JUNE 2018

by jennyfurst on July 9, 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 June 2018 are:
John Urban “Rock” ROCKCASTLE, Master CFI      (Renew:  31May18)   
Oxford  FL
E-mail:   Rancher@digital.net 

John U Rockcastle, a 6-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A retired US Navy chief petty officer (CPO) and an Orlando FAASTeam representative, Rock was also the 1989 National CFI of the Year.

Currently, he is a simulator instructor with Simcom in Orlando and serves on the production crew at the FAA’s National Resource Center in Lakeland, Florida.

(Photo:  MCFI Rock Rockcastle of Oxford, FL)  


Gary Michael BROSSETT, Master Aviation Educator

Gary Michael BROSSETT, Master Aviation Educator    (Renew: 1Jun18)   
Midland  GA
Gary’s E-mail address:   BrossettG@wowway.com, BrossettG@bellsouth.net

Gary M Brossett, a 5-time Master and a member of SAFE as well as EAA, VAA, BFA, AOPA, AEHS, AFA and ASQ recently renewed his Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A US Air Force veteran and an FAA-certificated lighter-than-air balloon pilot, Gary holds an A&P with inspection authorization (IA) and is a senior quality engineer as well as a maintenance instructor at Pratt & Whitney’s Columbus Engine Center.

He also serves as a FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Atlanta FSDO area.

(Photo:  MAE Gary Brossett of Midland, GA)   


James Lee “Jim” ALSIP, Master CFI-Aerobatic

James Lee “Jim” ALSIP, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Renew: 12Jun18)
Indiantown  FL
Jim’s e-mail address:   Jim@DylanAviation.com

James L Alsip, a 6-time Master as well as a member of SAFE and IAC, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Jim is a noted aviation author and lecturer while also serving as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Orlando FSDO area.

A former US Army artilleryman, he specializes in basic aerobatic training as well as tailwheel transitions and upset recovery training at Dylan Aviation, his aerobatic flight school based at Florida’s Indiantown Airport (X58).

(Photo:  MCFI-A Jim Alsip of Indiantown, FL)


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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