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Master Certified Flight Instructor Accreditation Renewed for Mark Madden


Mark Madden

Master Instructors LLC

Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Mark E Madden, a University of Alaska professor of aviation technology and a resident of Anchorage, Alaska.  Recently, Mark's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for Master Instructor designations as well as the FAA-approved Master Instructor Programä.  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2008, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 61 worldwide to earn the credential four (4) times.     

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 98,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 of those aviation educators have achieved that distinction thus far.  The last 19 National Flight Instructors of the Year or National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year (including Mark Madden) were Master CFIs (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) while Mark is one of only 3 Alaska aviation educators who have earned 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 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.

For more information about the Master Instructor Programä 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/ 

The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) can be reached through their website at http://IAC.org/

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