Tag: Flight Instructor

King Schools Updates Their Online FIRC to Include a Scenario-Based Training Lesson

Lakeland, FL, April 10, 2013 — Today at SUN ‘n FUN,  John and Martha King, Co-Chairmen of King Schools, announced that they have updated the King Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to include a new lesson on scenario-based training (SBT).

 

“Scenario-based training is now part of the FAA Practical Test Standards, but most CFIs have not had training on how to incorporate scenarios in their lesson plans,” commented John. “The King Online FIRC now gives instructors tools and insights on how to implement scenarios that will teach their customers to effectively manage the risks associated with each flight,” continued John.

 

“Our goal is to provide relevant and important content with every lesson,” remarked Martha. “That’s why the King Online FIRC includes topics like SBT, conducting an effective flight review and identifying and changing at-risk behaviors,” concluded Martha.

 

King Schools released the first version of their online FIRC course in May of 2012 and it remains the only FIRC to provide an entirely paperless online renewal process with nothing to notarize and nothing to send in.

 

The King Schools FIRC program has been designed to run on the iPad and on all Windows and Mac Web browsers. It sells for $99 without CFI renewal processing or $124.95 with processing included.

 

For more information, go to www.kingschools.com/FIRC or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

King Schools To Release Online Helicopter FIRC For Flight Instructor Renewals

Lakeland, FL, April 10, 2013 — Today at SUN ‘n FUN, John and Martha King, Co-Chairman of King Schools, announced that they will release an online Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) by early summer. The good news is that helicopter CFIs wanting to renew their certificate online will no longer be forced to muddle through airplane specific topics that often have little or no relevance toward flying helicopters.

“Helicopter pilots and instructors often have to make do with training materials that have an airplane focus,” commented John. “As passionate helicopter pilots and instructors ourselves, we know that can be very frustrating,” continued John.

“We are excited to be able to provide helicopter instructors an alternative that is built just for them ‘from the ground up’,” remarked Martha. “Renewing flight instructors now have the opportunity to try something new, and we hope they will find our alternative to be engaging, educational and fun,” continued Martha.

“The goal is that by giving helicopter flight instructors more insight into topics that are focused on helicopter flying such as identifying and changing at-risk behaviors, and conducting an effective flight review, they will have more tools available to produce helicopter pilots truly ready to be pilot-in-command,’’ concluded John.

Just like King Schools’ General FIRC course, the helicopter specific course will provide an entirely paperless online renewal process with nothing to notarize and nothing to send in.

The King Schools FIRC program has been designed to run on the iPad and on all Windows and Mac Web browsers. It will sell for $99 without CFI renewal processing or $124.95 with processing included.

For more information, go to www.kingschools.com or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

King Schools Offers Free Private and Instrument Flight Training Syllabi

The KING Instrument Rating Syllabus, available as a free download

The KING Private Pilot Syllabus, available as a free download

Oshkosh, WI, July 26, 2012— Today, John and Martha King announced the immediate availability of free King flight training syllabi for the Private Pilot Certificate and the Instrument Rating. The King syllabi are targeted at independent flight instructors and their customers, and include guidance on incorporating the King Schools Knowledge Test Courses, Practical Test Courses and special subject Takeoff video courses to create a comprehensive and easy to follow roadmap. Each syllabus is not only suitable for Part 61 training, but is also Part 141 approvable.

“The use of a syllabus increases learning effectiveness by ensuring that the instructor and their customer both have clearly defined, common goals for each flight lesson,” commented John King. “When using a King Syllabus, customers will know what to expect, and will have the opportunity to learn new concepts at home rather than in the airplane,” continued John. ”This will increase customer satisfaction by helping them excel at each new task,” commented Martha. “It will also save them money by reducing training hours required to reach their goal,” John emphasized.

“Most significantly, this syllabus incorporates concepts of risk management and supports scenario-based training,” continued John. “Making this important training tool available for free makes it easy for all flight instructors to use a professionally developed plan of action,” concluded Martha.

For more information, visit www.kingschools.com/cfi.

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