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Thursday, 20 January 2011 21:51


Lamar Anthony CHILDS, Master CFI Emeritus (Emeritus: 1Jun18)
Pensacola  FL

Lamar A Childs, a 6-time Master and a charter member of SAFE, was recently granted Master Instructor Emeritus (MIE) status through the Master Instructors LLC's MICEP programhttps://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ in recognition of his many years of commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community, and quality aviation education.   The president of Lamar A Childs Flight Training http://LamarAChildsInc.com/ ), Lamar specializes in primary and advanced flight training in single and multiengine aircraft at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Jack Edwards Airport (JKA).  A Retired US Navy Healthcare Administrator, he also serves as a corporate pilot as well as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) in the FAA's Birmingham FSDO area. (Photo:  MCFI-E Lamar Childs of Pensacola, FL)
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Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Lamar A Childs, a noted aviation writer / career counselor and resident of Pensacola, Florida.  

Recently, Lamar was granted the title of Master Instructor Emeritus (MIE / MCFI-E) by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the six (6) Master Instructor designations as well as the industry acclaimed and FAA-approved "Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP)
ä."  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2005, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 14 worldwide to earn one or more of these credentials six (6) times. 

To help put his achievements in their proper perspective, 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.  Twenty-three (23) of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) of the Year were Masters (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) while Lamar is one of only 15 Florida teachers of flight to earn one or more of these prestigious "Master" titles.  Additionally, he is one of 45 worldwide to be granted EMERITUS status. 

In the words of former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, "The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer.

Emeritus status is an honorary title that may be conferred upon an individual Masters in recognition of her/his years of dedication and commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.  Since the inception of the Master Instructor program more than twenty years ago, hundreds of professional aviation educators have earned initial Master accreditation followed by biennial renewals.  Many of those veteran Masters are now cutting back or retiring altogether from active aviation education.      

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.

Please feel free to disseminate this information widely.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor Program
ä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information about the Master Instructor Programä and to locate other Masters, please visit the "Find a Master Instructor" section of www.MasterInstructors.org To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit http://SafePilots.org/

Alexander "Sandy" & JoAnn Hill, MCFI-Es
Master Instructors LLC,  Longmont  CO
Cells: 303-475-6008 (S) / 303-709-6862 (J)
Office phone:  303-485-8136


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