AUGUST 2017

by jennyfurst on September 5, 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 for the six (6) Master Instructor designations 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 August 2017 are:

Sanford Cresap "Cres" WISE III, Master CFI

Sanford Cresap “Cres” WISE III, Master CFI

Sanford Cresap “Cres” WISE III, Master CFI      (Renew: 1Aug17)  
Bonaire  GA
Cres’s e-mail address:   Cres_Wise@hotmail.com

Sanford C Wise III, a 3-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Cres is an assistant chief flight instructor with the Robins Air Force Base Aero Club as well as an assistant professor of aviation at Middle Georgia State University.

A retired Air Force officer, he also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Atlanta FSDO area and is a mission pilot, check pilot examiner and instructor pilot for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

(Photo:  MCFI Cres Wise of Bonaire, GA) 

 

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI    (Renew:  25Aug17)
Belvidere  IL
Adam’s e-mail address:   ADRuscit@aol.com

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

Adam is an independent instructor pilot, career counselor, and mentor as well as a B-757 and B-767 first officer with United Airlines .

He specializes in training and mentoring owner / operator pilots transitioning into single-pilot very light jets  (http://www.VLJMentoring.com/) as well as initial jet type ratings and recurrent jet training.

(Photo: MCFI Adam Ruscitti of Belvidere, IL)

 

Francis Martin "Marty" MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Francis Martin “Marty” MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Francis Martin “Marty” MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic    (Renew: 31Jul17)  
Gilbert  AZ
Marty’s e-mail address:   Marty.McDonough@APSTraining.com

Francis M “Marty” McDonough, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Marty is the chief of safety with Aviation Performance Solutions, a Part 61 and 141 flight school at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (IWA).

A retired Air Force officer and instructor pilot, he now specializes in upset prevention and recovery training as well as stall, unusual attitude, spin and air-to-air combat training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Marty McDonough of Gilbert, AZ)  

 

James Edward "Jim" MC CORD Jr, Master CFI

James Edward “Jim” MC CORD Jr, Master CFI

James Edward “Jim” MC CORD Jr, Master CFI    (Renew: 15Aug17)
Santa Rosa  CA
Jim’s e-mail address:   JimMcCordCFI@gmail.com

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

A former volunteer Angel Flight pilot, Jim serves on the Sonoma County Aviation Commission and is a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Oakland FSDO area.

Additionally, he is an independent flight instructor with RAM Aviation at Santa Rosa’s Charles M Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS).

(Photo: MCFI Jim McCord of Santa Rosa, CA) 

 

Christopher G "Chris" HEALY, Master CFI

Christopher G “Chris” HEALY, Master CFI

Christopher G “Chris” HEALY, Master CFI    (Initial:  27Aug17)
Yuma  AZ
Chris’s e-mail address:   CHealy1984@gmail.com 

Marine Capt Christopher G Healy, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI (MCFI) accreditation through the Master Instructor’s LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Chris is currently serving as an MV-22B Osprey pilot and instructor with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 at MCAS Yuma where he specializes in instrument navigation and CRM instruction.

Additionally, he provides flight and recurrency training for Angel Flight and Civil Air Patrol pilots while also serving as a FAASTeam representative in the San Diego FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Chris Healy of Yuma, AZ) 

       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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