Harry W Kraemer recently renewed his Master CFI and Master Ground Instructor accreditations

Master CFI -Statistical Overview

Harry is the owner and president of Kraemer Aviation Services and former manager of aircraft sales for Frederick Aviation at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). He is also an EAA flight advisor.
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The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Harry W Kraemer, the president of Kraemer Aviation Services and a resident of Germantown, Maryland. Recently, Harry's accreditations as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) and a Master Ground Instructor (MGI) were renewed by NAFI, his professional aviation education association. He has been an accredited Master continuously since 1998.

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 91,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 600 of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 13 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Harry is one of only 9 Maryland aviation educators who has earned this prestigious "Master" title. Additionally, he is one of only 20 aviation educators worldwide to hold both MCFI and MGI accreditations concurrently.

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 that is earned by candidates through a rigorous process of continuing professional activity 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.

Earning this designation is tantamount to having the words summa cum laude emblazoned on an instructor's certificate. These Masters 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 is dedicated to providing support and recognition for America's aviation educators while helping them raise and maintain their level of professionalism. It is also committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for student pilots. The Association was founded in 1967 and affiliated with EAA in 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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