Six CFIs accredited as Master Instructors

Six CFIs were recently accredited as Master Instructors by Master Instructors LLC.

To help put this achievement in perspective, there are approximately 96,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them have earned Master accreditation. As a measure of the prestige conferred by this title, the last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and industry that is earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing professional activity and peer review. Much like a flight instructor’s certificate, it must be renewed biennially. This process parallels continuing education regimens used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism.

Aviation educators who earned the “Master” title during May are: Michael Vivion, Crookston, Minn.; Michael Traud, Gold River, Calif.; Vicki Sherman, DeLand, Fla.; Julie Paasch, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jordan Ferrin, Tulsa, Okla.; and Michael Demulling, New Richmond, Wis.

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