Harry is the only instructor to hold 3 different Master Instructor designations simultaneously

Master CFI -Statistical Overview

Harry Kraemer recently earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic designation. Harry works as an aviation writer, an instructor and a corporate pilot at Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) in Gaithersburg. He also serves as an ASC for Baltimore's FSDO. He is the only person to hold 3 different Master Instructor designations simultaneously.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Harry Kraemer, an Aviation Safety Counselor and a resident of Germantown, MD. Recently, Harry was designated a Master CFI-Aerobatic (Certificated Flight Instructor) by NAFI, his professional aviation organization.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 81,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than three hundred of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last seven national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Harry is one of only 6 CFIs who have earned the prestigious "Master CFI-Aerobatic" title.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation that is earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing education 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.

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 in Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland. Any support that can be provided will be appreciated.

NAFI was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of flight instructors 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 EAA in May of 1995.

Please feel free to disseminate this information. Questions regarding the Master Instructor program should be directed to 303-485-8136 or NAFIMasters@aol.com or visit NAFI's website at www.NAFInet.org

G Alexander "Sandy" Hill, MCFI
Phone: 303-485-8136 or 8708
Director of Education
Nat'l Association of Flight Instructors

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