Four CFIs were recently accredited Master Instructors.
Fewer than 700 CFIs have earned Master accreditation. As a measure of the prestige conferred by this title, 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 October are: Raymond Brown, Avon Lake Ohio; Kele Huia Fergerstrom, Honolulu; Lara Zook Gaerte, Fort Wayne Ind.; and William Gross, Salina Kan.
For more information: 303-485-8136, MasterInstructors.org