SEPTEMBER 2017

by jennyfurst on October 4, 2017

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 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 September 2017 are:

Matthew Robert "Matt" D'ANGELO, Master CFI

Matthew Robert “Matt” D’ANGELO, Master CFI

Matthew Robert “Matt” D’ANGELO, Master CFI    (Renewal: 31Aug17)
Spring Lake Heights NJ
Matt’s e-mail address:  Matt@FlyingJourney.com 

Matthew R D’Angelo, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his  Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructor LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Matt is a flight instructor with Monmouth Area Flying Club at Lakewood Airport (N12) where he specializes in tailwheel, primary and instrument flight training with an emphasis on stick and rudder skills.

Additionally, he is an EAA Young Eagles pilot and serves as a FAASTeam representative in the Teterboro FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI Matt D’Angelo of Spring Lake, NJ) 



David "Dave" PEPITONE, Master Aviation Educator

David “Dave” PEPITONE, Master Aviation Educator

David “Dave” PEPITONE, Master Aviation Educator    (Initial: 21Sep17)
Polvadera  NM
Dave’s e-mail address:   Convair600@gmail.com

David Pepitone, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

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

Additionally, he is a recent recipient of the FAA’s coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot award

(Photo:  MAE Dave Pepitone of Polvadera, NM) 



Matthew Christian "Matt" PLOURDE, Master CFI

Matthew Christian “Matt” PLOURDE, Master CFI

Matthew Christian “Matt” PLOURDE, Master CFI    (Initial: 21Sep17)
Arlington  MA
Matt’s e-mail address:     Plourde.Matt@gmail.com  

Matthew C Plourde, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI (MCFI) accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A former instructor pilot and flight supervisor at Daytona Beach’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) campus, Matt is now in first officer training with Piedmont Airlines.

He also serves as a FAASTeam Representative in the FAA’s Orlando FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Matt Plourde of Arlington, MA)



Russell Frederick "Russ" STILL, Master CFI

Russell Frederick “Russ” STILL, Master CFI

Russell Frederick “Russ” STILL, Master CFI    (Renew: 16Sep17)
Stoney Point Airfield, Cumming  GA
Russ’s e-mail address: 
   Russell@OnLineGroundSchool.com

Russell F Still, a 7-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A noted aviation educator and published author, Russ is the 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 (CAP) primarily as an instructor pilot.

(Photo: MCFI Russ Still of Cumming, GA) 



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/

AUGUST 2017

by jennyfurst on September 5, 2017

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 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 August 2017 are:

Sanford Cresap "Cres" WISE III, Master CFI

Sanford Cresap “Cres” WISE III, Master CFI

Sanford Cresap “Cres” WISE III, Master CFI      (Renew: 1Aug17)  
Bonaire  GA
Cres’s e-mail address:   Cres_Wise@hotmail.com

Sanford C Wise III, a 3-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Cres 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.

A retired Air Force officer, he also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Atlanta FSDO area and is a mission pilot, check pilot examiner and instructor pilot for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

(Photo:  MCFI Cres Wise of Bonaire, GA) 

 

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI

Adam Dominick RUSCITTI, Master CFI    (Renew:  25Aug17)
Belvidere  IL
Adam’s e-mail address:   ADRuscit@aol.com

Adam D Ruscitti, a 4-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Adam is an independent instructor pilot, career counselor, and mentor as well as a B-757 and B-767 first officer with United Airlines .

He specializes in training and mentoring owner / operator pilots transitioning into single-pilot very light jets  (http://www.VLJMentoring.com/) as well as initial jet type ratings and recurrent jet training.

(Photo: MCFI Adam Ruscitti of Belvidere, IL)

 

Francis Martin "Marty" MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Francis Martin “Marty” MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Francis Martin “Marty” MC DONOUGH, Master CFI-Aerobatic    (Renew: 31Jul17)  
Gilbert  AZ
Marty’s e-mail address:   Marty.McDonough@APSTraining.com

Francis M “Marty” McDonough, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Marty is the chief of safety with Aviation Performance Solutions, a Part 61 and 141 flight school at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (IWA).

A retired Air Force officer and instructor pilot, he now specializes in upset prevention and recovery training as well as stall, unusual attitude, spin and air-to-air combat training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Marty McDonough of Gilbert, AZ)  

 

James Edward "Jim" MC CORD Jr, Master CFI

James Edward “Jim” MC CORD Jr, Master CFI

James Edward “Jim” MC CORD Jr, Master CFI    (Renew: 15Aug17)
Santa Rosa  CA
Jim’s e-mail address:   JimMcCordCFI@gmail.com

James E McCord, a 3-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A former volunteer Angel Flight pilot, Jim serves on the Sonoma County Aviation Commission and is a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Oakland FSDO area.

Additionally, he is an independent flight instructor with RAM Aviation at Santa Rosa’s Charles M Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS).

(Photo: MCFI Jim McCord of Santa Rosa, CA) 

 

Christopher G "Chris" HEALY, Master CFI

Christopher G “Chris” HEALY, Master CFI

Christopher G “Chris” HEALY, Master CFI    (Initial:  27Aug17)
Yuma  AZ
Chris’s e-mail address:   CHealy1984@gmail.com 

Marine Capt Christopher G Healy, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI (MCFI) accreditation through the Master Instructor’s LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Chris is currently serving as an MV-22B Osprey pilot and instructor with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 at MCAS Yuma where he specializes in instrument navigation and CRM instruction.

Additionally, he provides flight and recurrency training for Angel Flight and Civil Air Patrol pilots while also serving as a FAASTeam representative in the San Diego FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Chris Healy of Yuma, AZ) 

       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/

JULY 2017

by jennyfurst on August 7, 2017

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 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 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 July 2017 are:

Ann-Margaret "Meg" GODLEWSKI, Master CFI

Ann-Margaret “Meg” GODLEWSKI, Master CFI

Ann-Margaret “Meg” GODLEWSKI, Master CFI    (Renew: 1Jul17)
Lakewood  WA
Meg’s e-mail address:   WritingCFI@gmail.com

Meg Godlewski, a 7-time double Master and SAFE member, recently renewed her Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor accreditations through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Meg is a flight, ground, and simulator instructor at SpanaFlight Aviation.  She is also a demo pilot for One-Simulation/Modern Pilot, a simulator manufacturer and flight school in the Seattle area.

A noted aviation writer and photographer, her articles regularly appear in Women in Aviation and AOPA’s Flight Training magazines.

(Photo: MCFI -MGI Meg Godlewski of Lakewood, WA)  


 

Ann-Margaret "Meg" GODLEWSKI, Master Ground Instructor

Ann-Margaret “Meg” GODLEWSKI, Master Ground Instructor

Ann-Margaret “Meg” GODLEWSKI, Master Ground Instructor    (Renew: 1Jul17)
Lakewood  WA
Meg’s e-mail address:   WritingCFI@gmail.com

Meg Godlewski, a 7-time double Master and SAFE member, recently renewed her Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor accreditations through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Meg is a flight, ground, and simulator instructor at SpanaFlight Aviation.  

She is also a demo pilot for One-Simulation/Modern Pilot, a simulator manufacturer and flight school in the Seattle area.  A noted aviation writer and photographer, her articles regularly appear in Women in Aviation and AOPA’s Flight Training magazines.

(Photo: MCFI -MGI Meg Godlewski of Lakewood, WA)


 

Karen Mayde KAHN, Master CFI Emeritus

Karen Mayde KAHN, Master CFI Emeritus

Karen Mayde KAHN, Master CFI Emeritus    (Emeritus: 1Jul17)  
Santa Barbara  CA
Karen’s e-mail address:  KMKahn@cox.net

Karen M Kahn, an 8-time Master and SAFE member, was recently granted Master Instructor Emeritus (MIE) status through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ in recognition of her many years of commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community, and quality aviation education.

A retired airline pilot, Karen is an aviation writer, career counselor, and an independent CFI at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

She is also a 6-time Santa Barbara Airport Commissioner and serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Van Nuys FSDO area.

(Photo:  MIE Karen Kahn of Santa Barbara, CA) 


 

Helen Dalman "Pat" KNIGHT, Master CFI

Helen Dalman “Pat” KNIGHT, Master CFI

Helen Dalman “Pat” KNIGHT, Master CFI    (Renew: 1Jul17)
Argyle  TX
Pat’s e-mail address:   PKnight@earthlink.net

Pat Knight, an 11-time Master and a former SAFE board member, recently renewed her Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A longtime pilot examiner (DPE) and CFI, Pat worked as an Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) with the FAA Flight Standards program at Alliance Airport (AFW) in the Fort Worth area where she specialized in single and multiengine training for FAA inspectors.

She currently is assigned to FAA Headquarters in the Airman Training and Certification Branch. A retired US Air Force officer, she is only the second (2nd) aviation educator ever to earn a Master designation when the accreditation program was first introduced in 1997 and is the only one to ever be accredited eleven (11) times.

(Photo: MCFI Pat Knight of Argyle, TX)


 

Matthew Pope Robbins "Matt" MC DANIEL, Master CFI

Matthew Pope Robbins “Matt” MC DANIEL, Master CFI

Matthew Pope Robbins “Matt” MC DANIEL, Master CFI   (Renew: 1Jul17)
Oak Creek  WI
Matt’s e-mail address:   Matt@ProgAviation.com 

Matthew McDaniel, an 8-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Matt, a Cirrus Platinum (CSIP) instructor, owns Progressive Aviation Services home based at Waukesha County Airport (UES) where he specializes in Cirrus aircraft recurrent training.

Additionally, he serves as a FAASTeam representative for the Milwaukee FSDO area and is an A-319 / A-320 series first officer with Virgin America Airlines.

(Photo: MCFI Matt McDaniel of Oak Creek, WI) 



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/

JUNE 2017

July 6, 2017

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 as well as the home of […]

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MAY 2017

June 6, 2017

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 as well as the home of […]

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APRIL 2017

May 3, 2017

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 as well as the home of […]

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MARCH 2017

April 10, 2017

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 (US Copyright Office registration number TX0006987479). […]

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FEBRUARY 2017

March 2, 2017

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 MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority (US Copyright Office registration number TX0006987479). To […]

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RICH STOWELL’s Master CFI-Aerobatic Renewal

March 2, 2017

Richard L “Rich” STOWELL Jr, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Renew:  4Feb17)   McCall, ID Rich’s e-mail address:   Rich@RichStowell.com Richard L Stowell, a 10-time Master and a member of IAC as well as a charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ A nationally known aerobatic instructor specializing in emergency maneuver training and spin […]

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JUDY PHELPS’s Master CFI-Aerobatic Renewal

March 2, 2017

Judy Ann PHELPS, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Renew:  31Jan17)   Santa Paula  CA Judy’s e-mail address:   Judy@CPAviation.com Judy Phelps, a 6-time Master and a member of IAC as well as a charter member of  SAFE, recently renewed her Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ The 2011 National CFI of the Year, Judy specializes in aerobatic […]

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