Dwayne Morrison earns NAFI master instructor accreditation

Kesha Williams
February 20, 2014

dwayne-morrison-earns-naf The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is proud to announce that NAFI member Dwayne Morrison, a flight instructor in the ECSU Aviation Science program, has earned accreditation as a NAFI Master Flight Instructor. This is Morrison's third consecutive NAFI Master Instructor accreditation. Dwayne Morrison has been involved in the aviation industry for the past 25 years. He has been employed as an aerospace engineer, airline pilot, flight instructor and 141 chief flight instructor. He is an ATP rated Gold Seal Flight Instructor with over 7,200 flight hours with over 3,500 hours as a flight instructor. Morrison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University in Greensboro NC, and is pursuing a master of science degree in aviation safety from the Florida Institute of Technology. Morrison said he is honored to be selected as a NAFI Master Instructor by the association. "As an aviation educator I strive to provide the best instruction to my students and service to the aviation community. It is always a pleasure to be recognized by your peers in the industry," Morrison said. Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, chairperson of the ECSU Department of Technology and director of Aviation Science program, added that NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation for Morrison is a testament to the fact that our students are receiving flight training under a highly rated flight instructor. This ensures that our aviation science students, especially those planning a professional flying career grasp the material faster, receive credibility, and learn material they might not learn with other instructors. The NAFI Master Flight Instructor program is the longest running and most prestigious FAA accredited master flight instructor program in the industry. The NAFI Master Instructor accreditation is earned by aviation educators based upon a system of advanced professional standards and peer review. The accreditation identifies and publicly recognizes those teachers of flight who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community. The NAFI Master Instructor accreditation is for two years and may be used to renew an FAA flight instructor certificate. Applicants must have been a CFI for two years and have given 1,000 hours of flight instruction. In addition candidates must meet and document activity in four NAFI Master Instructor categories (Instructor, Educator, Service to the Aviation Community, and Professional Activity). The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) purpose is to establish and promote a high level of professionalism among aviation educators and to provide recognition for their contributions to aviation safety, education and training. NAFI members teach in 17 countries in flight schools, universities, FBO's, corporate flight departments, the military and as independent flight instructors. Founded in 1967 NAFI works with industry and government to help shape the direction of flight training and to serve as a voice for flight instruction. For more information about NAFI or the NAFI Master Instructor program call 866-806-6156 or visit www.NAFINet.org