Six CFIs were recently accredited as Masters by Master Instructors and its board of review.
To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 have earned Master accreditation. The last 16 National Flight Instructors 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.
The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and industry 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.
Aviation educators who earned the “Master” title during August are: Bernard “Barney” King, Salina, Kan.; David Goll, Midland, Texas; Thomas Gilmore, Master Instructor Emeritus, Stuart, Fla.; Theodore Corsones, Rutland, Vt. and Naples, Fla.; Larry Bothe, Seymour, Ind.; and Michelle Bassanesi, Rome, Italy.
For more information: 303-485-8136, MasterInstructors.org