Kyle Thomas is one of only 14 Oklahoma aviation educators to hold the Master CFI title.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University aviation professor and chief flight instructor Kyle Thomas is one of only 14 Oklahoma aviation educators to earn a prestigious accreditation.
His recent accreditation as a Master CFI (certified flight instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FFA-approved “Master Instructor Continuing Education Program.”
Thomas first earned this national professional accreditation in 2006, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 31 individuals worldwide to earn the credential six times.
To put his achievements into perspective, there are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 aviation educators worldwide have received one or more of the Master accreditations thus far.
Thomas also serves as advisor to the local Women in Aviation chapter and is a coach for the University’s flight team.
Former FAA administrator Marion Blakey said, “The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer.”
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