Way to go, Ken. This is an outstanding achievement and testament to your dedication to aviation education!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kenneth Steven “Ken” FUKAYAMA, Master CFI (Renew: 26Nov16)
Ken’s e-mail addresses: KFukayama@FlyWithIA.com, Ken.Fukayama@gmail.com
Ken Fukayama, a 3-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through MI LLC’s MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ A former instructor with Prescott’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Ken is now an assistant chief flight instructor, Cirrus Training Center instructor, and Citation II pilot with Independence Aviation ( https://ia-kapa.com/ ) at Denver’s Centennial Airport (APA). He also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Denver FSDO area. (Photo: MCFI Ken Fukayama of Centennial, CO)
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Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Kenneth S Fukayama, an Embry-Riddle flight instructor and resident of Prescott, Arizona.
Recently, Ken’s accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved “Master Instructor Programä.” He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2012, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 79 worldwide to earn the credential three (3) times.
To help put these 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-two (22) of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/) while Ken is one of only 36 Colorado aviation educators to earn one or more of these prestigious “Master” titles.
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.
Please feel free to disseminate this information widely. Questions regarding the Master Instructor Programä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or MasterInstrs@aol.com 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/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexander “Sandy” & JoAnn Hill, MCFI-Es
Master Instructors LLC, Longmont CO
Cells: 303-475-6008 (S) / 303-709-6862 (J)
“Serving Master Instructors since 1995”