Brandon J. Ray, Master CFI, Conroe TX
Brandon J. Ray, a 2-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation. Brandon is the owner of High Performance Aviation (https://www.flyhpa.com/) specializing in high performance transition training at Lone Star Executive Airport (CXO). He also serves as a a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Houston FSDO area.
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The Master Instructors LLC takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Brandon J Ray, the owner of High Performance Aviation and a resident of Conroe, Texas. Recently, Brandon’s accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by the 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 2009 and has held it continuously since then.
To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 16 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Brandon is one of only 32 Texas aviation educators who has earned 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.