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

April 15, 2013

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

April 15, 2013

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 Releases Online ATP Written Exam Prep Course

April 15, 2013

Lakeland, FL, April 10, 2013 — Today at SUN ‘n FUN, John and Martha King, Co-Chairman of King Schools, announced that they have released an online version of their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) written exam preparation course. The new course takes customers through each important topic with full-screen, bite-sized video segments, averaging 10 minutes in length. Each lesson is automatically followed by a quiz utilizing actual FAA questions to check knowledge retention. The course automatically tracks customer progress and includes a Question Review section where customers can choose to view questions by subject area, answered status, marked questions or in any combination. Unlimited, random practice tests are also available.

 

“With the ATP deadline approaching for Air Crews, we knew it was time to put this course online,” remarked Martha. “Now the same time-proven ATP course, that has helped tens of thousands of pilots pass their ATP written, can be taken anywhere you are able to get your hands on an Internet-connected computer,” continued Martha.

 

“We are so confident in the effectiveness of our online ATP course that we guarantee customers will pass their FAA exam or they get their money back,” commented John. “The ATP is the largest and most difficult of the FAA exams,” added Martha. “It requires extensive study and we have put in tremendous effort to simplify and clarify each topic, while keeping it fun” concluded John.

 

All Airline flight crew members (even First Officers) must hold and ATP certificate by the August 1, 2013 deadline. The King Schools’ online course allows working pilots to complete their study while on the road. All they need is an Internet connection and a web browser.

 

The King Schools ATP course sells for $299. For more information, go to www.kingschools.com or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).


NAA Announces John and Martha King as Recipient of 2012 Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education

November 7, 2012

Arlington, Virginia, September 18, 2012 — The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced today that John and Martha King will receive the prestigious Frank G. Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education “…for their passion and dedication in making aviation knowledge more accessible to pilots worldwide by combining elegant technology with clear, fun teaching featuring courseware that simplifies complex concepts for students.” The Brewer Trophy is presented annually for significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education in the United States.

Jonathan Gaffney, President and CEO of the National Aeronautic Association and Chairman of the Selection Committee, said “We’re very proud of accomplishments of Martha and John King and all they have done to support aviation and aerospace education in the United States.  They are truly some of the great ambassadors of the excitement and opportunity which exists in our industry.”
Pilots throughout the world regard John and Martha as their personal aviation mentors. Nearly every pilot has taken a King course and at one time almost half of each year’s crop of new private and instrument pilots in the United States used King Schools’ educational materials.

John began his aviation career as a child; his dad had an airplane and took John for rides. So began his love of aviation. He soloed in 1960. Then John met Martha at Indiana University in the 60s, they married and had a business franchise dealing with truck fleets. In 1969, they sold the business and decided to get their pilot’s licenses. They moved to California and launched their flying business out of a spare bedroom in their house. Today King Schools operates out of a dedicated complex in San Diego that includes a television and software production facility.

The Kings currently have their own Dassault Falcon 10, swapping captain and copilot duties on each leg when they fly. They have flown as pilots in every continent of the world except Antarctica, including a trip completely around the world via the length of Russia.

John and Martha are the first couple to each hold every category and class of FAA rating on their pilot and instructor certificates. Martha is the first and only woman to achieve this complete ratings sweep. In 2001, Martha was appointed by President Clinton to the First Flight Centennial Advisory Board and received NAA’s Henderson Trophy in 2005.

Both have received many aviation honors and accolades, including Pro Pilot’s Aviation Educator’s of the Year, 100 distinguished Aviation Heroes, and 100 Most Influential Women In Aviation (Martha).
Members of the Brewer Trophy Selection Committee were: Frank G. Brewer III, President, Brewer Trophy Aviation Education Association; Rob Brewer; Shelly Simi, Jeppesen; and former Brewer Trophy recipients, Dr. Tom Connolly (1995), Debbie Gallaway (2004) and Dr. Peggy Chabrian (2009). Jonathan Gaffney served as the Committee Chairman.

The award will be presented at the NAA Fall Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 13 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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About The National Aeronautic Association

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(202) 415-2798
e-mail: cbosco@naa.aero


King Schools announces it will release International Operations Overview, its 24th course targeting the needs of turbine powered, professional and owner-flown operators

October 31, 2012

Orlando, FL, October 31, 2012—Today, at NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention, John and Martha King announced that King Schools is preparing to release its 24th course targeting the needs of turbine powered, professional and owner-flown operators. The King pro-series of courses includes everything from initial transition to jets and high-altitude flying, to certificate courses for operations such as RVSM, RNP, MNPS, P-RNAV, International Operations and Part 135 initial and recurrent pilot training.

International operations can be complicated and tricky.  They are full of pitfalls and traps, and require specific additional knowledge to avoid them.  “With our new International Operations Overview course, you’ll learn practical how-to information that will prepare you for the differences,” commented John King. “You’ll know what you don’t know, so you won’t be surprised by regulatory requirements, and will know how to get fully prepared for your international flight,” added Martha King.

“You have heard the quote, ‘If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter’,” commented John. “Well, it does take time and lots of work to make complex material appear simple,” continued John. “King Schools puts in that work and you will love the result. The KING courses are clear, simple and easy to understand,” observed Martha.

The new KING International Operations Overview course covers the topics recommended for international and oceanic flight operations as recommended to operations inspectors in FAA Order 8900.1 and Advisory Circular 91-70A including:

  • ICAO Rules and regulations
  • ICAO measurement standards
  • Use of oceanic flight planning charts
  • Sources and content of international flight publications
  • Itinerary planning
  • Preparation of international flight plans and logs
  • PANS-OPS vs. TERPS Enroute and terminal procedures
  • Long-range navigation and communications procedures
  • Air traffic clearances
  • International meteorology
  • Emergency procedures and survival equipment

The KING International Operations Overview training course will be available starting December 15th, 2012 for $299. Volume discounts are available.

For more information, visit www.kingschools.com or call 800-854-1001 or internationally: +1 858-541-2200.

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About King Schools

For over 36 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun courses. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 2 pilots flying in the U.S. today has learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft. To find out more, please visit www.kingschools.com. or call 800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

Press Contact

Barry Knuttila, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Technology, King Schools
direct phone: (858) 576-6265
e-mail: bknuttila@kingschools.com


King Schools Offers Initial and Recurrent Part 135 Training

July 27, 2012

Main menu of King Schools Part 135 Initial online training Course

Oshkosh, WI, July 26, 2012— Today, John and Martha King announced that King Schools has completed their Part 135 knowledge training suite by releasing two new Part 135 Recurrent online training courses. The KING Part 135 Initial and Recurrent Pilot Training courses easily fit into a company’s training package to address all the general knowledge requirements of FAR 135.345. These online courses significantly reduce the classroom time required to address the training requirements, freeing up time from the trainer and allowing pilots to meet requirements on their own schedule. Operators with many pilots also have the option to receive regular reports on completion status for their pilots.

Main menu of King Schools Part 135 Recurrent online training course

“These courses greatly reduce workload while providing pilots with a thorough review of the general knowledge topics required in FAR 135.345,” Martha commented. “And because the courses are delivered online, pilots can take them wherever they may be—from any computer or iPad with a connection to the web,” continued John “These courses include progress tracking along with a completion certificate and logbook endorsement to prove the training was received,” concluded Martha.

The King Part 135 Initial training course is available for $189 and each of the recurrent training courses sell for an introductory price of $99. Volume discounts are available.

For more information, visit www.kingschools.com.

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About King Schools

For over 36 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun courses. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 2 pilots flying in the U.S. today has learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft. To find out more, please visit www.kingschools.com. or call 800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

Press Contact

Barry Knuttila, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Technology, King Schools
direct phone: (858) 576-6265
e-mail: bknuttila@kingschools.com


King Schools Offers Free Private and Instrument Flight Training Syllabi

July 27, 2012

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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About King Schools

For over 36 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun courses. In fact, nearly 1 out of every 2 pilots flying in the U.S. today has learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft. To find out more, please visit www.kingschools.com. or call 800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).

Press Contact

Barry Knuttila, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Technology, King Schools
direct phone: (858) 576-6265
e-mail: bknuttila@kingschools.com