JANUARY 2017

by jennyfurst on February 6, 2017

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 January 2017 are:

Joel David WEANER, Master CFI

Joel David WEANER, Master CFI

Joel David WEANER, Master CFI    (Renew: 31Dec16)  
Jacksonville  FL
E-mail:  Joel@BeachBanners.com

Joel D Weaner, an 8-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Joel owns and operates Beach Banners based at Jacksonville’s Craig Municipal Airport (CRG) where he also provides aerial advertising services, aircraft rental, and tailwheel flight training.

He also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Orlando / North Florida FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Joel Weaner of Jacksonville, FL)  


Linda Fritsche CASTNER, Master Aviation Educator (MAE)

Linda Fritsche CASTNER, Master Aviation Educator (MAE)

Linda Fritsche CASTNER, Master Aviation Educator (MAE)    (Renewal: 1Jan17)
Pittstown  NJ
Linda’s e-mail address:   UpUpAway@embarqmail.com

Linda F Castner, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed her Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Linda is an FAA certificated advanced ground instructor and teaches ground schools that focus on the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) aspects of aviation using her airport as a living lab.

Also a certificated private pilot, she co-owns, operates, and manages New Jersey’s Alexandria Field Airport (N85).

(Photo:  MAE Linda Castner of Pittstown, NJ)

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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