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Introducing the 2021 General Aviation Awards National Honorees and Their Safety Tips
Meet the 2021 General Aviation Awards National Honorees and Learn Their Top Aviation Safety Tips!
Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, starting at 20:00 Central Daylight Time (18:00 PDT, 19:00 MDT, 21:00 EDT, 15:00 HST, 17:00 AKDT, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)
Ronald Timmermans, Adam Magee, Michael Dunley, Paul New
Brief Description:

During this LIVE presentation you will meet each of the 2021 National Honorees, hear about their contributions to our industry, and learn about their top safety recommendations.

The mission of the General Aviation Awards (GAA) program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety.

The program is a cooperative effort between general aviation industry sponsors and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). To learn more about GAA via this website http://www.generalaviationawards.com

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REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED to view this broadcast as there is no limit to the number who may attend this live course.
UNABLE TO ATTEND THE LIVE BROADCAST? You may access the ARCHIVED program at any time after the LIVE Broadcast via the link above on virtually any web-connected device.
WINGS / AMT Credit is available by taking a quiz on the FAA Safety website.  Follow the "Earn WINGS / AMT Credit" link on the page noted above


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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 314-787-7454
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RONALD J. TIMMERMANS - National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year

Ron Timmermans is the 2021 General Aviation Awards National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year. Ron received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Iowa State University in 1972, and had 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. Ron has logged more than 4,000 hours of dual instruction given, nearly 1,300 of those hours in the past five years.

Ron holds an ATP-AMEL, Commercial-ASEL, CFI-IA, MEI-IA, AGI-Instrument, and Remote Pilot. He is a NAFI Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor, a Gold Seal Instructor, and an American Bonanza Society (ABS) Master Aviator. While Ron has instructed in everything from primary trainers to high-performance turbines, he is particularly well-known in the Beech community due to his active involvement in the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) and Bonanza/Baron Pilot Training (BPT) program.

Ron developed the BPT training curricula that qualified for WINGS credit by the FAASTeam. He instructed in BPT events throughout the United States from Oregon and California to New Hampshire and Florida and numerous other venues in between. Ron is a prolific author who has given multiple presentations throughout the aviation community, and served on the ABS Board of Directors. He currently owns and manages AileRon T, LLC, and flies a Beechcraft Bonanza co-owned with his wife Barbara – who originally inspired him to become a Flight Instructor.

Ron is a big supporter of the FAASTeam WINGS program. He served on the WINGS Industry Advisory Committee (WIAC) and helped found the WINGS Industry Network in 2020. He also serves on the FAA’s WINGS Usability Working Group that began in 2020. Ron is also a contributing member of AOPA, EAA, NAFI, SAFE, ABS, BPT, BPPP and Quiet Birdmen.

ADAM TIMOTHY MAGEE - National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year

Adam Magee is the 2021 General Aviation Awards National FAASTeam Representative of the Year. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Missouri, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He currently serves as a Financial Reporting Officer for a $3 billion bank. 

After hours, Adam turns to his true love, everything safety while piloting a Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) aircraft. He began his passion for LTA from a very young age by his mother who was a seasoned LTA instructor. As an adult, Adam took the complex issue of hot air ballooning safety and, working with his local FAASTeam, crafted a solution. In 2015, he co-founded The Balloon Training Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training LTA students and providing continuing education to LTA pilots.  Adam earned the 2019 District and Regional CFI-of-the-year awards, the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) Directors Award, and the Bill Murtoroff Spirit of Ballooning Award for youth aviation education.

He continued to receive multiple awards for his work in ballooning, made multiple presentations and authored countless articles all on behalf of LTA safety. Currently Adam is a Commercial LTA Pilot rated to hot air balloons, which confers CFI privileges as well. He has been appointed as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for Private and Commercial LTA. He is also an appointed FAASTeam Representative, WINGSPro and DRONEPro working with the Des Moines FSDO FAASTeam Program Manager.

A staunch supporter of the FAASTeam and its WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program, he earned multiple phases in the program. Together with all the effort he puts into his job, ballooning and the FAASTeam, Adam also serves on the NAFI Board of Director as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. 

MICHAEL COLIN DUNKLEY - National Aviation Technician of the Year

Mike Dunkley is the 2021 General Aviation Awards National AMT of the Year. He grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and started in aviation at the suggestion of a friend of his father having no aviation back ground previously. By the time he was 16, he commenced a five-year apprenticeship with Air Rhodesia (Now Air Zimbabwe). Mike served with the airline for a total of 12 years. Mike left Zimbabwe and joined Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) serving in several African countries through Christian Mission and service.

After 12 years with MAF joined the faculty of Moody Aviation in 1997 as a maintenance training instructor. In 2005 he moved to Ohio and serves with MMS Aviation as a supervisor and instructor working with apprentices, restoring, modifying, repairing aircraft used in many areas of the world in Christian mission.

After four decades of learning, performing and supervising aviation maintenance, Mike now spends his workdays passing his knowledge and experience to a multitude of young apprentices training them to serve as missionary aircraft mechanics. Perhaps Mike’s boss at MMS Aviation, CEO Phil Maddux, says it best: “In his role as instructor and mentor, Mike has multiplied his effectiveness many times over, creating a legacy of craftsmanship and excellence.”



Paul holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate with FAA Inspection Authorization. In 2007 he was selected as the FAA National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. He was an original account manager for Savvy Aviation Maintenance Management and still manages a number of clients. 

Paul serves as a technical representative and ground instructor for the Cessna Pilots Association, and is a nationally known maintenance expert specializing in structural repair. Paul is factory trained on the Columbia/Cessna 300/350/400 and G-1000 systems and serves as a ground instructor for the Cessna Advanced Aircraft Club. Paul is also factory trained on the Cirrus SR series aircraft and presents for the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program. Paul's shop, Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc is a Cessna and Cirrus authorized repair facility.


The mission of the General Aviation Awards program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. Learn more here - http://www.generalaviationawards.com


Credit Applicability:
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
1 Hour Total for AMT
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Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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