Bill Schroeder has been an active general aviation pilot for the past 46 years and flight instructor for 22 years in all disciplines of flying from Private Pilot to Certified Instrument Flight Instructor. Bill holds an Airline Transport Pilot License for Multi-Engine aircraft, a Multi-Engine aircraft rating, Single Engine aircraft rating, an Instrument Rating for airplanes and is a Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Instrument Flight Instructor. He has logged over 6000 hours as both a pilot in command and an instructor in various types of general aviation aircraft. Bill has been recognized as a Master Instructor since 1999.

Bill is 1 of 13 MCFI's appointed to the National Instructor Safety Council created by the FAA. The main goal of the NISC program is to provide an open line of communication between teachers and policy makers, which will result in improved flight training throughout the general aviation community. He is member of the Quiet Birdmen, Reno Hanger and a long time member of AOPA.

Bill is currently Chariman of the Douglas County, NV Airport Advisory Committee and has recently served on the Minden-Tahoe Airport Master Planning Group.

Bill serves as FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Lead Representative for the Reno Flight Standards District Office. He was recently awarded the 2011 Western Pacific Region FAASTeam Representative of the Year by the FAA. He is a member of the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol and serves as an Instructor/Check Pilot and Check Pilot Examiner for the Nevada Wing and lead instructor for the Civil Air Patrol, Mountain Flying Course, "Mountain Fury." He was awarded the CAP - Nevada Wing 1999 Pilot of the Year. He is also a Counter Narcotics pilot for the Civil Air Patrol and he flies missions for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He holds the rank of Captain and Safety Officer in the Civil Air Patrol Blackhawk Squadron (South Lake Tahoe, CA).

In addition, Bill helped initiate and develop the Feather River Squadron (Portola, CA) and has served as its Vice Commander. He has taught Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics for American Flyers, Inc., and for the Nevada wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He is currently serving as the facilitator for the Reno FSDO CFI/DPE Training Program. Bill has served as a Commissioner on the Plumas County, California, Airports Commission.

Bill completed a fifteen-year career as an instructor at Feather River Community College, in Quincy, California. He holds a Master of Science Degree, in Criminal Justice and was named to "Who's Who Among American Teachers" in 1998, 2002 and 2005. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts. He currently serves on the National Law Enforcement Experts Advisory Board.

Bill is a teacher. He has extensive experience developing courses to meet the training needs of his students. He served as a California and Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training "Course Coordinator" and a Certified Instructor.

Bill has been flying in and about the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the inter-mountain areas of Nevada since first moving to South Lake Tahoe, California, in 1976. He has been actively giving flight instruction in the area since 1988. He has also presented numerous FAA Aviation Safety Seminars pertaining to mountain flying safety and other topics of interest to the aviation community.

Bill has received commendations from the California State Assembly and the California State Senate. He has also received commendations from California Specialized Training Institute. In 2005 he received the Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award for "Notable contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace education." He holds a California Community College Teaching Credential that is valid for life.

  • Civil Air Patrol Instructor/Check Pilot Examiner
  • FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Lead Rep. for Reno Flight Standards District Office
  • 2011 Western Pacific Region FAASTeam Representative of the Year
  • Master Certified Flight Instructor (NV and CA)
  • Master of Science Degree, Criminal Justice

William H. "BIll" Schroeder
designated by Master Instructor LLC
as Master CFI for 7th time

2011 Western Pacific Region FAASTeam Representative of the Year

FAA Certificate of Proficiency
Certified Master FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) 2008

Certificate of Appointment
as a FAASTeam Representative 2007

Presentation of 1999 Civil Air Patrol
Nevada Wing - Pilot of the Year
Left - Bill Schroeder-Captain,
Assistant Chief Check Pilot
Right-Tony Martinez-Lt. Col.
USAF Ret., Lt.Col. CAP


MCFI Nevada
MCFI California