General Aviation New staff reporter Meg Godlewski, a five-time double Master CFI, recently renewed her Master CFI and Master GI accreditations.
Meg is a flight and ground instructor with Safety In Motion Flight Center. Additionally, she teaches at Crest Airpark (S36) and serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Seattle FSDO area. She first earned this national professional accreditation in 2005, has held it continuously since then. She is one of only 23 worldwide to earn the credential five times.
To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 97,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 aviation educators worldwide have achieved one or more of the Master accreditations thus far. The last 18 National Flight Instructors of the Year or National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year were Masters, while Meg is one of only 53 Washington aviation educators to earn this prestigious “Master” title. Additionally, she is one of only 22 aviation educators worldwide to hold two accreditations concurrently.
The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA. Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review. The process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism. Designees are recognized as outstanding aviation educators for not only their excellence in teaching, but for their engagement in the continuous process of learning — both their own, and their students’. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate.
For more information: MasterInstructors.org
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