General Aviation News’ own Meg Godlewski recently renewed her Master CFI and Master GI accreditations.
Godlewski is a four-time double Master and SAFE member. She is a flight and ground instructor at Crest Airpark (S36) as well as Clover Park Technical College and Safety In Motion. She is active in Women in Aviation as well as The 99s and has been an integral part of the General Aviation News family for more than a decade.
She first earned the Master CFI professional accreditation in 2005, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 62 worldwide to earn the credential four times.
To help put these achievements in proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 16 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Meg is one of only 37 Washington State aviation educators who has earned this prestigious “Master” title. Additionally, she is one of only 27 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: 303-485-8136 or MasterInstructors.org