Media reports and stories

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 ]

The New King ACS Course Now Available!

It has been personal. It has been passionate. It has taken a long time. Many caring, competent members of the aviation training community have given countless hours of their time, traveling many thousands of miles. Every one of them has been stirred by needless accidents, where lives might have been saved if only those pilots…  [ Read More ]

Rich Martindell, VP at King Schools Awarded a 2016 General Aviation Award

FAA’s 50 plus year tradition recognizes aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation San Diego – Richard Martindell, King School’s VP of Course Content and Experience has been named FAA 2016 Safety Team Representative of the Year. Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration…  [ Read More ]

Identifying and Managing Risks in Aviation

Dear Fellow Pilots, As pilots we all know in our hearts that flying can be a risky activity. But sadly, identifying and managing the risks associated with flying is not intuitive. For most pilots, recognizing and mitigating flying risks is something we have to learn. Until now there has been little motivation for flight instructors…  [ Read More ]

What flying and gaming have in common—and what they don’t

If you are mentoring potential pilots, or considering doing so, you might want to think about the concept of making aviation “sticky”. The gaming industry has figured out how to keep people engaged for long periods of time, getting personal satisfaction and fun from games. As a pilot you know that flying is deeply rewarding…  [ Read More ]