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All-New Instrument Rating Course Now Available from King Schools

Online course includes lifetime updates April 4 SUN ‘n FUN, Lakeland FL – Aspiring instrument rating pilots now have a completely updated King course to use in preparing for their FAA knowledge test. This all-HD version of the King Schools online Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course was completed in March of 2019,…  [ 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 Schools2019/04/26 @ 2:00
K-tip #006 ✈️ Tap the brakes after takeoff, before retracting the landing gear:

-In cold weather, a spinning tire can throw water and sludge into the wheel well that might freeze

-It reduces vibration and stress on the landing gear struts

-A non-spinning tire has more room in the wheel well

This is a good habit even for fixed gear airplanes as well, it can make takeoff more comfortable for your passengers.
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King Schools2019/04/24 @ 13:00
Where the magic is made! 360 view of our studio here at King Schools.
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King Schools2019/04/24 @ 6:50
Do you remember how to taxi in a strong wind? That's OK, refresh your memory here:
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Taxiing In A Strong Wind - Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep
From the King Schools Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course: https://tinyurl.com/kingppl Do you know how to Taxi in a crosswind? This is an importan...
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2019/04/25 @ 0:41
FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline

2019/04/24 @ 4:10
Do you remember how to taxi in a strong wind? That's OK, refresh your memory here: https://t.co/iiqtqd0Cm7 https://t.co/NNVPLCDT5z
2019/04/18 @ 9:00
Folks - our Valentine's Day commercial is up for a Telly Award - go to the link below to vote 5 stars!

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2019/04/17 @ 23:02
Today's #wvw is above the Salton Sea.
This 340 sq/mile lake in SoCal makes for a unique flying destination, but with an interesting history.
Once a cyclical lake/lake-bed, then an accidental lake with glorious resorts on it's shores, it is now something from the apocalypse. https://t.co/MW2CDEfr7H
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2019/04/16 @ 1:32
Why We Love To Fly Helicopters
Flying helicopters gives us the wonderful opportunity and to discover flowers in California’s current wildflower superbloom. Martha took this shot last week while John hovered the R-22, just south of the Fellows VORTAC, south of the Cuyama River. https://t.co/SKMtuUSUON
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2019/04/16 @ 1:31
@Calieburger Good day, we'd be happy to help. You can call us at 800.854.1001 or send an email to custserv @kingschools.com. Let us know what we can do for you.
2019/04/11 @ 1:00
Throwback Martha wants you to know that our 21% off sale ends today - here's a handy link: https://t.co/mKirdbFZs7 https://t.co/NcLvxoBwLN FunFlying photo
2019/04/08 @ 23:01
In case you missed it, our 21% off sale continues. CFIs, did you know you can buy your FIRCs ahead of time? https://t.co/GJV5IzLafO FunFlying photo
2019/04/04 @ 2:12
Want a taste of our freshly filmed IFR Ground School? New YouTube Video posted:

2019/04/02 @ 0:01
21% off sale starts today! Our brand new IFR Ground School & Test Prep Course is also finished today. VFR pilots, coincidence or no?

https://t.co/mKirdbFZs7 https://t.co/PnYrHz6igg
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2019/03/29 @ 0:00
Who's going to Sun N' Fun next week? If so, be sure to make the time to come see John & Martha. Check out the photo for their schedule, and see you there! #SNF19 https://t.co/XXBZyh5vtB FunFlying photo
2019/03/27 @ 1:20
Great story! Mother-daughter team on the flight deck. https://t.co/CexxKqfAHs
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John R. Watret @ERAUWatret
Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother daughter flight crew. Great flight. Inspiring for you women. https://t.co/4Gk1vHCcZ1
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.