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King Schools & Textron Aviation Celebrate 20 years of Helping People Achieve Their Dream of Flying

For Immediate Release July 26, 2018 AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI.  Twenty years ago King Schools and Cessna Aircraft Company created the first fully integrated, computer-based flight training system by combining flight lesson tracking at the flight school with home-study courses for their customers. The original courses were designed to help people attain their FAA Private…  [ Read More ]

New Aviation Mechanics Courses Help Careers Takeoff!

For Immediate Release July 26, 2018 AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI. Aspiring aviation mechanics have a new way to prepare for their FAA Oral, Practical, & Written Tests.  King Schools has released online versions of their popular General, Airframe, and Powerplant Knowledge & Test Prep Video Courses.  The online A&P Mechanics courses include updated video lessons…  [ Read More ]

NAFI Members Are Eligible for a Scholarship Valued at $18,000 from King Schools and NAFI

For Immediate Release July 26, 2018 AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI – A well deserving NAFI Member CFI or aspiring CFI will be awarded a scholarship valued at $18,000. The scholarship consists of $5,000 cash for the attainment of an initial or advanced instructor rating and lifetime access to the entire King Schools library of over…  [ Read More ]

King Online Drone Course Customers Can Now Study When Offline Too

May 4, 2018 – AUVSI Conference, Denver CO. – Aspiring Drone Pilots now have a convenient way to continue their studies even when they are offline by using the free KING Companion App for iPad or iPhone together with King Schools’ Online Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course. The app allows drone pilots who are…  [ Read More ]

Sarina Houston Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors

April 27, 2018 San Diego, California – For Immediate Release Sarina Houston of Pittsboro, North Carolina was awarded the 3rd Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference. This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward flight training and free, lifetime access to all King Schools courses including FIRCs for…  [ Read More ]

King Schools Goes Completely Online

Ensures Every Course Is Always Up-To-Date April 12, 2018 SUN ‘n FUN – Lakeland, FL – After over 40 years spent evolving pilot courses from in-person delivery, to VHS tapes, to computer installations, King Schools has said goodbye to discs and is delivering 100% of their pilot courses online.  Co-Chairman Martha King said, “It means…  [ Read More ]

Online Cessna Flight Training System Now Available To All Flight Schools

April 12, 2018, SUN ‘n FUN – Lakeland, FL  The latest online edition of the Cessna Flight Training System that has, for decades, helped thousands of pilots achieve their goals, is now available to all flight schools.  The online curriculum integrates flight and ground studies and ensures that learning pilots and their instructors know what…  [ Read More ]

Pete Muntean Awarded the National Association of Flight Instructors and King Schools Scholarship

April 12, 2018, SUN ‘n FUN – Lakeland, FL – Pete Muntean of Washington, D.C. is the winner of the King Schools and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) 2017 CFI scholarship.  This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward flight training and free, lifetime access to all King Schools courses, including lifetime FIRCs.  The estimated…  [ 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 ]