Kelby Scott FERWERDA, Master CFI      (Initial:  20Jan13)
Rochester  NH

Kelby S Ferwerda, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI accreditation.  Kelby is a flight and ground instructor as well as the owner of Rochester Aviation (, a general aviation flight school at Skyhaven Airport (DAW) in Rochester, New Hampshire.  He also serves as a FAASTeam representative for the FAA's Portland (Maine) FSDO area.  (Photo:  MCFI Kelby Ferwerda of Rochester, NH)
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Master Instructors LLC takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Kelby S Ferwerda, the owner of Rochester Aviation and a resident Rochester, New Hampshire.  Recently, Kelby was accredited as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved "Master Instructor Programä."

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 97,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 700 of them have achieved that distinction thus far.  The last 17 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Kelby is one of only 6 New Hampshire teachers of flight to earn this prestigious "Master" title.

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   For more information about the Master Instructor Programä and to locate other Masters, please visit the "Find a Master Instructor" section of  To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit  The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) can be reached through their website at


Alexander "Sandy" & JoAnn Hill, MCFI-Es
Master Instructors LLC,  Longmont  CO
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Office:  303-485-8136

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