Blog & Stories

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

Free LAANC Course Shows Drone Pilots How to Quickly Get ATC Clearance to Fly in Controlled Airspace

September 17, 2018 San Diego, CA  Drone pilots can take a new free King Schools course titled Using LAANC to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace to learn how to use the FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.  The online course includes HD video and bullet points followed by interactive questions to test your knowledge….  [ Read More ]

Flight training industry leader Martha King named to CAP Board of Governors

August 24, 2018,  ANAHEIM, Calif. – Martha King, co-chair and co-owner of a major E-learning-focused aviation school, has been appointed to Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors. King succeeds retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Teresa Marné Peterson, whose second three-year on the Board of Governors expires in November. “The Civil Air Patrol has a long…  [ Read More ]

LET’S QUIT TALKING ABOUT SAFETY

Article appeared in Flying Magazine January 2018 by John King “There can be no compromise with safety.” “Safety is our number one priority.” You hear these kinds of quotes all the time from well-meaning people—very often people like the Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of the FAA. The assertions are meant to be comforting, and…  [ Read More ]

John & Martha King Receive Crystal Eagle Award

Aero Club of Northern California Presents 35th Award The award presentation starts at 3:35, the King’s acceptance and talk starts at 5:10. John and Martha King, co-chairmen and co-owners of King Schools, were selected as recipients of the 35th annual Crystal Eagle Award presented by the Aero Club of Northern California. The Kings accepted the…  [ Read More ]

THE GREATEST AIRPORT PARTY EVER

DOWN HOME AVIATION AT ITS BEST IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND Article appeared in Flying Magazine November 2017 by Martha King This normally non-towered airport was probably the busiest it had ever been. The airport needed to land an airplane about every minute and a half to accommodate the arrivals in the time available between sunrise and…  [ Read More ]

Polishing Off The Rust

Managing My Return to the Cockpit Article appeared in Flying Magazine September, 2017 by John King “Making power…airspeed alive…eighty knots…vee one…rotate…positive rate.” Martha, as pilot-monitoring, was making the call-outs for my first takeoff in our old Falcon 10 in over a year.  And the takeoff wasn’t pretty. When it’s lightly loaded, the Falcon 10 takes off…  [ Read More ]

John and Martha King Oppose Air Traffic Control Privatization

With Congress back in session, the general aviation community must continue to express its opposition to H.R. 2997 and its air traffic control (ATC) privatization plan. Under a privatized ATC system, Congress will not be able to protect general aviation (GA) access, and these are a few ways access could be reduced: The private corporation…  [ Read More ]