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July 2011:

Matthew McDaniel, Earns “Master CFI” accreditation for the 5th consecutive time.
Oak Creek  WI

Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Matthew McDaniel, the owner of Milwaukee's Progressive Aviation Services and resident of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Recently, Matt's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for Master Instructor designations as well as the FAA-approved Master Instructor Programä. He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2003, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 32 worldwide to earn the credential five times. 

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 700 of those aviation educators have achieved that distinction thus far. The last 16 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Matt is one of only 17 Wisconsin 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.

Alexander "Sandy" & JoAnn Hill, MCFIs
Master Instructors LLC, Longmont CO
www.MasterInstructors.org

 

Nov. 2009:

Matthew McDaniel Named to Avidyne National Flight Instructor Standards Team

R9 Sales Director Trip Taylor Will Lead "League Of Extraordinary Pilots"

http://www.aero-news.net/images/content/genav/2005/AvidyneLogo-0405a_tn.jpgAvidyne announced Wednesday that Trip Taylor will be its Director of Integrated Flight Deck Sales, who's primary responsibility will be managing Avidyne's Release 9 Flight Deck business unit. But Taylor will also oversee Avidyne's newly formed National Flight Instructor Standards Team ... a.k.a. The League of Extraordinary Pilots.
Taylor, who has flown for Avidyne as a Release 9 demonstration pilot since April 2009, joined the Avidyne sales team full time in September. He is a former Cirrus Air Taxi Pilot and FAA designated Check Airman in Cirrus SR22 aircraft.
Assembled and led by Taylor, the Avidyne National Flight Instructor Standards Team is a highly-accomplished group of pilots from around the country that have been approved to conduct demonstration flights and provide transition and recurrent training for prospects and customers of Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 aircraft. Each team member was selected for his or her broad experience within the Cirrus instructor community and overall commitment to flight safety. All members are Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) pilots and average nearly 1800 hours of Cirrus flight time. 
"We are delighted to have Trip Taylor on board to take our widely adopted Release 9 Flight Deck to a broader range of IFR and safety conscience pilots.  Additionally, his leadership in building and standardizing  this 'League of Extraordinary Pilots,' whose mission is to develop and conduct flight training for and demonstrations of Avidyne's advanced flight deck systems, is nicely aligned with Avidyne's long term devotion to flight safety and best practices," said Rob Higby, Avidyne's Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. "The caliber of pilots Trip has assembled is further testament to how well received Avidyne's Release 9 flight deck as become, particularly among general aviation's most respected leaders.
Each member of the Avidyne National Flight Instructor Standards Team brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the program. The members include:

  • Matt McDaniel, a member of the original Cirrus Factory instructor ranks, airline pilot and renowned WAAS expert. Recently renewed Master Instructor status for 4th time.  Only 53 instructors in the world have attained that status 4 times.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Bill Frank, longtime Cirrus instructor, Orthopedic Surgeon and Multiple Cirrus owner, current R9 owner. Wisconsin.
  • A retired United Captain on the B747, Cirrus R9 owner.  From Del Mar, California.
  • A professional pilot on a variety of Turbine aircraft, former Marine pilot and highly respected Cirrus Instructor from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 3 other long-time Cirrus instructors from around the country.

Oct. 2009:

Matthew MC DANIEL, Master CFI
Oak Creek,  WI


Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Matthew McDaniel, the owner of Progressive Aviation Services and resident of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Recently, Matt's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved "Master Instructor Continuing Education Programä."  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2003, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 53 worldwide to earn the credential four times.       

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 93,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 700 of those aviation educators have achieved that distinction thus far.  The last 14 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Matt is one of only 16 Wisconsin 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.


Alexander "Sandy" Hill, MCFI
Masters Instructors LLC
Longmont  CO
Phone:  303-485-8136
www.MasterInstructors.org

 

Nov 2005:

PAS owner/chief-instructor renewed his Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) credentials for another year. This recognition allows him to provide various types of training for the purpose of satisfying insurance and related pilot training requirements.

July 2005:

Matthew McDaniel, Master CFI (Renewal: 13Jul05)

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Matthew McDaniel, owner of Progressive Aviation Services and a resident of Wisconsin. Recently, Matt's designation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by NAFI, his professional aviation organization.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 85,000 CFIs in the United States. Fewer than five hundred of them have achieved that distinction thus far. The last ten national Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs while Matt is one of only 8 Wisconsin aviation educators who has earned this prestigious "Master" title.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA that is earned by candidates through a rigorous process of continuing education 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!

G Alexander "Sandy" Hill, MCFI
Vice President, Dir of Education
Nat'l Association of Flight Instructors


Nov 2004:

PAS owner/chief-instructor renewed his Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) credentials for another year. This recognition allows him to provide various types of training for the purpose of satisfying insurance and related pilot training requirements.

Nov. 2003:

PAS owner/chief-instructor completed the Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) at the Cirrus factory. This recognition allows him to provide various types of training for the purpose of satisfying insurance and related pilot training requirements.

July 21, 2003 :

Matthew McDaniel, Master CFI ( 21Jul03 )
Cudahy, WI
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Matthew McDaniel, owner of Progressive Aviation Services and a resident of Cudahy, WI. Recently, Matt was designated a Master CFI (Certificated Flight
Instructor) by NAFI, his professional aviation organization.

