OCTOBER 2019

by jennyfurst on November 5, 2019

Professional aviation educators who earned or renewed their “Master” title during October 2019 are:

William Ralph “Bill” GROSS, Master CFI

William Ralph “Bill” GROSS, Master CFI    (Renew:  27Oct19)   
Salina  KS
E-mail:  BGross@KSU.edu 

William R Gross, a 9-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through through the Master Instructors LLC’s MICEP programhttps://MICEP.FluidReview.com/   The holder of the FAA’s coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, Bill is the Part 141 chief flight instructor as well as a professor of aviation at Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus at Salina Municipal Airport (SLN).  Specializing in flight and ground training as well as classroom instruction, he also serves as a pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Wichita FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Bill Gross of Salina, KS)  

Kelly Lynn MANZANI, Master CFI


Kelly Lynn MANZANI, Master CFI    (Renew: 25Oct19) 
Temecula  CA
Kelly’s e-mail address:
 KManzani4@gmail.com 

Kelly Manzania, a 1st-time Master CFI and SAFE member, recently earned her national Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP) Kelly works as an FAA certificated flight and ground instructor primarily with Executive Flight Institute, a Part 141 Cessna Pilot Center at Murrieta’s French Valley Airport (F70).  When not serving as an aviation educator, she is a longtime classroom teacher with the Temecula Valley School District as well as a founder and advisor for the Scouts Aviation Explorer Post 7500.

(Photo: MCFI Kelly Manzani of Temecula, CA)


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

Nicholas Guy “Nick – Outback” TREGLIA, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Initial:  19Oct19)   
Enterprise  AL
Nick’s e-mail address:   
Nicholas.Treglia@APSTraining.com
Nick “Nick – Outback” Treglia, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC’s MICEP program. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the United States Navy (USN), Nick is a retired Naval Aviator who specializes in upset prevention, recovery, stall / spin, and aerobatic training.   He teaches with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC at Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dothan, Alabama.

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


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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