The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
takes pride in announcing a significant aviation
accomplishment on the part of Charles R McGill,
the owner of Safe Flight International (www.SafeFlightIntl.com)
and a resident of San Diego, California.
Recently, Chuck's accreditation as a Master CFI
was renewed by NAFI, his professional aviation
education association. He first earned this
national professional accreditation in 2002.
To help put this achievement in its proper
perspective, there are approximately 92,000 CFIs
in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them
have achieved that distinction thus far. The
last 13 national Flight Instructors of the Year
were Master CFIs. Chuck is one of only 48
California aviation educators to earn this
prestigious "Master" title. 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 the
industry's only professional accreditation
recognized by the FAA. It is earned by
candidates 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 the continuing education
regimen 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 have
demonstrated an ongoing commitment to
excellence, professional growth, and service to
the aviation community.
Earning this designation is tantamount to having
the words summa cum laude emblazoned on an
instructor's certificate. These Masters truly
represent the crème de la crème of our
industry! To publicly recognize these
individuals and their noteworthy
accomplishments, NAFI will be hosting its "Meet
the Masters" breakfasts, to which Chuck will be
invited, during EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh and
Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland.
Please feel free to disseminate this
information. Questions regarding the Master
Instructor program may be directed to
G Alexander "Sandy"
Two Hills Aviation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE