CFIs earn Master Instructor designations

Five CFIs earned Master Instructor accreditation in December from Master Instructors LLC.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 97,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 have earned Master accreditation, according to officials. The last 18 National Flight Instructors of the Year or National FAASTeam Representatives 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.

Aviation educators who earned the “Master” title during December 2013 are: Richard Barclay, Elbert, Colo.; Bob Gawler, Bethesda, Md.; Beverly Jean Runner, Lakeside, Calif.; Burt Stevens, Woodbury, Conn.; and Frank Wagener, Gilbert, Ariz.

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