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A National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) Press Release is reproduced below


Max TRESCOTT, Master CFI            
( 4Sep03 )
Mountain View  CA

Max Trescott recently earned his Master Instructor designation.  Max is an independent flight and ground instructor who operates San Jose Flight Training ( at Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV).  He specializes in primary and instrument training.


The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Max Trescott, owner of San Jose Flight Training and a resident of Mountain View, CA.  Recently, Max was designated a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) by NAFI, his professional aviation education association.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 81,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 400 of them have achieved that distinction thus far.  The last eight national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Max is one of only 31 California aviation educators who has earned this prestigious "Master" title. 

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA that is earned by candidates 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 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 Max will be invited, during EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland.  Any support that can be provided will be appreciated. 

NAFI is dedicated to providing support and recognition for America's aviation educators while helping them raise and maintain their level of professionalism.  It is also committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for student pilots.  The Association was founded in 1967 and affiliated with EAA in May of 1995.

Please feel free to disseminate this information.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor program may be directed to NAFI's website at

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