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Chuck McGill Named

2009 CFI of the Year

FAA Western Pacific Region

Press release:

Charles R McGill recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation.  Chuck owns and operates Safe Flight International (www.SafeFlightIntl.com) at Montgomery Field Airport (MYF).  He has been named the FAA's 2009 Western Pacific Region Flight Instructor of the Year serves as a FAAS Team representative in the San Diego FSDO area.    (Photo:  MCFI Chuck McGill of San Diego, CA)  

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 303-485-8136 or NAFIMasters@aol.com

G Alexander "Sandy" Hill, MCFI

Phone:  303-485-8136

Two Hills Aviation