MARCH 2017

by jennyfurst on 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).

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 March 2017 are:

 

Hobart Caleb "Hobie" TOMLINSON, Master CFI

Hobart Caleb “Hobie” TOMLINSON, Master CFI

Hobart Caleb “Hobie” TOMLINSON, Master CFI    
Huntington  VT
Hobie’s e-mail address:  HobieTW@att.net

Hobart C “Hobie” Tomlinson, an 8-time Master and a SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A recipient of the FAA’s prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot award, Hobie is the manager of Montair Flight Services LLC at Burlington International Airport (BTV) where he specializes in Beechcraft and Cirrus flight training.

The 2012 National CFI of the Year as well as a retired TWA pilot, he also serves as a FAASTeam lead representative and pilot examiner (DPE) in the FAA’s Portland Maine FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI Hobie Tomlinson of Huntington, VT) 


Raymond Francis "Ray" SPENGLER Jr, Master CFI & Master GI

Raymond Francis “Ray” SPENGLER Jr, Master CFI & Master GI

Raymond Francis “Ray” SPENGLER Jr, Master CFI & Master GI
Longview  TX
Ray’s e-mail:  Ray@SkyparkFlying.com

Raymond F Spengler Jr, a 6-time double Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI and Master GI accreditations through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Ray formerly served in the Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and is a pilot examiner (DPE) as well as a FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Lubbock FSDO area.

An A & P mechanic, he is also the president of Skypark Aviation LLC, a Cessna Pilot Center at East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) where he specializes in primary, advanced and avionics flight training.

(Photo: MCFI-MGI Ray Spengler of Longview, TX) 


Edward John "Ed" MURPHY, Master CFI-Helicopter

Edward John “Ed” MURPHY, Master CFI-Helicopter

Edward John “Ed” MURPHY, Master CFI-Helicopter
Palm Beach Gardens  FL
Ed’s e-mail address:  MurphyEJ@aol.com

Edward J Murphy, a 4-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Helicopter accreditation through Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A retired US Army helicopter pilot, Ed is a Part 135 check airman and a Sikorsky SK-92 instructor pilot with Era Helicopters LLC at their Lake Charles, Louisiana training facility.

He specializes in initial and recurrent helicopter training in both simulators and aircraft and also serves as a pilot examiner (DPE) as well as an FAA FAASTeam representative.

(Photo: MCFI -H Ed Murphy of Palm Beach Gardens, FL) 


Michael J "Mike" LENTS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Michael J “Mike” LENTS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Michael J “Mike” LENTS, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Grand Forks  ND
Mike’s e-mail address:   Lents@Aero.UND.edu

Michael J Lents, a 3-time Master and a member of IAC as well as SAFE, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program   https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Mike is an aerobatic flight and ground instructor as well as an aviation lecturer at the University of North Dakota’s John D Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

The founder of Double Helix Aviation, he also serves as coach of the UND’s 8-time national championship aerobatic flight team and is an IAC aerobatic competitor himself.

(Photo: MCFI-A Mike Lents of Grand Forks, ND) 


Elaine Helen KAUH, Master CFI

Elaine Helen KAUH, Master CFI

Elaine Helen KAUH, Master CFI
Watertown / Green Bay  WI
Elaine’s e-mail address:   TrueFlying@icloud.com

Elaine Kauh, a 4-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed her Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

An aviation writer and videographer with AVweb, Elaine is also a flight and ground instructor with Wisconsin Aviation at Watertown Municipal (RYV) and Madison’s Truax Field (MSN).

She also serves on the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame board of directors and is a FAASTeam representative for the Milwaukee FSDO area.

(Photo: MCFI Elaine Kauh of Green Bay, WI)   


Kent Christopher "Chris" FITCH, Master CFI

Kent Christopher “Chris” FITCH, Master CFI

Kent Christopher “Chris” FITCH, Master CFI 
Daleville  AL
Chris’s e-mail address:   Kent.Fitch90@gmail.com

Kent “Chris” Fitch, 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 veteran United States Marine Corps helicopter maintenance technician, Chris is currently serving as a US Army warrant officer helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker near Enterprise, Alabama.

Additionally, he provides civilian fixed wing flight and ground training at Enterprise Municipal Airport (EDN).

(Photo:  MCFI  Chris Fitch of Daleville, AL)  


Robert Kent "KB" BRANNUM, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Robert Kent “KB” BRANNUM, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Robert Kent “KB” BRANNUM, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Southern Pines NC & Arizona
Robert’s e-mail address:    Robert.Brannum@APSTraining.com
Robert “KB” Brannum, a 1st-time Master as well as a member of IAC and SAFE, recently earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/   A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Robert is the Part 141 chief instructor as well as an instructor pilot with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) and Dothan Regional Airport in Dothan, Alabama (DHN).  A retired US Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, he specializes in upset prevention and recovery training.   (Photo:  MCFI-A Robert Brannum of Southern Pines, NC) 



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 Program (MICEP)ä 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/

FEBRUARY 2017

by jennyfurst on 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 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 February 2017 are:

Clifford Floyd "Cliff" CHETWIN, Master CFI

Clifford Floyd “Cliff” CHETWIN, Master CFI

Clifford Floyd “Cliff” CHETWIN, Master CFI    (Renew:  1Feb17)
Santa Fe  NM
Cliff’s e-mail address:  KestrelAir1@gmail.com

Clifford F Chetwin, a 6-time Master and a charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

The president of Kestrel Aviation LLC, Cliff is a retired National Park Service (NPS) regional chief pilot and aviation program manager.

