NOVEMBER 2016

by jennyfurst on December 7, 2016

Master Instructors LLC (MI LLC) and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority (US Copyright Office registration number TX0006987479).

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 FAA-certificated CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 of them have earned Master accreditation thus far.  As a measure of the significance and prestige associated with this title, twenty-one (22) of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters  (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/)   In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

Professional aviation educators who earned or renewed their “Master” title during November 2016 are:

Kenneth Francis "Ken" WITTEKIEND Jr, Master CFI

Kenneth Francis “Ken” WITTEKIEND Jr, Master CFI

Kenneth Francis “Ken” WITTEKIEND Jr, Master CFI   (Renew: 31Oct16)
Burnet  TX
Ken’s e-mail address:  Ken@ProMarkAviation.net

Kenneth F Wittekiend, a 6-time Master and SAFE board of directors member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Ken instructs with the Bonanza Pilot Proficiency Program in addition to owening and operating ProMark Aviation Services at Burnet Municipal Airport (BMQ).

He also serves as a pilot examiner (DPE) as well as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s San Antonio FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI  Ken Wittekiend of Burnet, TX)


Todd Michael UNDERWOOD, Master CFI

Todd Michael UNDERWOOD, Master CFI

Todd Michael UNDERWOOD, Master CFI        (Renew:  1Nov16)
Prescott  AZ
Todd’s e-mail address:   ToddMUnderwood@me.com

Todd Underwood, a 4-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Todd instructs with Wright Aviation at Deer Valley Airport (DVT) and other venues where he specializes in initial and recurrent turbo-prop and turbo-jet training.

He also serves as a volunteer Angel Flight pilot and is a designated pilot examiner (DPE) as well as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Scottsdale FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Todd Underwood of Prescott, AZ) 


Brian Lee ROBBINS, Master CFI

Brian Lee ROBBINS, Master CFI

Brian Lee ROBBINS, Master CFI   (Renew: 1Nov16)
Columbus  NJ
Brian’s e-mail address:   Aeromentor@comcast.net

Brian L Robbins, a 6-time Master and charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Brian is an instructor at Trenton Robbinsville Airport (N87) as well as Medford’s Flying W Airport and Resort (N14) where he specializes in instrument, cross country, and avionics training primarily in Diamond aircraft.

He also serves as a FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Philadelphia FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Brian Robbins of Columbus, NJ)

 


William George "Bill" GREGORY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

William George “Bill” GREGORY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

William George “Bill” GREGORY, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Renew:  30Sep16)  
Gilbert  AZ
Bill’s e-mail address:   Bill.Gregory@APSTraining.com
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William G Gregory, a 2-time Master as well as a member of IAC and SAFE, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Bill is an instructor pilot with APS Emergency Maneuver Training, a Part 141 flight school at Mesa’s Williams Gateway Airport (IWA).

A retired US Air Force instructor pilot and former NASA astronaut, he specializes in upset recovery, spin, and aerobatic training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Bill Gregory of Gilbert, AZ) 


Kenneth Steven "Ken" FUKAYAMA, Master CFI

Kenneth Steven “Ken” FUKAYAMA, Master CFI

Kenneth Steven “Ken” FUKAYAMA, Master CFI   (Renew: 26Nov16)
Centennial  CO
Ken’s e-mail addresses:    KFukayama@FlyWithIA.com
, Ken.Fukayama@gmail.com

Ken Fukayama, a 3-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A former instructor with Prescott’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Ken is now an assistant chief flight instructor, Cirrus Training Center instructor, and Citation II pilot with Independence Aviation at Denver’s Centennial Airpoprt (APA).

He also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Denver FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI Ken Fukayama of Centennial, CO)  


The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and revered by industry.  It 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. Simply put, the Master Instructor designation is a means by which to identify those outstanding aviation educators, those “Teachers of Flight,” who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.

Through their dedication to excellence, Masters have earned their “black belts” in aviation education. They truly represent the crème de la crème of the aviation industry!  High and low resolution photos are available upon request.

Please feel free to disseminate this information widely.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor Continuing Education Programä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or MasterInstrs@aol.com    For more information about the Master Instructor Continuing Education Programä ( https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ ) and to locate other Masters, please visit www.MasterInstructors.org   To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit http://SafePilots.org/

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