Bill Schroeder
Master Certified Flight Instructor - CA, NV
Civil Air Patrol Instructor/Check Pilot Examiner
FAA Aviation Safety Counselor

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MCFI William Henry "Bill" Schroeder of Carson City, Nevada was selected by the Western Pacific Region. Read more....

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...

Press Coverage:

(September 12, 2008) Student pilot takes to the skies - The Record-Courier
(Minden, NV) While his classmates were studying physics in the classroom Monday, 16-year-old John Patchell was putting Bernoulli’s principle and Newton’s laws of gravity to work as he soloed for the first time in a Cessna 172SP at Minden-Tahoe Airport.

(June 22, 2007) Teen Takes Flight- The Record-Courier
(Minden NV) Calvin Harris was excited to get his license on his birthday, but unlike most 16-year-olds, the license he received on Monday is to fly an airplane.

(January 4, 2006) BIll Schroeder featured in Tahoe Daily Tribune
Flying 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
Flying in the mountains: Expect the unexpected

Recent articles:

**NEW** Flying in the Mountains
General Aviation News - April, 6, 2010

Teaching the mountain-flying checkout
MENTOR Magazine- July 2005

Down and Out, How to escape the downdraft
MENTOR Magazine -March 2003

Instructing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Teaching people to fly in a high-altitude environment

MENTOR Magazine- August 2000

Mountain Flying Survival Tips (117 kb)
Mountain Flying Safety Considerations (118 kb)

The Mountain Flying Checkout - Mentor Magazine, July 2005

Flying into Tahoe Valley now that the tower is closed

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Alert to pilots: Wing upper surface ice accumulation


Bill Schroeder recently appointed to 16 member FAA National Instructor Safety Council.

Bill Schroeder, Master Certified Flight Instructor in Nevada and California - Specializes in Aviation Safety, Flight Instruction, Seminars and Training, Mountain Flying Safety Information and references for safe flying and emergency survival information for mountain flying.

Nevada's first and only Master Certified Flight Instructor.

MCFI in both Nevada and California.


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