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Pilots Go To King Schools for Garmin G5000 and Aviation Weather Radar Courses

July 25, 2019 – AirVenture, Oshkosh WI – Learning to use new avionics systems can be a challenge for pilots.  Garmin makes courses available for their customers but delivering them to pilots requires access to the Internet.  The King Schools internet learning platform, iLearn, makes it easy for pilots to take the new Garmin-produced G5000…  [ Read More ]

NAFI Members Can Now Apply for a King Schools Scholarship Valued at $18,000

NAFI Members Can Now Apply for a King Schools Scholarship Valued at $18,000 July 25, 2019 EAA AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI – A well deserving National Association of Flight Instructors Member CFI or aspiring CFI will be awarded The King Schools/NAFI Scholarship valued at more than $18,000 in early 2020. The scholarship consists of $5,000…  [ Read More ]

John and Martha Take on a Partner at King Schools

July 25, 2019 EAA AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI – Pilots who have known John and Martha and have used King Schools courses over the decades will be interested to know that the Kings have taken steps to ensure the continuity of the company.  According to Martha, “We’re no longer young kids just starting out—even if…  [ Read More ]

22 % Off Sale on any King Schools Courses!

King Schools is having their biggest sale of the year.  22% Off any King Schools Course! Use the code King19 to get your discount.  Enter the code at checkout at KingSchools.com or  when you call (800) 854-1001.  The sale expires on July 30th, 2019.

Keeping Your “Bargain” Jet Flying

Tempering Passion With Reality Article appeared in Flying Magazine Aircraft Buyers Guide, March 2019 John and Martha King There are a plenty of reasons to want to own and fly a jet.  Jets are made for capable, reliable transportation.  They come equipped ready to do the job—with pressurization, anti-icing and deicing, and substantial turbine-style cockpit…  [ Read More ]

Now Hiring a C# .NET Software Developer Aviation Fan

Do you have a passion for aviation?  This might be the ideal job for you.  King Schools has a position available for a C# .NET Software Developer in San Diego, California.  The ideal candidate would be a certificated pilot, have experience in the aviation industry and a passion for flying.  King Schools provides significant support,…  [ Read More ]

Melissa Martin Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for a Female Flight Instructor

Melissa Martin Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for a Female Flight Instructor May 8, 2019 San Diego, California Melissa (Missy) Martin of Polaris, Montana was awarded the 4th annual Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference in Long Beach, California. This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward…  [ Read More ]

The Kings in ECOPA Plane & Pilot News

John & Martha visited the good people at the East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) Spring Banquet in March, and what an event!   Read the coverage about the event below:    

AOPA Drone Program Adds King Schools’ Recurrent Drone Course

Members receive a discount on KING drone test prep courses April 4, 2019 SUN ‘n FUN Lakeland, FL. – AOPA drone pilot members now get a discount on King Schools Drone Pilot License Recurrent Test Prep Course.  This recurrent course and the KING Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course are now available to members at…  [ Read More ]

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 ]

King Schools Debuts a New Aviation Instructor

CEO and Flight Instructor Barry Knuttila Now Appearing in Courses April 4, 2019, SUN ‘n FUN – Lakeland, FL – King Schools customers will be seeing a new flight instructor in King Schools’ online video courses. CEO Barry Knuttila has taken on an additional role as one of the on-camera instructors for King Schools. Barry…  [ Read More ]

NOTAMS Are Garbage

Nobody Pays Any Attention To Them Article appeared in Flying Magazine February, 2019 by John King “That’s what NOTAMS are.  They are just a bunch of garbage that nobody pays any attention to.”  It would be a dramatic statement regardless of who said it.  But this was Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board…  [ Read More ]

Al Malmberg Radio Interview with John & Martha King

You will want to hear about John & Martha’s interview with Al Malmberg. They discuss John’s journey getting his medical back, and ATC.  Click here for the full interview – John & Martha Radio Interview.


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 ]

John and Martha King Called “Distinguished” by NAA

December 19, 2018 San Diego CA – At the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner on November 27, 2018, the NAA added 4 more individuals to the list of Distinguished Statesmen of Aviation.  The list includes Mark Burns, the President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, William Garvey, the Editor-in-Chief of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine, and…  [ Read More ]

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 ]


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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 Schools2019/08/18 @ 3:05
Heads up: Justin from the fantastic @pilottopilot podcast interviewed John & Martha at Oshkosh, and it's now available to stream. This packed 30 minute episode covers a lot of ground, and you don't want to miss it. Let us know what you think!
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King Schools2019/08/16 @ 2:08
Such an honor, OBAP - Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals!
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King Schools2019/08/16 @ 2:00
Free Saturn Rocket! (you pay shipping)
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2019/08/13 @ 0:26
@realBenMeister Nicely done, Ben! We appreciate the great feedback. Have fun with Instrument!
2019/08/03 @ 8:11
@Mooney4me It's an online PDF, so mobile may not work right
2019/08/01 @ 22:01
Heads up! The FAA will start requiring the ICAO flight plan format for VFR and IFR flights starting next month. Brush up on filing ICAO here:

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2019/07/31 @ 22:01
Recreational drone pilots, this is huge. You can now use LAANC to fly in controlled airspace

Don't know what LAANC is, or how to use it? We have a FREE course for you!
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2019/07/31 @ 0:02
Today is the last day for our 22% off sale! Call or order online before 8pt tonight - use discount code TWOSH19
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2019/07/27 @ 22:01
Just a few more days to get 22% off your next King Schools course! Use code TWOSH19 online or when you call.
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2019/07/23 @ 22:02
In case you missed it - 22% off right now!
This includes our freshly filmed IFR Rating Ground School & Test Prep course, pictured here. (Use discount code TWOSH19 online or when you call in)
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2019/07/20 @ 23:00
Pilots and Future Pilots, come get your study material!
Every King Schools course is currently 22% off. Just use the discount code KING19 when you call or checkout online:

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2019/07/19 @ 22:30
Our big sale begins today! Get 22% off all King Schools Courses. Use discount code TWOSH19 online or when you call in.
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2019/06/29 @ 3:00
The WAI Scholarships are now live!
Female pilots, be sure to apply for the Martha King Female Flight Instructor Scholarship. If chosen, you will receive $5,000 of financial assistance in a flight instructor certificate:

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2019/06/25 @ 1:40
New FREE Course just uploaded! High-Speed Flight is now available at the link below (Can you figure out what aircraft this panel belongs to?)

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2019/06/19 @ 1:15
Click to read Martha's Flying Magazine article about the Civil Air Patrol, and some of it's missions that may surprise you.

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2019/06/18 @ 3:00
Discussion time: do you think Spin Training should be required for a Private Pilot License?

Oh, and, we have a course for Stalls & Spins: https://t.co/WNHWj9QPsB https://t.co/GF4KbFr0Kp
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2019/06/14 @ 4:00
Looking for a Bargain Jet? Enjoy this great Flying Magazine article written by John & Martha

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