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Lex Crosett NAFI MGIAlexander Crosett, MCFI 4/2022-4/2026, MGI 8/2023-8/2025:

This is Crosett’s second Master Flight Instructor accreditation. Crosett has been flight instructing since the age of 18 and enjoys working with pilots at every learning stage. Crosett is an FAA Gold Seal flight instructor and he holds airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates in both airplanes and helicopters.

Crosett is a recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA, awarded to those who have demonstrated professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 years or more.

In addition to flight instructing to pay for his college education, Crosett flew for air ambulance, freight, charter organizations, and for a commuter airline in New England. Crosett is an FAASTeam volunteer representative and is active as an Angel Flight and Patient Airlift Services command pilot. 

Crosett is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot and teaches in Cirrus SR aircraft at Mike Goulian Aviation, a Cirrus Platinum Training Center in Massachusetts.

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Ric Blamer NAFI MCFIRic Blamer, MCFI 4/2024-4/2026:

Blamer is the airport manager and an independent flight instructor at Geauga County Airport in northeast Ohio. He shares his passion for aviation as the Young Eagles coordinator, IMC and VMC Club coordinator for EAA Chapter 5, as well as being a FAASTeam service provider. He takes his role as an aviation ambassador on the road to local schools, Rotary Clubs, and other organizations. His passion for teaching and flying is infectious.

Blamer holds CFI, CFII, AGI, and IGI instructor certifications; ASEL, ASES, and Part 107 pilot certificates. He started the Geauga Aviators flying club which has grown to 15 members and is looking to add one or two more aircraft. Recently he was instrumental in forming the Geauga Aviation Foundation. Its mission is to promote aviation and provide a connection to the non-flying community through educational programs.

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