William H Schroeder, a 6-time Master, recently renewed his Master
CFI accreditation. Bill is an independent flight and ground instructor
in the Reno-Tahoe area specializing in advanced and mountain training.
He also serves as the CAP's Nevada Wing check pilot examiner and
is a FAASTeam representative in the FAA's Reno FSDO area.
G Alexander "Sandy" Hill, MCFI
Master Instructors LLC
(Photo credit: MCFI Bill Schroeder
of Carson City, NV)
The Master Instructors LLC and its
Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation
accomplishment on the part of William H Schroeder, an independent
Reno-Tahoe flight instructor and a resident of Carson City, Nevada.
Recently, Bill's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight
Instructor) was renewed by the Master Instructors LLC, the national
Master Instructor accrediting authority. One of the original Masters,
he has held this national professional accreditation continuously
To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there
are approximately 92,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700
of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 14 national
Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. Bill is one of
only 5 Nevada aviation educators who has earned this prestigious
"Master" title and is the only one who is currently active. 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 that is earned by candidates through a rigorous process
of continuing professional activity 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
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 the aviation education
industry! In the near future, the website of SAFE, the Society of
Aviation and Flight Educators (www.SafePilots.org), will publicly
recognize these individuals and their noteworthy accomplishments.
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Master Instructors LLC 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 1995.
Questions regarding the
Master Instructor program may be directed to
303-485-8136 or www.MasterInstructors.org or
William Henry "Bill"
SCHROEDER, Master CFI
Carson City NV