BPT’s Ron Timmermans Inducted Into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Ron Timmermans was inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon extraordinary aviators who model the highest standards of professionalism and dedication in the flight training industry. The induction ceremony was held at the 14th American Bonanza Society [ABS] Annual Membership Dinner held during EAA AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh.

Administered by the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), inductees into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame represent individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation education and flight instruction while reflecting credit upon themselves and their profession. The honor highlights the important role flight instructors play as a foundation for the safety of the entire national air transportation system.

Ron fulfilled a 40-year professional career as an architect and project manager before devoting himself to aviation on a full-time basis. He has been an independent flight instructor since 1998. Currently, he owns and manages AileRon T, LLC, and he flies a Beechcraft Bonanza.

Ron holds ATP, CFI-IA, AGI-Instrument, and Remote Pilot certificates. He is a NAFI Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor, a Gold Seal Instructor, and an American Bonanza Society Master Aviator. Ron is particularly well-known in the Beech community due to his active involvement in BPT, as well as other organizations.

Ron has served as a FAASTeam Lead Representative for the Orlando FSDO and the North Texas FSDO. He has presented at more than 30 WINGS safety seminars and at aviation events throughout Florida and during EAA AirVenture. He has also been a frequent presenter at AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars, Safety Seminars, and Flight Instructor Refresher Courses. He is a founding director of the WINGS Industry Network and has volunteered on the FAA’s WINGS Usability Working Group in 2020-2021.

Ron’s outreach activities include hosting NAFI MentorLIVE broadcasts for flight instructors and hosting broadcasts for Florida Aviation Network live-streaming events to international audiences. He is a regular presenter at ABS national conventions, EAA AirVenture, Sun ‘n Fun, and other aviation events. Ron is a contributing member of AOPA, EAA, NAFI, SAFE, ABS, BPT, BPPP, and Quiet Birdmen. In 2021 he was named the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year.