Five CFIs recently earned or renewed their Master Instructor accreditations.
To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them 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 September are: Randy Lee Bailey, Fort Collins, Colo.; Michelle Tatia Bassanesi, Rome, Italy; Kele Huia Fergerstrom, Honolulu; Travis Paul Holland, Bellingham, Wash.; and Russell Frederick Still, Cumming, Ga.
For more information: 303-485-8136, MasterInstructors.org