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About the Master Instructor Designation

The Master Certified Flight Instructor – Aerobatics (MCFI-A) designation is an FAA-recognized national accreditation from Master Instructors. To achieve the MCFI-A designation, an instructor 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 designation significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. With more MCFI-As than any other organization in the world, APS demonstrates an outstanding commitment to safety and excellence. 

APS MCFI-A Requirements

APS instructors are required to achieve their Master Certified Flight Instructor – Aerobatic (MCFI-A) designation within the first year of employment and maintain the designation when up for renewal every two years. The MCFI-A designation aligns with APS’ standard of instructor excellence and provides a great advantage in the industry from both an instructor quality and industry leadership perspective.

The Value of an MCFI-A as Your Instructor

ICAO, IATA, the FAA, EASA, and other industry bodies agree that the most critical elements of effective UPRT solutions to Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) hinge upon the expertise of the instructor. APS recognizes MCFI-A accreditation is an effective and objective standard of excellence for APS instructors and also serves to highlight their unique skill set in the marketplace. This designation is only one part of  APS instructor qualifications, with the most critical qualification being robust, standardized UPRT-specific instructor training.

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