King Schools has released its second Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) course: The new ACS Instrument Practical Test Checkride Course.
The course shows an instrument rating checkride based on the ACS. The new HD course covers every task as outlined by the ACS and includes nearly seven hours of oral and in flight video. The course retails for $139 with discounts for CFIs.
The course features a simulated ACS checkride with Mary Schu as the examiner and Martha King as the applicant.
Mary, the 2015 National Flight Instructor of the Year and owner of Mary Schu Aviation, is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).
Together they demonstrate a complete checkride from first introductory handshake to the final sign off, with pauses to point out tips along the way.
“The ACS has challenged learning pilots, CFIs and DPEs to adapt how they learn, teach and evaluate,” Martha King said. “There has been some resistance to the changes, with passions running higher than we usually see in our community. But most pilots are seeing the value, especially in teaching risk management. The ACS is the result of a long FAA/industry process. It is not going away and King Schools will continue to create courses to the most current standards.”
The course is available either online or on disc for Windows. The online version includes compatibility with the free King Companion App for iPad and iPhone. The App allows customers to download lessons to their iPad or iPhone. Then, they can watch the lessons later, even while offline. When reconnected, their course progress is automatically synchronized with King’s servers. This allows them to move seamlessly between devices, browsers and operating systems. The online course also includes free, automatic updates for life.