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2011 REGIONAL FAASTeam REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
MCFI William Henry "Bill" Schroeder of Carson City, Nevada was selected
by the Western Pacific Region.
Bill Schroeder earns MasterCFI designation for the 7th time
Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant
aviation accomplishment on the part of William H Schroeder, the 2011
Northwest Mountain Region FAASTeam Representative of the Year and resident
of Carson City, Nevada. Recently, Bill's accreditation as a Master CFI
(Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC,
the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation
as well as the FAA-approved "Master Instructor Programä." He first earned
this national professional accreditation in 1999, has held it continuously
since then, and is one of only 13 worldwide to earn the credential seven
times. Read more...
Master Instructor LLC Press Release
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
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(February 22, 2007)
FAA Press Release
Bill Schroeder was appointed by the FAA as the Lead Safety Representative
(FAASTeam) for the Reno Flight Standards District Office.
BIll Schroeder featured
in Tahoe Daily Tribune January 4, 2006
in the mountains: Expect the unexpected Reasons for last week's crash
unknown; weather could have played a role
by Christine Stanley
Also featured in Sierra Sun
January 4, 2006
in the mountains: Expect the unexpected
Articles written by William H. "Bill" Schroeder,
in the Mountains -General Aviation News - April, 6, 2010
by MCFI Bill Schroeder
"When it comes to high-density altitude training, one takeoff and
one landing does not meet any acceptable standard of performance."
the mountain-flying checkout
MENTOR Magazine- July 2005
and Out, How to escape the downdraft
MENTOR Magazine -March 2003
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Teaching people to fly in a high-altitude environment
MENTOR Magazine- August 2000
Flying Survival Tips (117 kb)
"If I crashed in the mountains the first thing I would do is pour fuel
on my tires and burn them, the black smoke would act as a locator signal,"
said Bill Schroeder, mountain flying instructor. In this article are
recommendations for a pilots survival kit. Be aware of your aircrafts
performance ratings and gross weight restrictions. Above all else water
is most important. read
Flying Safety Considerations (118 kb)
When flying in the mountains, pilots have to be aware of several factors
in order to insure safe flight. First, weather in the mountains is always
a critical factor, especially in the winter when winds can reach speeds
of over 100 mph over the ridge tops and through the many mountain passes
even though the winds at the surface may be only 25 mph. read
High Density Altitude
Mentor Magazine, July 2005
The Federal Aviation Administration recognizes that mountainous terrain
exists in over one half of the continental United States. So, it would
seem reasonable that many pilots, at some time, will fly in mountainous,
high-density altitude environments.
into Tahoe Valley now that the tower is closed
As many of the "flight guides" have not been reissued since the tower
closure, I wanted to bring everyone up to date on the current procedures
for the airport.
Runway incursions—that is, proceeding onto a runway without proper clearance
or, in the case of a non-towered airport, moving onto a runway that
is in use, are up. Learn how to do it right at airports with or without
AND OUT - How to escape the downdraft
Article reprinted from the March 2003 Issue of "Mentor Magazine"-
The official publication of Master Instructors.
In The Sierra Nevada
reprinted from the August Issue of "Mentor Magazine"- The
official publication of Master Instructors.
Alert to pilots: Wing upper surface ice accumulation