Blog & Stories

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

Safety Cause du Jour

Does our government’s response to safety issues sometimes cause more fatalities? Article appeared in Flying Magazine March, 2017 by Martha King It is the classic way to screw up an approach in a heavy, fast airplane.  As they approached the outer marker at Buffalo at a higher than normal speed, Captain Marvin Renslow, 47, and First…  [ Read More ]

Flying Jets—What’s the Big Deal?

You Don’t Have to be “Superpilot” Article appeared in Flying Magazine January, 2017 by John King     “John, AFA.”  My hands were shaking.  I was sweating.  I was clearly intimidated by being in the left seat of this Lear 24.  I had no idea what “AFA” meant.  My questioning look at my instructor prompted his explanation. …  [ Read More ]

My Odyssey Through The FAA Medical Certification Maze

John King recounts the story of how he fought the FAA to regain his medical certificate — and prevailed. Article appeared on the Flying Magazine website – March 9, 2017 by John King “You gave us all quite a scare last night.”  I gradually became aware that I was in a hospital and Martha was explaining…  [ Read More ]

Now Hiring – Aviation Course Developer

Job Title: Aviation Course Developer   Job Summary: Our internationally known company provides academic training for pilot qualifications at all levels from new pilots to corporate jet pilots and airline captains. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and maintaining course content and production scripts on required aviation training topics.  The scripts will be…  [ Read More ]

New FREE BasicMed King Schools Course Now Available

Hello Fellow Pilots, You’ve probably heard the news.  As of May 1, 2017 third-class medical reform, now known as BasicMed, goes into effect.  It is a victory for the aviation organizations like AOPA and EAA that pressed so hard for it, and for all pilots that have found FAA medical certification an intimidating and frustrating…  [ Read More ]

1Step Prep and King Schools Releases new Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 training courses.

Airline Pilots Now Have a New Way to Prepare for their Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Type Ratings  1Step Prep creates courses hosted and distributed by King Schools  March 23, 2017  San Diego CA. – Pilots who are required to go through initial or recurrent training on the Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737 Next-Generation or…  [ Read More ]

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 ]