New Orleans, LA
In 2009 after graduating from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas, Rodney joined the United States Marine Corps. There he honorably served for five years as a Sikorsky CH-53 Echo Helicopter flightline mechanic. This inspired Rodney to want to learn to fly helicopters.
Rodney won the 2013 AOPA student pilot scholarship! Rodney worked on earning his private pilot license (airplanes-single engine-land) in 2014 while stationed at Marine Corps. Air Station New River located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
After an honorable military discharge, Rodney immediately started flight training in helicopters.