SEPTEMBER 2019

by jennyfurst on October 7, 2019

Craig Michael Blumer, MCFI-Blimp

Craig Michael Blumer, MCFI-Blimp

Craig Michael Blumer of Springfield IL renewed his Master CFI certification on September 19 through Master Instructors LLC, It marks his fifth year as a Master Certificated Flight Instructor, an accreditation that former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said is “the best the right seat has to offer.”

He instructs in singles and light twins, and is the first lighter-than-air airship (blimp) ground instructor to earn Master Instructor – Blimp certification.

He serves as an instructor and pilot for Snoopy One,” the MetLife Blimp. He is also works as an Air Traffic Controller.

 

Cres Wise, MCFI

Cres Wise, MCFI

Sanford C “Cres” Wise III, a four-time Master Instructor and SAFE member, renewed his Master CFI accreditation August 31 through Master Instructors LLC.

Cres is a retired Air Force officer as well as a mission pilot, check pilot examiner and instructor pilot for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Additionally, he 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 and serves as a FAASTeam representative for the FAA’s Atlanta FSDO area.

 

Russ Still, MCFI

Russ Still, MCFI

Russell Frederick “Russ” Still of Stoney Point Airfield, Cumming GA renewed his, Master CFI accreditation September 20 through Master Instructors LLC.

Still, an 8-time Master Instructor and SAFE member, is a noted aviation author and aviation educator. He is president of Atlanta Flight Inc at Gwinnett County Airport (LZU) where he specializes in primary and instrument instruction as well as ground training development and instruction.

He also serves with the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol primarily as an instructor pilot.

 

David Pepitone, MAE

David Pepitone, MAE

David Pepitone of Polvadera NM, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation through Master Instructors LLC.

A long time flight instructor, pilot, and aviation educator, Pepitone is now a glider instructor and check pilot with the New Mexico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol,

He is also a recent recipient of the FAA’s coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot award

 

Matt D’Angelo, MCFI

Matt D’Angelo, MCFI

Matthew R D’Angelo of Spring Lake Heights NJ, three-time Master Instructor and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through Master Instructors LLC.

Matt is an FAA-certificated aviation educator and a Part 141 chief flight instructor with Monmouth Area Flying Club at Lakewood Airport.

Additionally, he serves as a first officer / instructor pilot with Piedmont Airlines in Salisbury, Maryland and is a FAASTeam representative for the Teterboro FSDO.

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