The National Association of Flight Instructors welcomed a new crop of Master Flight Instructors for December 2008.
New Master Instructors are Pamela Stafford of Olathe, Kans., Theodore Alexander “Ted” Matthews of Aurora, Colo., Jelica Matic of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Nicholas E. James of Portage, Mich. and Jameson R. Hilliard of Lincoln, Neb.
Renewing Masters are Joel David Weaner of Jacksonville, Fla., Brian L. Robbins of Columbus, NJ, James Joseph “Jim” Pitman of Phoenix, Ariz., Judy Ann Phelps from Santa Paula, Calif., Kevin P. Olson of Maple Grove, Minn. and Terry Wayne Brandt of Avondale, Ariz.
The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA 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. Simply put, the Master Instructor designation is a means by which to identify those outstanding aviation educators, those “Teachers of Flight,” who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.
For more information: www.NAFIMasters.org