Martha King

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 ]

It Takes an Aviation Village

Why Aviation Community Matters Article appeared in Flying Magazine July, 2017 by Martha King – It was scary.  We were more than a mile from the short runway and we were skimming the treetops in the Chinese-made Socata Trinidad look-alike.  We were so low we couldn’t even see the runway.  It took me a little…  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]