JANUARY 2018

by jennyfurst on February 12, 2018

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 Aviation Maintenance Techs (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 Instructor” title during January 2018 are:

Timm PREUSSER, Master CFI

Timm PREUSSER, Master CFI

Timm PREUSSER, Master CFI     (Renew:  31Dec17) 
Kleinwallstadt  Germany
Timm’s e-mail address:   TimmPreusser@gmail.com

Timm Preusser, a 10-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation.

A mechanical engineer and assistant professor at Darmstadt Technical University, Timm serves on COPA’s board of directors and is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP).

He is also the chief flight instructor and president of the Darmstadt Flying Club  as well as the chief instructor for the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) in Europe.  

(Photo: MCFI Timm Preusser of Kleinwallstadt, Germany)


Robert Kloman "Bob" GAWLER, Master CFI

Robert Kloman “Bob” GAWLER, Master CFI

Robert Kloman “Bob” GAWLER, Master CFI      (Renew:  1Jan18) 
Bethesda  MD
Bob’s e-mail address:   TreborAV8@gmail.com 

Robert K Gawler, a 10-time Master and charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructor LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/  

Bob is an independent flight and ground instructor at Gaithersburg’s Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). 

He also works with the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)and serves as a FAASTeam representative as well as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) in the FAA’s Baltimore FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI Bob Gawler of Bethesda, MD)    



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 orMasterInstrs@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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