Even today, as he serves as electric motor systems technologist at SMS Equipment in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Rene Robertson's passion for aviation remains strong. Now, he owns a Quickie 2 aircraft, which enables him to ascend high above the demands of work to find solace in the skies. Although flight symbolizes ultimate freedom, it is much more than just an individualistic pursuit in Robertson's estimation. In fact, he usually shares the pleasures of flight with his wife. In addition, together they are involved with the Young Eagles, a program whose purpose is to introduce young people to aviation. As a private pilot, he tries to pick fair days and weather conditions.