Aviation Solutions would like to extend our congratulations to Flight Instructor Contessa Bishop on receiving the 2017 Chief Flight Instructor’s Award. This national award is presented annually to recognize outstanding flight training educators who have displayed superior professionalism, skill, and dedication. The award recognizes those who contribute in a positive way to Aviation Solutions’ Flight Instructor Refresher Course, their schools, students, colleagues, the aviation community, and industry at large.
Contessa excelled in all portions of the program she attended in 2017. Not just in knowledge, but in the way she constantly contributed to group discussions and worked with her peers, including new flight instructors, to help raise the level of professionalism for all those in attendance. As a Class 1 flight instructor, Contessa has worked with many students over the years. Beyond that, she has been very involved in the aviation community, such as participating as a regular panelist at Wings Magazine’s annual Aviation Career Expo for young people. She has been an exceptional brand ambassador for the aviation industry, and the flight instructing specialty.
“Thank you so much, this is an honour” said Contessa when she learned of the recognition. “I will proudly add this to my CV… what a piece of inspiration!”
Contessa was chosen from the nearly 100 flight instructors that attended a FIRC program in 2017. “The award is chosen based on nine criteria” Michael Schuster, chair of the selection committee said. “There was a very strong group of candidates again this year, but Contessa really stood out as we looked through all of the eligible candidates.” In addition to the recognition, Contessa will also receive a complimentary FIRC for her next flight instructor rating renewal.
Aviation Solutions is proud to recognize and promote quality flight instruction and professional flight instructors through this award. Past recipients can be found on the Aviation Solutions website.