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David ‘Zog’ Carroll Designated Master CFI-Aerobatic



David Zog Carroll - APS InstructorMesa, Arizona – 1 February 2013:
Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC is extremely pleased to announce that David “Zog” Carroll has earned his Master CFI – Aerobatic accreditation. A full time instructor with Aviation Performance Solutions, Zog has over 30 years of aviation experience. A retired USAF Command Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and 4-ship Flight Lead, Zog is an ATP MEL, Comm/Inst SEL, CFI/CFII/MEI Airplane certified pilot with a Boeing 737 Type Rating, and an Advanced Ground Instructor. A combat veteran of Operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, with over 4,000 hours of global flight experience and 1,200 hours of inflight instruction in both civilian and military operations, Zog brings a wealth of experience to all of APS’ programs.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 97,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of those aviation educators have achieved that professional distinction thus far. The last 17 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs (see: while Dave is one of only 27 Arizona teachers of flight to earn this prestigious “Master” title and one of only 29 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. Learn why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.


Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) located at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Mesa, Arizona), has trained thousands of pilots in fully comprehensive upset recovery skill development, more than any other training organization. For over 17 years, APS has been committed to giving professional pilots and private pilots of all skill levels the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available. APS offers comprehensive loss of control in-flight solutions via industry-leading web-based, on-aircraft, and full-flight simulator upset training programs. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School currently certified in the delivery of complete upset recovery, stall / spin and instrument recovery training courses worldwide. APS upset recovery training courses are all in compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2 and the recently released FAA Aviation Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training.


Faye Hamilton, Marketing Coordinator
Aviation Performance Solutions
Mobile: 480-797-0752
Office: 480-279-1881 ext. 12
faye (dot) hamilton (at) apstraining (dot) com

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