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Congratulations, Randall Brooks! — 2-Time Master Flight Instructor

Randy Brooks - MCFI-AAPS Instructor Pilot Randall Brooks recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC.  The Master Certificated Flight Instructor accreditation is a requirement for all APS Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) instructors. 
ARLINGTON, TX – June 15, 2017 –  APS is pleased to announce that Randall ‘Random’ Brooks, APS instructor pilot and VP of Training and Business Development, has renewed his Master Certificated Flight Instructor – Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC program.  Mr. Brooks, now a 3-time Master CFI as well as SAFE and IAC member, has over 13 years experience in Upset Training and was previously a 13-year member of the aerobatic Red Baron Squadron. He has been delivering UPRT and aerobatic flight instruction with APS for five years.  He first earned the national MCFI professional accreditation in 2013 and is one of only 155 worldwide to earn the credential two times.
To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 of those aviation educators have achieved that professional distinction thus far.  Twenty-three of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters (see:, while Randy is one of only 44 Texas teachers of flight to earn this prestigious “Master” title and one of only 40 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.”
APS requires all upset recovery instructor pilots to earn the MCFI-A accreditation as part of their training and ongoing career development.  While APS instructors all have an extensive background in the all-attitude/all-envelope domain and additionally complete rigorous UPRT specific training as part of an industry-leading instructor qualification program, the MCFI-A offers an additional, objective qualification that sets APS instructors apart. Learn more about why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.
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.
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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