Harry earns Master Ground Instructor Designation

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Harry recently earned his Master Ground Instructor (MGI) designation.  He works as an aviation writer, an instructor and a corporate pilot at Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) in Gaithersburg.  He also serves as an EAA Flight Advisor and an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Baltimore FSDO.  Harry is the first person to earn both the Master GI and Master CFI designations

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Harry W Kraemer, an Aviation Safety Counselor for the Baltimore FSDO and a resident of Germantown, MD. Recently, Harry was designated a Master GI (Ground Instructor) by NAFI, his professional aviation organization.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 69,400 FAA certificated ground instructors in the United States.  Harry is one of only two ground instructors to earn this prestigious "Master" title.

The Master Instructor designation is earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing education and, 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.

Through their dedication to excellence, Master Instructors have earned their "black belts" in aviation education.  They truly represent the crème de la crème of our industry!  To publicly recognize these individuals and their noteworthy accomplishments, NAFI will be hosting its "Meet the Masters" breakfasts, to which Harry will be invited, during EAA's AirVenture 2001 in Oshkosh and at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland. Any support that can be provided will be greatly appreciated.

NAFI was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of aviation educators throughout the nation, as well as providing a safe and effective learning environment for student pilots.  In addition, NAFI initiates education and support programs throughout the aviation industry.  The Association affiliated with the EAA in May of 1995.

Please feel free to disseminate this information in newsletters or other media.  If there are any questions regarding the Master Instructor program, contact me at NAFIMasters@aol.com or 303-485-8136 or visit NAFI's website at www.nafinet.org

Sincerely,

G Alexander "Sandy" Hill,
MCFI Director of Education
National Association of Flight Instructors 

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