Media reports and stories

John and Martha Receive the Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation

Co-Owners and Founders of King Schools Honored at the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner November 27, 2018 Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Virginia John & Martha were presented The Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award at the National Aeronautic Association Fall Award dinner.  The award was established on October 16, 1954, by the Board…  [ Read More ]

Seeing Flying with Fresh Eyes

The Experience Is Everything Article appeared in Flying Magazine September, 2018 by John King There was a lot of blood in the water as we flew over the bowhead whale being harvested for the sustenance of the native Iñupiat community of Barrow, Alaska. It was a thought-provoking and broadening experience of the type we found we were…  [ Read More ]

OUR DEEPLY PERSONAL FAA TOUCHPOINT

ON THE PATH TO FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATION REFORM Article appeared in Flying Magazine July, 2018 by Martha King When John came to in the hospital a number of years ago after a lapse of consciousness, you will appreciate that the very first concern he expressed was for his aviation medical certificate.  Perhaps the most significant and…  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Pilots Now Have an Easy Way to Prepare for Their EASA PPL Conversion Exam

October 17, 2016 San Diego, CA  Pilots holding an FAA (or any other ICAO State) pilot certificate seeking to convert to an EASA Private Pilot License (PPL), can now study for the three required theoretical tests using web-based training developed by E-gle—a team of experts from the EuroPilot Center.  The course “EASA PPL Conversion Course”…  [ Read More ]