APS instructor pilot Robert ‘KB’ Brannum recently received his Master Certified Flight Instructor (MCFI) accreditation, making him the 9th APS instructor pilot to earn this prestigious distinction and one of just 39 worldwide to earn the additional ‘Aerobatic’ distinction. With extensive all-attitude pilot experience, objective third party recognition, and rigorous APS-proprietary airplane upset recovery specific training, APS instructor pilots are the most qualified in the world to teach comprehensive academic, on-aircraft, and advanced simulator Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) .
Original PRWeb Press Release: APS Upset Training Gains Another Master Flight Instructor – Robert Brannum
MESA, ARIZONA – April 6, 2017 – Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) is proud to announce that Robert ‘KB’ Brannum recently earned the Master Certified Flight Instructor (MCFI) designation, with the additional Aerobatic distinction, accredited by Master Instructors LLC. Robert joins 8 other APS instructor pilots holding the MCFI-A designation.
Robert “KB” Brannum joined Aviation Performance Solutions in July, 2015 as an Advanced Instructor Pilot and is currently stationed at APS’ military location in Dothan, Alabama as a senior instructor upset training and check airman. As a professional pilot for more than 30 years, KB has accumulated over 10,000 hours of flying time. KB is a retired United States Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel and his military flying career includes flying and serving as a flight instructor in the RF-4, T-38, F-16, CA-212, C-12, C-208 and PC-6 aircraft. More on KB’s background: apstraining.com/brannum/
The MCFI-A achievement represents a true dedication to excellence in flying and safety. Master Instructors LLC relates, “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…Robert is one of only 15 Alabama aviation educators to earn the prestigious ‘Master’ title and one of only 39 worldwide to earn aerobatic accreditation.”
“At APS, we are dedicated not only to hiring the industry’s finest all-attitude flight instructors, but also to supporting them in their dedicated on-going efforts to round their expertise and professional involvement in the aviation industry as they work to save lives. Industry leadership in delivery of Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) starts with having, maintaining and continually growing aviation’s best UPRT flight instructors,“ says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “As stated by the FAA in multiple advisory circulars, and as ICAO reaffirms in their Manual on Aeroplane UPRT, ICAO Doc 10011, a well-qualified instructor is the most essential component in the delivery of effective UPRT. The achievement of MCFI-A status is an important milestone for full-time APS instructor pilots, along with their extensive background experience and unmatched in-house UPRT-specific training.”
ABOUT THE MASTER INSTRUCTOR DESIGNATION
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.
ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS
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. https://www.apstraining.com.