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Article by the Alyssa J. Cobb originally appeared on the AOPA website on April 4, 2023 To view the original article Click Here.

King Schools now offers a complete FAA Part 141 curriculum for flight schools, enabling flight instructors to track students’ ground school progress, providing a new course for training professionals to share with prospective pilots, and advice on launching and growing a successful aviation training business.

Photo by Chris Rose.
Photo by Chris Rose

King Schools has also rounded out its Cessna Flight Training System, which is available to all flight schools, with a course for the instrument instructor rating. When added to the private, instrument, commercial, and flight instructor courses, this course allows a school to offer a professional pilot FAA Part 141 program.

The company said the turnkey system offers free “concierge service” to help flight schools establish an “FAA Part 141 program that qualifies for VA approval and student financing.” It also features digital recordkeeping and electronic signatures.

The Cleared for Instrument Instructing course can also be purchased separately for $374.

King Schools also created a Flight Instructor Program to allow CFIs, whether with a school or independent, to track their students’ progress through the King Schools ground school courses. Instructors who participate in the program will gain access to King Schools courses from the private through flight instructor level so that they can see exactly what their students are learning and work through the ground school together.

Flight schools and instructors can use a new free online course, Your First Flying Lesson, to introduce prospective student pilots to flying. The video walks through a flight lesson from San Diego, California, to Catalina Island just off the coast for lunch at the Airport in the Sky.

King Schools founders John and Martha King also released a new book, LIFT: How to start, run and grow your own successful business, to share lessons they have learned in launching and growing their own business that has trained tens of thousands of pilots since 1979.

Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Cobb

AOPA Senior Director of Media, Digital Media
AOPA Senior Director of Media, Digital Media, Alyssa J. Cobb began working at AOPA in 2004, is a flight instructor, and loves flying her Cessna 170B with her husband and two children. Alyssa also hosts the weekly Fly with AOPA show on the AOPA Pilot Video YouTube channel.


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