APRIL 2018

by jennyfurst on May 14, 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” title during April 2018 are:


Kyle Vincent THOMAS, Master CFI

Kyle Vincent THOMAS, Master CFI

Kyle Vincent THOMAS, Master CFI    (Renew: 31Mar18) 
Durant  OK

Kyle’s e-mail address:  KThomas@SE.edu 

Kyle V Thomas, a 7-time Master and a SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC’s MICEP program  htts://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Kyle is an aviation professor and chief flight instructor with Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s (SOSU) aviation institute at Eaker Field (DUA).

He is also a coach for the university’s NIFA flight team and an advisor to the local Women in Aviation chapter.

In addition, he serves as a pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Oklahoma City FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI  Kyle Thomas of Durant, OK)


Tiernan Timothy SIEMS, Master CFI

Tiernan Timothy SIEMS, Master CFI

Tiernan Timothy SIEMS, Master CFI      (Initial:  10Apr18)
Omaha  NE
Tiernan’s e-mail address:   TiernanSiems@hotmail.com

Tiernan T Siems, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC’s MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A practicing attorney and partner with Omaha’s Erickson / Sederstrom law firm, Tiernan is also an assistant chief flight instructor and a Part 135 charter pilot with Advanced Air at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (CBF).

Additionally, he serves as a volunteer pilot in Angel Flight’s central region.

(Photo:  MCFI Tiernan Siems  of Omaha, NE)


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.orgTo learn more about the Society of Aviation andFlight Educators (SAFE), visit http://SafePilots.org/

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