In addition to having served as a SAFE board member, he works as a nationally acclaimed aviation safety lecturer while also serving as a FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Albuquerque FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Cliff Chetwin of Santa Fe, NM)



Andrew David "Drew" CHITIEA, Master CFI

Andrew David “Drew” CHITIEA, Master CFI

Andrew David “Drew” CHITIEA, Master CFI     (Renew:  31Jan17)
Black Hawk  CO
Drew’s e-mail address:   Drew@ColoradoSkymaster.com

Andrew D Chitiea, a 10-time Master and charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Drew is a published aviation author as well as a corporate pilot, chief pilot, and owner of Colorado Skymaster LLC  at Centennial (APA) and Front Range (FTG) airports.

He also serves as a FAASTeam representative and a designated pilot examiner (DPE) in the FAA’s Denver FSDO area.

Drew was one of the first aviation educators to earn the Master designation when the accreditation program was first introduced by then-FAA Administrator Barry Valentine at Oshkosh AirVenture 1997.

(Photo:  MCFI  Drew Chitiea of Black Hawk, CO) 


 

Judy Ann PHELPS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Judy Ann PHELPS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

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 and emergency maneuver training with CP Aviation at California’s Santa Paula Airport (SZP).

She also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Van Nuys FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Judy Phelps of Santa Paula, CA) 



Richard L "Rich" STOWELL Jr, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Richard L “Rich” STOWELL Jr, Master CFI-Aerobatic

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 recovery, Rich teaches primarily at Idaho’s Cascade Airport (U70).

The 2006 Nat’l CFI of the Year as well as the 2014 Nat’l FAASTeam Rep of the Year and a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Boise FSDO area, Rich was one of the first aviation educators to earn the Master designation when the accreditation program was first introduced by then-FAA Administrator Barry Valentine at Oshkosh AirVenture 1997.

(Photo: MCFI-A Rich Stowell of McCall, ID)



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/

RICH STOWELL’s Master CFI-Aerobatic Renewal

by jennyfurst on 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 "Rich" STOWELL Jr, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Richard L “Rich” STOWELL Jr, Master CFI-Aerobatic

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 recovery, Rich teaches primarily at Idaho’s Cascade Airport (U70).

The 2006 Nat’l CFI of the Year as well as the 2014 Nat’l FAASTeam Rep of the Year and a FAASTeam lead representative in the FAA’s Boise FSDO area, Rich was one of the first aviation educators to earn the Master designation when the accreditation program was first introduced by then-FAA Administrator Barry Valentine at Oshkosh AirVenture 1997.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Rich Stowell of McCall, ID)  
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Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Richard L Stowell Jr, the 2006 Nat’l CFI of the Year as well as the 2014 Nat’l FAASTeam Rep of the Year and resident of McCall, Idaho.

Recently, Rich’s accreditation as a Master CFI-Aerobatic (Certificated Flight Instructor-Aerobatic) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved Master Instructor Programä.  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 1999, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 11 worldwide to earn the credential ten (10) times.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 of those aviation educators have achieved that professional distinction thus far.  Twenty-three (23) of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year — including Rich! — were Masters (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) while Rich is one of only 5 Idaho teachers of flight to earn this prestigious “Master” title and one of only 36 worldwide to earn aerobatic accreditation.

In the words of former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, “The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer.”

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA.  Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review.  The process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism.  Designees are recognized as outstanding aviation educators for not only their excellence in teaching, but for their engagement in the continuous process of learning — both their own, and their students’.  The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate.

Please feel free to disseminate this information widely.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor Programä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or MasterInstrs@aol.com   For more information about the Master Instructor Programä and to locate other Masters, please visit the “Find a Master Instructor” section of www.MasterInstructors.org  To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit http://SafePilots.org/ 

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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JANUARY 2017

February 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 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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DECEMBER 2016

January 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 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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NOVEMBER 2016

December 7, 2016

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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OCTOBER 2016

November 4, 2016

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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Two Aviation Educators Earn Master Accreditation for the Tenth Time

October 6, 2016

Celebrated for 20 Years in the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program Longmont, CO—In September, Master Instructors LLC designated its next class of Ten-Time Masters.  The historic achievement marks twenty years of participation in the industry acclaimed and FAA approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP).  Two instructors comprise this third group to reach the ten-time […]

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SEPTEMBER 2016

October 6, 2016

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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