JULY 2019

by jennyfurst on August 2, 2019

The Master Instructor designation is a national FAA-recognized professional accreditation and parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to increase their professionalism. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Of the 101,000 flight instructors in the US, fewer than 800 have earned the Master Instructor designation.


Mark Frederick Miller, MCFI

Mark Frederick Miller, MCFI

Mark Frederick Miller of Bellingham WA earned his Master CFI accreditation July 27 through Master Instructors.

He works with Las Vegas’s Part 121 airline Allegiant Air as a line check airman as well as an A320 series and MD80 (DC-9) series captain. He also serves as a flight and ground instructor with Bellingham’s Whatcom Young Aviators and Command Aviation’s flight school 

Mark also holds a Master Aviation Educator (MAE)accreditation and is one of only 24 aviation educators worldwide to hold two or more Master accreditations concurrently.


Meg Godlewski, MCFI

Meg Godlewski, MCFI

Meg Godlewski, an 8-time double Master and a charter SAFE member, renewed her Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC on July 27, 2019.

Meg is a flight, ground, and Redbird FMX simulator instructor with Pro-Flight Aviation at Renton Municipal Airport (RNT) where she specializes in simulator training, ground instruction, seminars, and curriculum development.

Additionally, she is a nationally recognized aviation writer and photographer. Her articles and photos appear in Women in Aviation and AOPA’s Flight Training magazines as well as SAFE eNews.


Pat Knight, MCFI Emeritus

Pat Knight, MCFI Emeritus

Pat Knight, a 12-time Master was granted Master Instructor Emeritus status through Master Instructors.

She is the only CFI to date to have recorded 12 Master Instructor renewals, totaling 24 years of professional service.

The award, on July 27, was in recognition of Pat’s many years of commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community and quality aviation education.   A longtime pilot examiner (DPE) and CFI, Pat is currently an Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) with the FAA Flight Standards program at Alliance Airport (AFW) in the Fort Worth area where she specializes in human factors in aviation, accident prevention and investigation and glider, as well as multiengine training.

JUNE 2019

by jennyfurst on July 1, 2019

Matt Johnson, MCFI-H

Matt Johnson, MCFI-H

Matthew Johnson of Hamilton OH, a 5-time Master and SAFE member, renewed his Master CFI-Helicopter accreditation May 31 through Master Instructors LLC   A full time air medical pilot, Matt also operates MattJohnsonHeliCFI where he provides emergency procedures and instrument training in several makes and models of helicopters.

Matt also serves as a check airman, an FAA designated pilot examiner (DPE) and a FAASTeam representative for the FAA’s Cincinnati (CVG) FSDO.

 


 

Paul Weston “BJ” Ransbury, MCFI

Paul Weston “BJ” Ransbury, MCFI

Paul “BJ” Ransbury of Queen Creek AZ, a 7-time Master as well as SAFE and IAC member, renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation May 31 through Master Instructors LLC.

BJ is a widely published author, speaker and internationally recognized expert in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as well as fighter aviation, stall / spin awareness, aerobatics, and loss of control intervention training.

He is the president & CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC, a Part 61 and Part 141 flight school at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) , along with several other national and international venues.

MAY 2019

by jennyfurst on June 16, 2019

Brandon Joel Ray, MCFI

Brandon J Ray of Conroe TX renewed his Master CFI accreditation May 1 through Master Instructors LLC. This marks his sixth accreditation.

Brandon is the president, owner and lead flight instructor of High Performance Aviation, where he specializes in high performance aircraft and transition training at North Houston Regional-Lone Star Executive (CXO) airport.

A first officer with United Airlines, he is also an FAA certificated airframe and power plant technician (A&P) and serves as a a FAASTeam representative for the FAA’s Houston FSDO.

 

Larry Don James, MCFI

Larry James, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, earned his Master CFI accreditation May 15 through Master Instructors LLC. Larry is the chief flight instructor with GT Aviation’s Part 141 flight school at Maryland’s Potomac Airfield (VKX) in Fort Washington.

He works to ensure adherence to all of the FAA’s Part 141 standards while also providing training for private, commercial, instrument and flight instructor students Additionally, he serves as a mentor to newly certificated flight instructors as well as the coordinator for the local IMC chapter and is a FAASTeam representative for the FAA’s Washington FSDO.

 

Thomas Michael Garrison, MCFI

T Michael Garrison, of Port St. Lucie FL, a 9-time Master and charter SAFE member, renewed his Master CFI accreditation April 30 through Master Instructors LLC.

Mike serves as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Orlando FSDO area. In addition to being a US Navy veteran, a retired professional engineer and a holder of the FAA’s coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, Mike is also an independent flight instructor specializing in instrument, multiengine and Cirrus training (CSIP) at Saint Lucie County International Airport (FPR).

 

Randall Loren Brooks, MCFI Aerobatic

Randall L Brooks of Hurst TX, a 3-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. A 13-year member of the aerobatic Red Baron Squadron, Randy is now the vice president of training and business development with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC at Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) in Texas.

He specializes in stall / spin as well as upset prevention / recovery training and formation aerobatics training.

APRIL 2019

May 7, 2019

The Master Instructor designation is a national FAA-recognized professional accreditation and parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to increase their professionalism. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Of the 101,000 flight instructors in the US, fewer than 800 have […]

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MARCH 2019

April 5, 2019

The Master Instructor designation is a national FAA-recognized professional accreditation and parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to increase their professionalism. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Of the 101,000 flight instructors in the US, fewer than 800 have […]

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FEBRUARY 2019

March 7, 2019

The Master Instructor designation is a national FAA-recognized professional accreditation and parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to increase their professionalism. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Of the 101,000 flight instructors in the US, fewer than 800 have […]

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JANUARY 2019

February 6, 2019

Andrew David Chitiea, MCFI Emeritus Andrew D “Drew” Chitiea, an 11-time Master CFI and a charter member of SAFE, was granted Master Instructor Emeritus status January 20 through Master Instructors LLC. The award was in recognition of his many years of excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community and quality aviation education. Drew is a widely published aviation author, corporate […]

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DECEMBER 2018

January 1, 2019

The Master Instructor designation is a national FAA-recognized professional accreditation and parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to increase their professionalism. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Of the 101,000 flight instructors in the US, fewer than 800 […]

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OCTOBER 2018

November 8, 2018

OCTOBER 2018 Master Instructor Renewals Kenneth F Wittekiend of Burnet, TX, a 7-time Master and a former member of SAFE’s board of directors, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation with Master Instructors Inc. on October 16. Ken instructs owns and operates ProMark Aviation Services at the Burnet Municipal Airport and is a Bonanza Pilot Proficiency Program instructor. […]

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SEPTEMBER 2018

October 3, 2018

Michael E “Slug” Bugg of Mesa AZ, a first-time Master as well as a member of SAFE, earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation September 10 through the Master Instructors LLC. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a former C-17 aircraft commander, Mike served for more than a decade as a US Air Force officer […]

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