JUNE 2017

by jennyfurst on July 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 Master Instructors LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority as well as the home of the industry acclaimed and  FAA-approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP)ä.  (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-three (23) 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 June 2017 are:

Paul Weston "BJ" RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Paul Weston “BJ” RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Paul Weston “BJ” RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic   (Renew: 20Jun17)  
Queen Creek  AZ
Paul’s e-mail address:   Paul.Ransbury@APSTraining.com

Paul “BJ” Ransbury, a 6-time Master as well as SAFE and IAC member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation  through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

BJ is the president & CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC, a Part 61 & 141 flight school at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) in addition to several other national and international venues.

He is a published author, speaker and internationally recognized expert in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as well as fighter aviation, stall / spin awareness, aerobatics, and loss of control intervention training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A BJ Ransbury of Queens Creek, AZ)    

James Matthew "Matt" JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter    (Renew:  31May17)
Hamilton  OH
Matt’s e-mail address:   Matt@MattJohnsonHeliCFI.com 

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

A full time air medical helicopter pilot, Matt also operates MattJohnsonHeliCFI where he provides emergency procedures and instrument training in several makes and models of helicopters.

Additionally, he serves as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Cincinnati (CVG) FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI -H Matt Johnson of Hamilton, OH) 


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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