A renowned daredevil aviator and barnstormer through the early 1930s, Ron inevitably generated numerous stories and articles on the subject. Indeed, some of his first published works may be found within the pages of the air enthusiasts journal, The Sportsman Pilot, while among his undergraduate fiction is aforementioned Grounded.
Pursuing grist for the same mill, he writes of touring a Seattle, Washington Boeing Aircraft plant, until I had bunions the size of onions. In either case, the results were memorable in the 1936 thrillers, Test Pilot for Argosy and Sky Birds Dare for Five Novels Monthly. Then again, research at the Boeing plant also yielded Bomber as a sobering glimpse of what lay just five years away.