Flight instructor earns new certification

Master Instructors LLC takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Sanford C Wise III, an assistant chief flight instructor at the Robins Air Force Base Aero Club and a resident Bonaire, Georgia.

Recently, Cres’s accreditation as a Master CFI  (Certificated Flight Instructor) by the Master Instructors LLC Board of Review, the international accrediting authority for Master Instructor designations as well as the industry acclaimed and FAA-approved “Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP)ä.”  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2013, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 78 worldwide to earn the credential three (3) times.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 aviation educators worldwide have achieved one or more of the Master accreditations 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 were Masters (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) while Cres is one of only 14 Georgia teachers of flight to earn one or more of these prestigious “Master” titles.

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 Continuing Education Programä ( https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ ) 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/

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 ( https://Robinsfss.com/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)