R.A.N.G.O - Residents' Air Noise Group of Oakville


Our Group.

Revised January 04 2016

We are fortunate to have a group of experienced business and aviation professionals to guide our work.

Our executive includes:

President - Richard Slatter, CEng, FRAeS, Captain (retired) 

Richard Slatter has been a pilot, an airline captain, fleet manager, training manager and instrument rating examiner. For over twenty years he was an operations officer with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. During that time, he was responsible for the development of air safety programs. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Laura Taber Barbour Safety Award for outstanding contributions in the identification of factors involved in controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and approach-and-landing accidents (ALAs) and in the development and implementation of methods to prevent them.

Vice President 

 Presently, this position is vacant

Technical Advisor - Captain David Inch

Captain David Inch is a graduate of the Aviation and Flight Technology program at Seneca College. He has been flying for 41 years and has been an airline pilot for 35 years, flying into more than 75 different airports worldwide. Captain Inch has held various supervisory and management positions at his airline and is currently flying the B-787 Dreamliner to a variety of overseas destinations. He is actively involved in the issue of Airplane Noise and has undertaken extensive work to develop suggested procedures to help mitigate its impact. 

Technical Advisor - Captain Richard Umpherson, retired

Captain Richard Umpherson (Retired) has been an Oakville resident for over 25 years. He retired in 2007 from flying at Air Canada after a 35-year career with the airline. During his last fifteen years he held several management positions and held the position of Manager Pilot Qualifications Airbus 330 and 340 on retirement.

Web Master - Ed Kurak

Prior to his move to Oakville in 2002, Ed resided in Etobicoke, where he was a Board Member for the Markland Home Association and the Etobicoke Residents and Ratepayer Association.  A major portion of their work focused on attempting to minimize the impact of Airport Operations.  In 2001, Ed played an active role in preparing material for the OMB Hearing on the GTAA's request to register an Airport Operating Area. 

Membership - Kate Long

Kate Long has undertaken the role of membership administrator.

We're always seeking people to play a role in our ongoing initiatives. If you are interested in the issues and have expertise in the subject of air noise or have experience with air traffic control please contact us and let's talk!