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August 2006 Master Instructors
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 90,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 500 of them have earned the Master accreditation thus far. As a measure of the prestige conferred by this title, the last eleven FAA National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs.  In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation 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 crème de la crème of the aviation industry!

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


Troy Dale BROCKWAY, Master CFI
Salina KS 
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Troy Brockway recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation.  Troy is an assistant professor as well as assistant chief flight instructor for Kansas State University's aviation program at Salina Airport (SLN).  He is the faculty advisor for K-State's National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) flight team and is a volunteer Young Eagles pilot.

Timothy Lee "Tim" LEMKE, Master CFI 
Oshkosh WI
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Timothy Lemke recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation.  Tim is an independent flight instructor specializing in primary and instrument training at the Appleton (ATW) and Oshkosh (OSH) Airports.  He also serves as president of the Oshkosh Pilots Association and is a safety counselor for the Milwaukee FSDO.

Bobby Allen MOORING, Master CFI 
Mobile AL 
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Bobby Mooring recently earned his Master CFI accreditation for the 4th time.  Bobby is the chief flight instructor with Flight Training of Mobile, a Cessna Pilot Center at the Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM).  He also serves in the CAP's Alabama Wing and is a pilot examiner as well as a safety counselor with the Birmingham FSDO.

David Raye "Dave" SIMEUR, Master CFI 
El Paso TX
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David Simeur recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation.  Dave is an independent El Paso area fixed and rotary wing instructor as well as manager of Momentum Interactive (www.Momentum-i.com), an aviation training software company.  He is also a Customs interdiction pilot with the Department of Homeland Security.


Thomas Paul "Tom" TURNER, Master CFI
Rose Hill KS 
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Thomas Turner recently earned his Master CFI accreditation.  Tom is the manager of technical services with the American Bonanza Society (ABS) in Wichita where he oversees all ABS aviation education efforts.  He also serves as an EAA flight advisor and is an aviation writer as well as a lecturer.