To help put this achievement in its proper perspective, there are approximately 81,000 CFIs in the United States . Fewer than 400 of them have achieved that distinction thus far. Matt is one of only 7 Wisconsin aviation educators who has earned this prestigious "Master" title.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA that is earned by candidates through a rigorous process of continuing education 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!

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 May of 1995.

G Alexander "Sandy" Hill , MCFI
Vice President, Dir of Education
Nat'l Association of Flight Instructors

Jan. 11, 2003 - Cirrus SR-20 & SR-22 Checklists added to the Merchandise page.  PAS has developed comprehensive checklists for use in Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 aircraft. These checklists were developed using the appropriate Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) and experience gained during hundreds of hours of providing instruction in Cirrus aircraft. They incorporate color-coded sections for Normal , Abnormal & Emergency Procedures. Also included are V-speed charts, a circuit breaker panel diagram and a glide distance chart. The checklist is designed to rest on one thigh while in use and to store easily in any of the standard storage pockets of the aircraft. Anyone hiring PAS for a complete initial training program in a Cirrus aircraft will receive a complimentary checklist copy (hiring PAS for various other training or services may qualify you as well). As with any after-market checklist, these checklist are not FAA nor Cirrus approved and should be used only in conjunction with the approved POH.

 

Aug. 28, 2002 – First PAS students complete training course for Cirrus SR-22.

 

Aug. 20, 2002 – PAS is introduced to the Cirrus Owner’s and Pilot’s Association (COPA) through the use of on-line discussion forums.

 

Aug. 2002 – Progressive Aviation Services, LLC created. Website first went on-line the third week of the month.

  

Website Updates:  

May 25, 2015: Added new content to Published Works pages.

August 17, 2013: Added information about the IFR Approach Clinic to the Seminars page..

December 16, 2010: Added new content to Published Works pages.

March 13, 2009: Added new content to Published Works pages.

November 30, 2008: Added Published Works page to the website.

July 28, 2008: Created a new section with new photos on the Photo Gallery page.

July 10, 2008: Added more images to the Photo Gallery page.

March 12, 2005: Rolled out new website look and format!

July 30, 2004 : Updated information on the Pricing page.

January 31st, 2004 : Split the Cirrus section of the Photo Gallery to two separate pages, and added new photos to the Flying the Cirrus: 2003-Present page.

January 21st, 2004 : New images added to the "A Flying Career" section of the Photo Gallery page.

August 28, 2003 : New images added to the Photo Gallery page.

August 11, 2003- Updated the Credentials, Testimonials, and Merchandise pages.

July 27, 2003- Updated Flight Time statistics on the Credentials page.

May 16, 2003- PAS major announcements on upcoming Fun Fly and Seminar events.  Information added to the Seminars and Fun Flight pages.  And finally, a new image was added to the Photo Gallery page.

April 13, 2003 : Added more images to the Photo Gallery page.

March 12, 2003 : Added a new testimonial for Matt McDaniel to the Testimonials page.

Feb. 22, 2003 : Added more images to the Photo Gallery page.

Feb. 19, 2003 : Added testimonial for Matt McDaniel to the Testimonials page.  Updated Flight Time statistics on the Credentials page.

Jan. 11, 2003 : Added more images to the Photo Gallery page, and added information on clothing and checklists to the Merchandise page.

Jan. 4, 2003 : Added more images to the Photo Gallery page.

Dec. 29, 2002 : Added new testimonial from Scott & Dorothy Zimmerman to Testimonials page.

Dec. 16, 2002 :

  • Added new testimonial from John Cibulskis to Testimonials page.
  • Added link for Blue Sky Design to Links page .

Dec. 1, 2002 : Added the Photo Gallery page to the site.

Oct. 15, 2002 : Updated Flight Time statistics on the Credentials page.

Sept. 30, 2002 – Added information about Customer Referral Program to PAS News and to Prices page.

Sept. 25, 2002 - 

  • Added new testimonial from customer Alex Unterberger to Testimonials page.

Sept. 20, 2002 - 

  • Added new testimonial from customer Konrad Schmidt to Testimonials page.

Sept. 17, 2002 –

  • Buttons added on Sept. 15 are activated (with exception of “Gallery” which is still under construction).
  • Customer testimonial by Lou W. Allstadt added to Testimonials page.
  • News & Updates (this page) added to keep customers informed about happenings with P.A.S. and to help them easily find updated area in the website since their last visit.

Sept. 15, 2002 - Several “buttons” added for future site pages that will detail Merchandise for sale, Insurance approvals, a photo gallery and Cpt. Punkin’ Head’s Flight Deck (our fun page).

Sept. 12, 2002 – Text color changed from black to white throughout website for easier readability.

Sept. 11, 2002 – Customer testimonial by David Van Gaalen and photo added to Testimonials page.

Sept. 3, 2002 – PAS website gets a completely new look. Many minor changes and additions are incorporated into the site as well.

Aug. 2002 – Progressive Aviation Services, LLC created. Website first went on-line the third week of the month.

 

  Matthew McDaniel
(414) 339-4990
Matt@progaviation.com