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APS Hits Record Double Digits for Master Instructors – Congrats Philip 'O.P.' Oppenheimer

APS instructor pilot Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer has received his Master Certificated Flight Instructor-Aerobatic accreditation, making him the 10th APS instructor pilot to earn this significant accreditation. With extensive pilot experience, objective third party recognition, and rigorous UPRT specific training, APS instructor pilots are the most qualified in the world to teach Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) .
Original PRWeb Press Release: APS Hits Record Double digits for Master Instructors
MESA, ARIZONA – April 4, 2017 – Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) is proud to announce that Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer recently earned the Master Certificated Instructor-Aerobatic (MCFI-A) designation, accredited by Master Instructors LLC. Philip collectively has 35 years of experience in flight operations and training, including a distinguished 20 year career in the US Air Force as well as 16 years as an APS Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) instructor. He joins 9 other APS instructor pilots holding the MCFI-A designation. Read O.P.’s full bio:
The MCFI-A achievement represents a strong commitment to excellence and also to aviation safety. 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. Additionally, Philip is one of only 35 Arizona aviation educators to earn one or more of these prestigious ‘Master’ titles and one of only 40 worldwide to earn the distinctive aerobatic accreditation.
“The achievement of MCFI-A status is an important accomplishment for APS instructor pilots, along their extensive background experience and unmatched in-house UPRT specific training.“ says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “As the FAA states in multiple advisory circulars and ICAO proclaims in their Manual on Aeroplane UPRT, a well qualified instructor is the most essential component in the delivery of safe and effective UPRT.”
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.
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & recovery training (UPRT). All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109A on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (USA), The Netherlands (Europe), Saudi Arabia (Middle East) and military division in Dothan (USA), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available.


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