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Home > Board of Directors > Bill Gunn

Bill Gunn

Advisor to the Board of Directors

Bill Gunn is the Director for Systems and Training for the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division.

A 21 year USAF veteran, Bill flew RF4C aircraft in the Vietnam war and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with eleven Oak Leaf clusters. Bill is an Airline Transport Pilot, Certificated Flight Instrument Instructor, Multi Engine Flight Instructor, and former FAA Safety Team counselor.

Bill has 7600 flying hours in gliders and airplanes from biplanes to corporate jets. Bill is a professional aviation lecturer and teaches flight instructor refresher clinics for the AOPA Air Safety Foundation throughout the USA. In 1993, Bill was named the FAA Southwest Region CFI of the year.


Bill flew as a professional air show pilot in the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. In March of 2001, Bill represented the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation in Australia at test flight instructor clinics. Bill helped start the Texas Aviation Association, an aviation advocacy group that supports general aviation in Texas.

Bill is a current aircraft owner and flies regularly for work and pleasure, including precision formation air show venues with the Falcon Flight demonstration team all across the USA.

Bill lives in Lakeway, near Austin, Texas, has two grown sons from a previous marriage, and is currently engaged to Jill R W Newcomb of Austin.

Bill holds a Master of Science degree from Troy University, Europe, and is a former guest lecturer at the USAF Air University.

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