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Master Instructors LLC Renews John’s Master CFI Accreditation

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Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of John S Mahany, a Los Angeles area flight instructor and a resident of Long Beach, California.

Recently, John’s accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the six (6) Master Instructor designations as well as the industry acclaimed and FAA-approved “Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP).”  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2003 and is one of only 40 worldwide to earn one or more of these credentials six (6) times.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 of them have achieved that distinction thus far.  Twenty-three of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters (see: while John is one of only 56 California aviation educators 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.

For more information about the Master Instructor Program visit  To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit

Alexander “Sandy” & JoAnn Hill, MCFI-Es
Master Instructors LLC,  Longmont  CO