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

by jennyfurst on 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 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 June 2017 are:

Paul Weston "BJ" RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Paul Weston “BJ” RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Paul Weston “BJ” RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic   (Renew: 20Jun17)  
Queen Creek  AZ
Paul’s e-mail address:   Paul.Ransbury@APSTraining.com

Paul “BJ” Ransbury, a 6-time Master as well as SAFE and IAC member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation  through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

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

He is a 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.

(Photo:  MCFI-A BJ Ransbury of Queens Creek, AZ)    


James Matthew "Matt" JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter    (Renew:  31May17)
Hamilton  OH
Matt’s e-mail address:   Matt@MattJohnsonHeliCFI.com 

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

A full time air medical helicopter pilot, Matt also operates MattJohnsonHeliCFI where he provides emergency procedures and instrument training in several makes and models of helicopters.

Additionally, he serves as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Cincinnati (CVG) FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI -H Matt Johnson of Hamilton, OH) 

 

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/

MAY 2017

by jennyfurst on 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 the 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 May 2017 are:

Quay Carlton SNYDER Jr, Master CFI

Quay Carlton SNYDER Jr, Master CFI

Quay Carlton SNYDER Jr, Master CFI    (Renew: 30Apr17)
Monument  CO
Quay’s e-mail address:   ASW-19Pilot@comcast.net

Quay C Snyder, an 8-time Master and a SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Quay is a pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Denver FSDO area as well as the Black Forest Soaring Society’s chief glider CFI at Kelly Air Park (CO15).

Additionally, he is the president & CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Services  specializing in aeromedical certification for pilots and air traffic controllers.

(Photo:  MCFI Quay Snyder of  Monument, CO)   


 

Brandon Joel RAY, Master CFI

Brandon Joel RAY, Master CFI

Brandon Joel RAY, Master CFI     (Renew:  1May17)
Conroe  TX
Brandon’s e-mail address:    Info@FlyHPA.com

Brandon J Ray, a 5-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Brandon is the lead flight instructor and owner of High Performance Aviation where he specializes in high performance aircraft and transition training at Lone Star Executive (CXO) and Sugar Land Regional (SGR) airports.

A first officer with United Airlines, he also holds an A&P certificate and serves as a a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Houston FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI Brandon Ray of Conroe, TX)


 

Philip Adam "OP" OPPENHEIMER, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Philip Adam “OP” OPPENHEIMER, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Philip Adam “OP” OPPENHEIMER, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Initial: 20May17)  
Glendale  AZ
Phil’s e-mail address:    Philip.Oppenheimer@APSTraining.com

Phil “OP” Oppenheimer, a 1st-time Master as well as a member of SAFE, recently earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A retired US Air Force squadron commander and F-16 instructor, OP is the chief pilot and director of flight operations as well as an instructor pilot with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA).

He specializes in upset prevention and recovery training while also serving as president and CEO of OP Aviation & Consulting LLC

(Photo:  MCFI-A Phil “OP” Oppenheimer of Glendale, AZ)


 

J Clarke "Otter" MC NEACE, Master CFI-Aerobatic

J Clarke “Otter” MC NEACE, Master CFI-Aerobatic

J Clarke “Otter” MC NEACE, Master CFI-Aerobatic      (Renew:  1May17)  
Dothan  AL
Clarke’s e-mail address:   Clarke.McNeace@APSTraining.com

Clarke “Otter” McNeace, a 4-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A veteran of the US Navy and former FA-18 instructor pilot, Otter is the vice president of flight operations and training with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC.

He is currently instructing at Dothan Regional Airport in Dothan, Alabama (DHN) where he specializes in upset prevention, recovery, stall / spin, and aerobatic training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Clarke McNeace of Mesa, AZ & Dothan, AL)  


 

James Matthew "Matt" JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter

James Matthew “Matt” JOHNSON, Master CFI-Helicopter    (Renew:  31May17)
Hamilton  OH
Matt’s e-mail address:   Matt@MattJohnsonHeliCFI.com 

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

A full time air medical helicopter pilot, Matt also operates MattJohnsonHeliCFI where he provides emergency procedures and instrument training in several makes and models of helicopters.

Additionally, he serves as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Cincinnati (CVG) FSDO area.

(Photo:  MCFI -H Matt Johnson of Hamilton, OH) 



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/

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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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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