SALINA, Kan. -- Raylene B. Alexander, associate professor of aviation maintenance and avionics, recently renewed her Master Aviation Educator accreditation. The accreditation recognizes those individuals who are professional educators in the aviation field but who do not necessarily hold FAA flight instructor certification. One of only 131 worldwide to earn the credential two times, she first earned this national professional accreditation in 2010.
A Marine Corps veteran, she is also active in the University Aviation Association and Women in Aviation.
Alexander is one of nine K-State faculty members who hold the "Master" title. Holding the Master Certified Flight Instructor are Kurt Barnhart, professor and head of the department of aviation; Bernard “Barney” King, professor of aviation and the professional pilot program lead; William “Bill” Gross, professor of aviation and chief pilot; Troy Brockway, associate professor of aviation; Thomas Karcz, associate professor of aviation; Eric Shappee, associate professor of aviation; Lowell Hinchee, instructor of aviation; and Andrew Smith, assistant professor of aviation and the aviation maintenance training program lead.
K-State is a top aviation university. Located on the Salina campus adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway, the program has a modern fleet of more than 40 learning aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country. K-State Salina offers affordable bachelor’s degrees in aircraft maintenance, airport management, avionics, professional pilot, unmanned aircraft systems, technology management and engineering technology. An airframe and powerplant certificate program is also available. More information on K-State aviation programs is available at www.salina.k-state.edu/aviation.