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MEETING YET ANOTHER MANDATE Article appeared in Flying Magazine November, 2018 by Martha King For tens of thousands of aircraft owners the deadline has been looming.  ADS-B will be required on January 1, 2020 in airspace that now requires a transponder, It was clear for John and me, in particular, that we wanted to meet…  [ Read More ]


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http://www.kingschools.com/?sco=WB&scu=FACEBK01 Born from a Passion for Flying King Schools, Inc. is the world´s leading producer of aviation training videos and computer software. It was first established in 1974, when John and Martha began flying throughout the country to teach ground school courses. A decade later, they began producing video courses in a spare room of their house. Today, King Schools has over 70 employees operating from an 18,000 sq. ft. complex, housing a dedicated video production and duplication facility. In the past 10 years we have delivered more than 2-1/2 million videos with over 4 million hours of video instruction, teaching up to one-half of the instrument students and over one-third of all pilots in the U.S. obtaining training. We are keenly aware of the importance of the work we do. During the time someone is learning to fly, flying is the most important thing in his or her life. We are privileged to play such a significant role in the lives of such committed individuals. We take pride in producing quality work for these special people.
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King Schools2019/03/21 @ 6:09
'Ghost Blimp'? What a great story.
What do you think happened?
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L-8: Mystery of the "Ghost Blimp."
The U.S. Navy blimp L-8 went on a routine anti-submarine patrol on August 16, 1942. Five hours later, it drifted ashore, its two-man crew mysteriously missin...
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King Schools2019/03/20 @ 7:29
What a wonderful story! Aviation heals. "Aspiring Olympic skier Janine Shepherd was nearly killed when she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. Paralyzed and immobile for six months, she was given a grim picture for recovery. But not only did she teach herself to walk again— she learned to fly."
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King Schools2019/03/17 @ 6:03
K-tip #003: Let's get to the BOTTOM of choosing the right altitude for your direction of flight!

-Look at the bottom of the compass where east and west are split
-The right number is ODD - 179°, east altitudes are ODD
-The left number is EVEN - 180 °, west altitudes are EVEN.

Remember to add 500 feet if VFR
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2019/03/17 @ 2:52
K-tip #003: Let's get to the BOTTOM of choosing the right altitude for your direction of flight!
-Look at the bottom of the compass where east and west are split
-The right number is ODD - 179°, east altitudes are ODD
-The left number is EVEN - 180 °, west altitudes are EVEN. https://t.co/J5lrTPywEN
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2019/03/09 @ 6:00
Today for International Women's Day, we celebrate our very own Martha King.
Known the world over for her tremendous contributions to the Aviation Community, and an inspiration to fellow Female Pilots, we honor Martha today. https://t.co/YRZXbp0pZp
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2019/03/08 @ 1:41
You might enjoy this great article from our 2018 @WomenInAviation Scholarship winner, Sarina Houston - anyone else have a Reverse Bucket List?

https://t.co/7bKUwqUpzU https://t.co/6RGy3E1utm
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2019/03/07 @ 0:59
@the_jthune @av8rjazz What kind of sweatshirts would you want to see? A hoodie or pullover? We actually have some new merch ideas in the works now.
2019/03/06 @ 8:51
@the_jthune @av8rjazz Thanks a lot! Stay tuned for more tips like it.
2019/03/06 @ 6:05
K-tip #002: Calculate Descent the Easy Way:
1. Subtract your current altitude from airport elevation (or TPA)
2. Multiply by 3, knock a few zeros off

You now have the amount of nautical miles needed to descend at a 3 degree angle. For a typical trainer, 500fpm will work well. https://t.co/HcLQkCKJr5
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2019/02/27 @ 1:55
"As filed" - name a more satisfying sentence... we'll wait.
2019/02/26 @ 2:42
What if your GPS approach fixes were EATNN - TTUNA - SNWCH and hold at MAYYO? Any other comically names fixes we need to know about? https://t.co/RQjoqM2toK
2019/02/17 @ 0:00
Drone pilots, you have probably heard the FAA now requires registration to be affixed to the outside of your drone. Be assured, we have updated our all our pertinent courses, and they will reflect the change by February 23rd. https://t.co/aFARFEGbM6 FunFlying photo
2019/02/16 @ 5:05
How about a 747 house?
N93106 was a TWA 747-100 that is now enjoying retirement in Malibu as a house. Checkout the engine inlet cowl fireplace!

https://t.co/reQLBv2d01 https://t.co/F4mNZ6H3Ge
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