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Fri, Feb 06, 2004

NAFI's New/Renewed Master Instructors

NAFI Lauds January's Master CFI's

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 81,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than four hundred of them have earned the Master designation thus far. As a measure of the prestige conferred by this title, the last eight FAA National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs.  In addition, the FAA recently approved the designation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA that is earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing education 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, Master Instructors have earned their "black belts" in aviation education. They truly represent the creme de la creme of the aviation industry!

Aviation educators who earned the "Master" title during January are:

RENEWALS

Linda Maria SCULLY, Master CFI       
Kinnelon  NJ
E-mail:   Lindy@LPAwings.com
Linda Scully recently renewed her Master CFI designation.  Linda is the chief flight instructor and owner of Aero Safety Training, a Cessna Pilot Center at Lincoln Park Airport (N07).  She is also active in The 99s and serves as an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Teterboro FSDO.

Timm PREUSSER, Master CFI    
Kleinwallstadt, Germany 
E-mail:   TimmPreusser@t-online.de
Timm Preusser recently renewed his Master Instructor designation.  Timm is the chief CFI and training officer at the Darmstadt Flying Club.  He also serves on the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) board of directors and is active in the Cirrus Pilots Proficiency Program.

David Randall "Dave" HENSLEY, Master CFI    
DeLand  FL
E-mail:   Hensleyds@earthlink.net
David Hensley recently renewed his Master Instructor designation.  Dave is the chief pilot and a flight instructor with Regional Airline Academy at DeLand Airport (DED).  He also serves as a check pilot in the CAP's Florida Wing and is an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Orlando FSDO.

Robert Kloman "Bob" GAWLER, Master CFI    
Bethesda  MD   
E-mail:   Treborav8@starpower.net
Robert Gawler recently earned his Master Instructor designation for the third time.  Bob operates Trebor Aviation and works as a designated pilot examiner at Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) in Gaithersburg.  He also serves as an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Baltimore FSDO.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" EVANS, Master CFI    
Tampa  FL
E-mail:   TomLindaEvans@aol.com
Thomas Evans recently renewed his Master Instructor designation.  Tom is an independent flight instructor with Tampa Flying Service at Peter O Knight Airport (TPF).  He also serves as a WINGS Weekend coordinator and an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Tampa and Orlando FSDOs.

Francis Burton "Burt" COMPTON Jr, Master CFI 
Marfa  TX 
E-mail:   FBCompton@aol.com
Burt Compton recently renewed his Master Instructor designation.  Burt owns and operates Marfa Gliders Soaring School (www.FlyGliders.com) at Marfa Airport (MRF) in west Texas.  He serves on the Soaring Safety Foundation board and was a longtime safety counselor for the Miami FSDO.

Terry Lee CLAUSSEN, Master CFI    
Phoenix  AZ 
E-mail:   Claussentnmc@aol.com
Terry Claussen recently renewed his Master Instructor designation.  Terry is a B737 evaluator and instructor with PremAir in Phoenix as well as an independent glider instructor at Maricopa's Estrella Sailport (E68).  He also serves as a pilot examiner for the Scottsdale and Seattle FSDOs.

Judith Ann "Judy" CADMUS, Master CFI        
Collegeville  PA  
E-mail:   CadmusJA@hotmail.com
Judith Cadmus recently renewed her Master CFI designation.  Judy is the owner of Avionics Training Unlimited and specializes in instrument and avionics training at the Perkiomen Valley Airport (N10).  She is also active in The 99s and serves as an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Allentown FSDO.


INITIALS

Janella Mary "Jan" STEINER, Master CFI     
Warner  SD    
E-mail:   JanFly2@msn.com
Jan Steiner recently earned her Master Instructor designation.  Jan was an assistant chief flight instructor for Big Sioux Aviation at Brookings Airport (BKX).  She is presently a flight instructor and charter pilot with Executive Air Taxi at Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS).

Beverly Jean "Jean" RUNNER, Master CFI    
Lakeside  CA    
E-mail:   JeansFlt@earthlink.net
Jean Runner recently earned her Master Instructor designation.  Jean is the chief CFI and owner of Jean's Flight Training at Gillespie Field (SEE)  in El Cajon.  She is active in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) and serves as a safety counselor for the San Diego FSDO.

Daniel Lynn "Dan" OOT, Master CFI          
Mattydale  NY
E-mail:    OCopters1@aol.com
Daniel Oot recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Dan is both a fixed wing and rotorcraft flight instructor.  He owns and operates Highland Helicopters (www.HighlandHelicopters.com), a full service aviation training facility located at Hancock Field (SYR) in Syracuse.

Michael Wayne "Mike" JOHNSON, Master CFI         
Westlake  OH
E-mail:    MJohnson@johnsonaviation.com
Michael Johnson recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Mike provides flight and ground training for Precision Helicopters and North Coast Flyers at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL).  He also serves as an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor for the Cleveland FSDO.

Frederick Randolph "Rick" FLETCHER, Master CFI       
Appling  GA
E-mail:    Airpair@comcast.net
Frederick Fletcher recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Rick is Wackenhut Services' chief pilot at the Savannah River Site as well as an independent airplane and helicopter instructor in the Aiken area (AIK).  He also serves as a pilot examiner for the South Carolina FSDO.

Danny Devon "Dan" CREECH, Master CFI      
Mobile  AL
E-mail:    DannyCreech@yahoo.com
Danny Creech recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Dan is a Part 135 cargo pilot with Charter Aviation at Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) and works as an independent flight instructor in the Mobile area.  He also served as an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Orlando FSDO.

Troy Dale BROCKWAY, Master CFI           
Salina  KS
E-mail:    TroyB@ksu.edu
Troy Brockway recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Troy is the assistant chief CFI and assistant chief pilot for Kansas State University's aviation program at Salina Airport (SLN).  He is also the 2003 National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) coach of the year.

FMI:  www.nafinet.org

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