Wednesday, May 6, 2009

PAUL GRETSCHEL's Master Instructor Renewal (ISP - NY)

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Master CFI (Renew: 14Apr08) Coram NYE-mail: Paul Gretschel, a 3-time Master, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation. Paul is the president and owner of PACK Aviation ( at Islip's MacArthur Airport (ISP).
He also serves with the USCG Auxiliary, the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) and is a FAASTeam representative in the FAA's Farmingdale FSDO area. Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Paul Gretschel, owner of PACK Aviation and a resident of Coram, New York. Recently, Paul's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the national Master Instructor accrediting authority. He has held this nation professional accreditation continuously since 2005. To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 92,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 14 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Paul is one of only 14 New York aviation educators who have earned this prestigious "Master" title. 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 that is earned by candidates through a rigorous process of continuing professional activity and peer review. Much like a flight instructor's certificate, it must be renewed biennially. This process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism. Simply put, the Master Instructor designation is a means by which to identify those outstanding aviation educators, those "Teachers of Flight," who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community. Earning this designation is tantamount to having the words summa cum laude emblazoned on an instructor's certificate. These Masters truly represent the crème de la crème of the aviation education industry! In the near future, the website of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators ( will publicly recognize these individuals and their noteworthy accomplishments.

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