National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
Press Release is reproduced below
Max TRESCOTT, Master CFI
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 (www.SJFlight.com)
at Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV). He specializes in primary and instrument
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
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 www.NAFInet.org