OCTOBER 2017

by jennyfurst on November 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 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 October 2017 are:

Nicholas Guy "Nick - Outback" TREGLIA, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Nicholas Guy “Nick – Outback” TREGLIA, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Nicholas Guy “Nick – Outback” TREGLIA, Master CFI-Aerobatic (Init:19Oct17)  
Enterprise  AL
Nicholas’s e-mail address:   Nicholas.Treglia@APSTraining.com

Nicholas “Nick – Outback” Treglia, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Navy, Nick is a retired Naval Aviator who teaches for Aviation Performance Solutions LLC at Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dothan, Alabama.

He specializes in upset prevention, recovery, stall / spin, and aerobatic training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Nicholas Treglia of Enterprise, AL)  


Lara Zook GAERTE, Master CFI

Lara Zook GAERTE, Master CFI

Lara Zook GAERTE, Master CFI  (Renew:  24Oct17)
Fort Wayne  IN
Lara’s e-mail address:   LaraGaerte@gmail.com

Lara Gaerte, a 6-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed her Master CFI accreditation through the MI LLC MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Lara is the president as well as airplane division director of the Air Race Classic and is a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Grand Rapids FSDO area.

Additionally, she serves as CEO, manager, and chief pilot of Century Aviation, a full-service FBO at Indiana’s DeKalb County Airport (GWB).

(Photo:  MCFI  Lara Gaerte of Fort Wayne, IN) 


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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