Carson City man recognized as one of the most experienced flight instructors
June 13, 2013
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  • CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & — Carson City resident Bill Schroeder has achieved Master Flight Instructor Emeritus, meaning he is considered one of 22 of the most experienced flight instructors in the world.

    Schroeder is an 8-time Master and charter SAFEmember, and serves as a pilot examiner and a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Reno FSDO area. Additionally, he is the CAP’s Nevada Wing check pilot examiner as well as an independent flight and ground instructor in the Reno-Tahoe area.

    Recently, Schroeder was granted the title of Master Instructor Emeritus (MIE / MCFI-E) 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 1999, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 13 worldwide to earn the credential eight times.

    Schroeder is one of only six Nevada aviation educators to earn this prestigious “Master” title and is one of only 22 worldwide to be granted EMERITUS status.

    The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA. Candidates must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer review board. 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.