Ron Bower took his final flight early on October 12, 2020. He is survived and celebrated by Peggy, his wife of 57 years; his children and their spouses, Shannon, Julie, Sharron and Byron; his grandchildren, Colt and wife Rebekah, Shiloh, Daisy, Gus and Sparky (Little Ron); and his great-grandchild, Barrett.
Outdoor, socially distant services will be held on Ron’s birthday, Monday, December 28, 2020 — details to come.
Ron Bower was an international pilot, businessman, family man, and life-long Texan. Ron set two speed records circumnavigating the earth in helicopters, and worked with helicopter buyers and sellers around the world. He piloted aircraft in 37 countries and visited more than 50, always returning with gratitude to the Lone Star State.
This site was compiled to honor Ron’s colorful career, but also to inspire young pilots, business people, and adventurers of all kinds. It chronicles some of Ron’s global experiences and hard-earned wisdom.
Honor Flight Austin invited Ron to join a group of veterans traveling to war memorials in Washington, D.C. on the 4th of July, 2017.
This page is next –> 55 years flying
1994 around the world eastbound & solo
1996 around the world westbound
’59-’68: school, love, war
’82-on: aviation sales
life lessons from flying