Improvements Help Glider CFIs Qualify for Master
Master Instructors LLC recently announced revisions to its
Master Instructor Continuing Education Program to improve
participation by glider instructors. An advisory committee of five
Master CFIs who also were experienced glider instructors developed
a number of glider-specific recommendations that have been
incorporated into the Master Instructor application package.
According to Program co-creator JoAnn Hill, "Although numerous
glider instructors have earned Master Instructor accreditation,
critical differences between glider and powered aircraft training
made it difficult for many otherwise-qualified glider instructors
to become Masters."
She continued, "The changes we've made to our program bring
parity to the two training environments, and we hope more glider
instructors will now aspire to become Masters."
The Master Instructor Program provides a national accreditation
for aviation educators based on advanced professional standards and
rigorous peer review. In the words of former FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey, the Program "singles out the best that the right
seat has to offer." Program creators Sandy and JoAnn Hill have been
serving the Master Instructor community since 1995. The last
sixteen National Flight Instructors of the Year have all been