Cold Temp Airports Added in CO

If you’re planning to fly to Cortez (KCEZ) or Spanish Peak Airfield (4V1) this winter, be sure to carefully look over the approaches.  Both airports were recently added to the list of “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports.”  There are many other airports in other states that were added or removed from the list.

The Information for Operators InFO 16023 issued on December 19, 2016 updates these procedures, included airports and changes to the approach plates.

Aerial Photo of Cortez Municipal Airport
Cortez Municipal Airport
Aerial Photo of Spanish Peaks Airport
Spanish Peaks Airport

Approach Plate showing temperature annotation

Helpful information from Independence Aviation.

First Flight in VisionJet SF50

One of the “perks” of being awarded the Cirrus Training Center of the Year award was some left-seat action in the newly-certificated Cirrus VisionJet SF50.  These photos capture the experience of Bob Stedman, Co-founder and President, Chuck Gensler, Co-founder and Chief Flight Instructor Emeritus, and Rhett Kamm, General Manager.

 

Photo of Cirrus VisionJet SF50 flown by IA executives
Photo of Bob Stedman, Chuck Gensler and Rhett Kamm and the Cirrus VisionJet SF50

 

Announcing GM and Chief Flight Instructor Appointments

Photo of Rhett Kamm
Rhett Kamm

Today IA announced appointments to two key leadership posts today to position the company for the future.

Chief Flight Instructor Rhett Kamm has been named General Manager, a newly created position for oversight of all day-to-day operations, including ground services, flight support, marketing and customer relations management.

Photo of Ken Fukayama
Ken Fukayama

Replacing Mr. Kamm as Chief Flight Instructor is former Assistant Chief Flight Instructor Ken Fukayama.

“Our new General Manager structure is designed to sharpen IA’s focus on superior customer service in every aspect of our operations,” said Bob Stedman, President and CEO. The restructuring also allows Stedman to devote more time to opportunities for growth and innovation to maintain the company’s leadership role in private aviation services.

“Both Rhett and Ken have proven to be energetic and enthusiastic promoters of the IA philosophy,” Stedman added. “They’ve been key contributors to our success.”

Mr. Kamm is a career aviation educator who has been with IA since 2010. He was appointed Chief Flight Instructor in 2012 and Director of Operations where he worked continuously to improve the quality of the flight instruction and mentoring at IA.

Mr. Fukayama was appointed Assistant Chief Flight Instructor earlier this year after joining IA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. During his nine years there his responsibilities included Standards Check Instructor and Head Coach of the Golden Eagles Flight Team.

“I am excited about the future of general aviation and IA’s participation,” said Stedman. “These management changes, along with our innovative approach to pilot proficiency, mentoring and our commitment to the revolutionary electric Sun Flyer aircraft, make it a very exciting time at IA.”

Fukayama renews Master CFI

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) 
Centennial  CO
Ken’s e-mail addresses:    KFukayama@FlyWithIA.comKen.Fukayama@gmail.com


Photo of Ken Fukayama, Master CFIKen 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)
Office:  303-485-8136 

www.MasterInstructors.org

“Serving Master Instructors since 1995”

Schuessler is Private Pilot!

Photo of Ben Schuessler Private PilotCongrats go out to Ben Schuessler who completed his Private Pilot training with a successful check ride today!  He demonstrated the knowledge and safe piloting skills necessary to DPE Craig Thighe in Cirrus SR20 N318DE.  Ben’s instructor is Rhett Kamm, Chief Flight Instructor.  The three are pictured here.

Congrats to Ben and Rhett!  Now on to Instrument Rating training!

Fukayama Renews Master CFI

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) 
Centennial  CO
Ken’s e-mail addresses:    KFukayama@FlyWithIA.comKen.Fukayama@gmail.com

mcfi-ken-fukayamaKen 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)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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)
Office:  303-485-8136 

www.MasterInstructors.org

“Serving Master Instructors since 1995”

Schuessler is Private Pilot!

Ben Schuessler PrivateCongrats go out to Ben Schuessler who completed his Private Pilot training with a successful check ride today!  He demonstrated the knowledge and safe piloting skills necessary to DPE Craig Thighe in Cirrus SR20 N318DE.  Ben’s instructor is Rhett Kamm, Chief Flight Instructor.  The three are pictured here.

Congrats to Ben and Rhett!  Now on to Instrument Rating training!