Master Instructors LLC, creators of the Master Instructor Accreditation Program and the FAA-approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program, has launched a new Master designation.
The Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation was developed to recognize those individuals who are working as aviation educators in industry, government, or the private sector but who do not hold FAA instructor certifications such as a CFI, BGI, AGI, or IGI. For example, there are many who hold teaching credentials issued by state or federal agencies, the military, or industry and who teach aviation related subjects to high school, technical school, and college students, CAP cadets, simulator clients, mechanics, IAs, avionics technicians, and others, but who do not possess any FAA-issued instructor credentials.
The first person to earn the new accreditation is James Martone (pictured), a senior consultant with Williams Aviation Consultants in Gilbert, Ariz. A retired Air Force officer, he is a ground and simulator instructor with Flight Safety Services handling KC-10 training and is the managing director of Trinity V1, an aviation and management consulting firm. He is also a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Scottsdale FSDO area.
Like the original Master Instructor accreditations dating back to the mid-1990s, the MAE is an international accreditation that candidates earn by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.
Candidates must pass a rigorous review and evaluation process conducted by a peer review board. The review process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism.
To promote continuous involvement in the aviation community, designees must remain active aviation educators and must renew their accreditations every 24 months.
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