ron galbraithEclipse 500 IP / phenom 100 ip
ron galbraith is an active pilot and flight instructor
Ron has been involved in aviation for most of his life. He has been a pilot since 1974 and has been an active flight instructor for over 40 years accumulating around 9000 hours flying everything from Cubs to Jets, with over 3000 hours in Lancair/Columbia aircraft. Ron is also an Eclipse jet owner.
He started his career at Cessna Aircraft Corp in Wichita, KS on the Citation production flight test program, then moved to Seattle, WA where he worked on the B767, then B757 certification flight test program. His next career move was to become an Air Traffic Controller, which he did for 24 years, working at Salt Lake City, and Denver ARTCC. After retiring from ATC, he moved to Washington DC where he worked at the FAA HQ ATC procedures division, and served as ATC representative on NexGen, ADS-B, and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) programs. He still does consulting for several other FAA contract programs.
He is currently chief pilot for RG Aviation, specializing in Lancair/Columbia/Corvalis, and Eclipse EA500 training. He owned/operated a COL4 for 10 years and currently owns, operates and maintains an Eclipse EA500. Ron has flown first flights in over 200 different experimental aircraft, and has built a Long EZ, Lancair ES, and Lancair IVP. He has given ATC seminars all across the country including SunNFun, and AirVenture in Oshkosh.
Ron holds the following licenses and ratings: ATP, Airplane Single and Multiengine, CFI (gold seal), airplane Single and Multiengine, Instrument Airplane, Ground Instructor – Advanced and Instrument, Mechanic – Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), Inspection Authorization (IA), Repairman Certificate –Experimental aircraft builder, CAART instructor, Lancair and Columbia factory authorized instructor, Aviation Electronics Technician – General class FCC license with radar endorsement, Air Traffic Controller, FAASTeam rep, EAA Flight Advisor and EAA Technical Counselor and Charter member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)
In addition, Ron was also one of the first 10 people worldwide to hold both a Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor Certification
Eclipse 500 IP / Phenom 100 IP