Gary Michael Brossett, Master Aviation Educator

Gary M Brossett, a two-time Master and an AMTSociety member, recently renewed his Master Aviation Educator (MAE) accreditation. An A&P with IA as well as a certificated pilot, Gary is a quality engineer specializing in maintenance and safety systems training at Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center ( He also serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA's Atlanta FSDO area.

Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Gary M Brossett, a Pratt & Whitney quality engineer and resident of Midland, Georgia. Recently, Gary's accreditation as a Master Aviation Educator (MAE) was renewed 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 2010, has held it continuously since then, and is one of only 129 worldwide to earn the credential two times.

Master Aviation Educator accreditation recognizes those individuals who work as professional teachers of aviation in industry but who do not necessarily hold FAA instructor certification. Fewer than 700 aviation educators worldwide have achieved one or more of the Master accreditations thus far. The last 17 national Flight Instructors of the Year were Masters (see: while Gary is one of only 13 Georgia teachers of aviation to earn this prestigious "Master" title.

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and must be renewed biennially. Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a 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.'

Questions regarding the Master Instructor Programä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or For more information about the Master Instructor Program and to locate other Masters, please visit the "Find a Master Instructor" section of To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) can be reached through their website at