Blog & Stories

Here are the posts, stories, videos and other contributions that John King and Martha King have created or are about them.

King Schools Releases New Drone Pilot Training Course

Drone Pilots Now Have a Quick and Convenient Way to Prepare for The FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Knowledge Test Press Release – January 12, 2016 San Diego CA Drone pilots who want to fly their drones for non-recreational purposes can quickly and conveniently pass their remote pilot test with the new King School’s online Drone…  [ Read More ]

The Great Debate – John King & Rod Machado on the ACS.

Aviation Expo – Palm Springs International Airport, California October 22, 2016 This past summer,  about the time the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) were implemented, AOPA Pilot Magazine and Flying Magazine collaborated on a extraordinarily unique idea.  Both magazines simultaneously published in their July, 2016 issues the same article – Dogfight – The Great ACS Debate. The story featured…  [ Read More ]

WHEN TLAR BEATS PERFECTION

Why Pilots Shouldn’t Always Try To Be Perfect Article appeared in Flying Magazine September, 2016 by John King  “We’re going to be in the Hudson.” It was Captain Sully Sullenberger announcing that they were going to deadstick U.S. Airways 1549 into the Hudson River. It is a story most of us are familiar with. After the loss…  [ Read More ]

Pilot Fatigue and the Unspoken Goal

The most important part of being pilot in command Article appeared in Flying Magazine July, 2016 by Martha King – The view out the windscreen from 38,000 feet wasn’t really scary, but it was fatiguing. Nexrad confirmed what we were seeing. After our fuel stop in Wichita, Kansas, we would have to pick our way around air-mass…  [ Read More ]

Women in Aviation Celebration, A Look Back.

We celebrate the recent Girls in Aviation Day and the incredible cover of Aviation for Women magazine in the May/June edition   September 27, 2016 San Diego, CA On Saturday, September 24th, Women in Aviation celebrated the 5th annual International Girls in Aviation Day . The goal was to connect with teen girls to encourage them to pursue careers in aviation. Created by Women…  [ Read More ]

ACS —Warding Off Tragedy

Improving Knowledge Tests to Save Lives Article appeared in Flying Magazine May, 2016 by John King – “John, Dr. Williams is dead. I thought you’d want to know.” The news hit me like a thunderbolt. The caller was an FAA inspector. Just two weeks earlier, I had asked him to talk with Dr. Williams. Dr. Williams was…  [ Read More ]

Loss of Control

When You Ask for Too Much Article appeared in Flying Magazine April, 2016 by Martha King – It was the slightest of rumbles.  Both John and I felt it.  John, who was at the controls, eased the control yoke forward slightly and the rumble stopped.  We landed safely and taxied into the ramp.  We had a plane…  [ Read More ]

The New King ACS Course Now Available!

It has been personal. It has been passionate. It has taken a long time. Many caring, competent members of the aviation training community have given countless hours of their time, traveling many thousands of miles. Every one of them has been stirred by needless accidents, where lives might have been saved if only those pilots…  [ Read More ]

A Sporting Chance

Up Close and Personal with the Military Article appeared in Flying Magazine February, 2016 by Martha King – “You just flew through a Military Training Route.” The controller was agitated. Since whatever had happened had happened, and we were already within 10 miles of Thermal’s non-towered airport, John told the controller we were leaving his…  [ Read More ]