Media reports and stories

NOTAMS Are Garbage

Nobody Pays Any Attention To Them Article appeared in Flying Magazine February, 2019 by John King “That’s what NOTAMS are.  They are just a bunch of garbage that nobody pays any attention to.”  It would be a dramatic statement regardless of who said it.  But this was Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board…  [ Read More ]

ADS-B—WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

MEETING YET ANOTHER MANDATE Article appeared in Flying Magazine November, 2018 by Martha King For tens of thousands of aircraft owners the deadline has been looming.  ADS-B will be required on January 1, 2020 in airspace that now requires a transponder, It was clear for John and me, in particular, that we wanted to meet…  [ Read More ]

John and Martha King Called “Distinguished” by NAA

December 19, 2018 San Diego CA – At the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner on November 27, 2018, the NAA added 4 more individuals to the list of Distinguished Statesmen of Aviation.  The list includes Mark Burns, the President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, William Garvey, the Editor-in-Chief of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine, and…  [ Read More ]

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 ]