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6-time Master CFI-Aerobatic: Paul BJ Ransbury

Paul Weston “BJ” RANSBURY, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Paul ‘BJ’ Ransbury, a 6-time Master as well as SAFE and IAC member, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through MI LLC’s . BJ is the President and CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (, a Part 61 & 141 Flight School headquartered at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) with additional training centers in Texas, Alabama, and the Netherlands.  He is a published author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in; airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), all-attitude airline flight operations, fighter aviation, stall / spin awareness, unlimited category aerobatics, and Loss Of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) intervention training strategies for pilots of all experience levels.  (Photo:  MCFI-A Paul BJ Ransbury of Queen Creek, AZ)  

MCFI-A Paul Ransbury
Ransbury at Bombardier Safety Standdown

Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Paul “BJ” Ransbury, the president of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC and resident of Queen Creek, Arizona.
Recently, BJ’s accreditation as a Master CFI-Aerobatic (Certificated Flight Instructor-Aerobatic) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designations as well as the industry acclaimed and FAA-approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP).  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2007, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 39 worldwide to earn the credential six times. Additionally, he is one of ten MCFI-As instructing with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC.
To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 aviation educators worldwide have achieved one or more of the Master accreditations thus far.  Twenty-three of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters (see:, while BJ is one of only 36 Arizona aviation educators to earn one or more of these prestigious “Master” titles and one of only 40 worldwide to earn aerobatic accreditation.
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.  Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review.  The process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism.  Designees are recognized as outstanding aviation educators for not only their excellence in teaching, but for their engagement in the continuous process of learning — both their own, and their students’.  The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate.
Please feel free to disseminate this information widely.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor Program may be directed to 303-485-8136 or   For more information about the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program ( ) and to locate other Masters, please visit the “Find a Master Instructor” section of   To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit
Learn why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.
Alexander “Sandy” & JoAnn Hill, MCFI-Es
Master Instructors LLC, Longmont CO
Cells: 303-475-6008 (S) / 303-709-6862 (J)
Phone: 303-485-8136
“Serving Master Instructors since 1995″


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