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John and Martha Receive the Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation

Co-Owners and Founders of King Schools Honored at the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner November 27, 2018 Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Virginia John & Martha were presented The Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award at the National Aeronautic Association Fall Award dinner.  The award was established on October 16, 1954, by the Board…  [ Read More ]

Seeing Flying with Fresh Eyes

The Experience Is Everything Article appeared in Flying Magazine September, 2018 by John King There was a lot of blood in the water as we flew over the bowhead whale being harvested for the sustenance of the native Iñupiat community of Barrow, Alaska. It was a thought-provoking and broadening experience of the type we found we were…  [ Read More ]


ON THE PATH TO FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATION REFORM Article appeared in Flying Magazine July, 2018 by Martha King When John came to in the hospital a number of years ago after a lapse of consciousness, you will appreciate that the very first concern he expressed was for his aviation medical certificate.  Perhaps the most significant and…  [ 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 Schools2018/12/05 @ 9:58
Effective immediately, an amendment to § 61.57 enables pilots to accomplish instrument experience in an ATD by performing the same tasks—at the same 6-month intervals—that are required for FFS, FTD, and aircraft.

With this change, the FAA aims to relieve "burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices." According to the administration, "use of these training devices has proven to be an effective, safe, and affordable means of obtaining pilot experience."

This is the second effective date for Part 61 changes stemming from FAA-2016-6142-0111. In July, the administration removed the requirement for an authorized instructor to be present when a pilot accomplishes his or her instrument recency experience in an ATD.

Even with these changes remember to be smart, safe, and have FUN!
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King Schools2018/12/01 @ 7:46
We at King Schools are all honored that John & Martha have received this prestigious award.
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King Schools2018/11/23 @ 5:14
You might feel yourself extra thankful today if you’ve ever felt the freedom of flight. From everyone at King Schools, have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

#happythanksgiving #funflying #kingschools #cessna #mountainflying #socal #cessna172 #flighttraining #aircraftmechanic
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2018/11/22 @ 23:00
Happy Thanksgiving fellow pilots!! Eat a lot of turkey, enjoy time with loved ones, and have FUN! #Thanksgiving #funflying #avgeek #flighttraining #testprep
2018/11/22 @ 4:37
You may be grinning like this when you leave the office at 3 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. #funflying #kingschools #avgeek #ThanksgivingEve #Thanksgiving2018 https://t.co/IO9bOmBBdY FunFlying photo
2018/11/01 @ 2:47
Happy Halloween from all the ghouls at King Schools! Have a safe and FUN night! #Halloween2018 #officehalloween #kingschools #funflying https://t.co/CeqSf5T6CO FunFlying photo
2018/10/31 @ 8:47
Apply for WAI Scholarships! Remember to apply for scholarships by the November 12 deadline. In 2019, The Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors is valued at over $18,000.

Make sure your applications are submitted on time and complete.
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2018/10/25 @ 1:11
What in the name of Sam Hill is ground training if you can't have a little fun?! https://t.co/dJFVt5e0FT
2018/10/17 @ 6:13
You will want to join us in congratulating our fearless leaders and co-chairmen John and Martha King for being named recipients of the National Aeronautic Association’s 2018 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award! #BizAv #NBAA2018
2018/10/17 @ 1:22
You're Hired! We're currently in the market for a talented Multimedia Graphic Artist! Please head to https://t.co/1HfcNkUO1h for more information and to submit a resume! #graphicartist #job #sandiego #newhire #kingschools https://t.co/MqhQEZtdix FunFlying photo
2018/09/27 @ 3:12
@VirVit You should complete all the modules and test prep associated with our Private Pilot Course in about 1 month. The course itself is 15 hours total, but we want each of our customers to take their time and understand the concepts, not just memorize answers.
2018/09/20 @ 3:34
@Rodocop You are correct, thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. We are in the process of moving this question to the appropriate lab in both the Drone Pilot Initial and Recurrent courses.
2018/09/20 @ 2:35
If you're attending the California Capital Airshow this weekend at Mather Airport, be sure to stop by on Sunday morning and see our good friend Jolie Lucas' ( @Mooney4me) talk on Exiting the Hold: Reaching Your Aviation Goals. Door prize from King Schools!