2010
US Army – Blackhawk Helicopter Mechanic – 15T 2008
US Coast Guard – Search and Rescue – BM 1992
US Army – Small Arms Armourer – 76Y 1986
US Army – Supply – 76Y 1986
US Army – Heavy Wheel Mechanic – 63S 1985
US Navy – Mobil Diving Salvage – BM 1983
US Navy – Helicopter Safety Swimmer – BM 1981
US Navy – Boatswains’ Mate – BM 1979

 

Education:

Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft 135 Pilot – USA 2016
Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft R&D Test Pilot (Electric) – USA 2015
Commercial Class-A Driver’s License – USA 2012
Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft – Canada 2008
Long-line Fundamentals – Rotorcraft 2007
Robinson Helicopters R-44 Safety Course 2007
Commercial Pilot – Rotorcraft – USA 2007
Instrument Pilot – Rotorcraft – USA 2007
Pilot – Rotorcraft – USA 2006
University of Mary Hardin Baylor – Elective Courses – TX 1987
Central Texas Collage – General Education – TX 1986
Collage of Oceaneering – Commercial Diving – CA 1983
Saint Louis High School – Diploma – HI 1880
SCUBA – CA 1976

 

 Decorations, Service Medals, and Badges:

Space Systems Operations Badge  
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal  
Humanitarian Service Medal  
Sea Service Deployment with 1 Services Star  
Army Service Ribbon  

 

Chronological List of Appointments:

Staff Sergeant, US Air Force 2010
Boatswains’ Mate 3rd Class, US Coast Guard 1992
Sergeant, US Army 1987
Boatswains’ Mate 3rd Class, US Navy 1981
Boatswains’ Mate Apprentice, US Navy 1979

 

Chronological List of Duty Assignments:

US Air Force Reserves US Air Force – IRR, Buckley AFB, CO 2012 – 2016
US Air Force National Guard 216th OSS, Vandenberg, CA 2010 – 2012
US Army National Guard CO B 640th ASB, JFTB, Los Alamitos, CA 2008 – 2010
US Coast Guard US Coast Guard – IRR, Arlington, VA 1994 – 2002
US Coast Guard Reserves USS Point Divide, Newport Beach, CA 1992 – 1994
US Army Service Battery 3rd/3rd- Fort Hood, TX 1985 – 1987
US Army Basic Training – Fort Jackson, NC 1985
US Navy Reserves Mobil Diving and Salvage Unit 1 DET 319, Long Beach, CA 1983 – 1985
US Navy USS Robert E. Perry FF-1073 Honolulu, Hawaii 1980 – 1982
US Navy Basic Training – San Diego Naval Training Center, CA 1979

 

List of Civilian Accomplishments:

Pilot – VTOL-E (Electric)

Pilot – Helicopter – Commercial – Canada #503384

Pilot – Helicopter – Commercial / Instrument – USA FAA #3190937

Endorsed Helicopters – AS350, EC-120B, Bell-206B/L3, MD-520N, Bell-47, R44E, R44, R22

Inventor of U.S. Patents utilized in medical applications

Aviator Badge

OC Helicopters Badge

OC Helicopters VTOL-e Badge

U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge