King Schools releases two new courses

While at SUN ’n FUN, John and Martha King of King Schools reported they will release an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) by the end of April.

The course follows the latest guidance from the FAA recently released as revision “G” of FAA Advisory Circular 61-83, which specifies more up-to-date topics for flight instructors and puts emphasis on teaching risk management. The FIRC includes the option to have King Schools handle all of the instructor’s certificate renewal paperwork, making it unnecessary for a CFI to visit their local FSDO to renew their certificate.

“Solving the two major problems in general aviation, the student dropout rate and the fatality rate, requires a fundamental change in the way we teach,” said John King. “And this program is designed to give renewing flight instructors fresh insights into ways they can help their customers to both become good risk managers and long-term members of the pilot community.”

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.

The Kings also released a new online Crew Resource Management Course, designed for all pilots flying as part of a two-pilot crew. It satisfies the newly published FAR 135.330, that requires CRM training for all part 135 operators, company officials said.

“Flightcrews can be safer and more efficient when they are trained to work together well,” said John King. “Many general aviation and military pilots have not had this important training, and without the training they can often work at cross purposes as a two-pilot crew.”

The CRM course runs on the iPad and on all Windows and Mac Web browsers and sells for $199.


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