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APS Instructor Tim Carter Renews MCFI-A

APS Instructor Tim "Dawg" Carter Renews MCFI-A


Tim Carter, a member of IAC, EAA and AOPA, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation. A retired Delta Airlines pilot, former USAF T-38 instructor, charter pilot, former Training Center Evaluator, and aerobatic competitor, Tim specializes in upset prevention, recovery, spin, and aerobatic training at Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) in Arlington, Texas, USA.

Mesa, Arizona – May, 15, 2017 – Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), a USA-based flight school in Arizona with four global training centers, is pleased to announce that APS instructor pilot Tim Carter has renewed his accreditation as a Master CFI-Aerobatic (Certificated Flight Instructor-Aerobatic) by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved Master Instructor Program. Tim is one of nine MCFI-As at APS Training to earn this accreditation.

A graduate of California State Polytechnic University [BS 1970], Tim is an advanced instructor pilot with Aviation Performance Solutions [APS] Emergency Maneuver Training (www.APSTraining.com), a Part 141 flight school at Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with additional training centers in Texas, Europe and the Middle East. Tim is based at the Arlington, TX center. Currently, 9 of the 18 [50%] active MCFI-As worldwide are employed by APS. Tim specializes in upset recovery, spin, and aerobatic training. Tim’s aviation experience spans over 44 years with over 40 years as an instructor, 26 years as an airline pilot, 20 years as an aerobatic competitor in Sportsman-Unlimited categories and approximately 20,000 hours flight time.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 98,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 of those aviation educators have achieved that professional distinction thus far. The last 19 National Flight Instructors of the Year or National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year were Master CFIs (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/). 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. Learn why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.



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