President and CEO of King Schools Dave Jackson has recommended to company owners John and Martha King that Barry Knuttila, formally Senior Vice President, Technology and Marketing, take over the CEO duties while Jackson would remain as President and Chief Operating Officer. [Read more…]
The King Schools Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) now allows CFIs to select lessons from a set of electives. Electives are drawn from hot topics in flight training, including teaching smart tablet use in the cockpit, using flight simulation to help pilots learn, and teaching icing survival. [Read more…]
Blake Godfrey, a passionate pilot, CFI, and newly hired airline pilot, has won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.
Blake, of Taylor, Arizona, takes home a package of prizes that includes a seaplane rating and bush pilot flying vacation at Alaska Floats and Skis in Talkeetna, Alaska. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — King Schools officials noted at this week’s AirVenture that pilots the world over seeking an EASA Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) or Night Rating certification now can study for their knowledge tests using an iPad training app available from King Schools.
Pilots can now watch their King Schools video lessons on their iPads and iPhones even when disconnected from the Internet. The King Companion App, introduced at AirVenture and available as a free download from the Apple App Store, connects to a pilot’s King iLearn online account, allowing them to download videos from any of their courses. Pilots can then watch the videos later while off-line.
OSHKOSH — On opening day of AirVenture, John and Martha King of King Schools unveiled their Alaskan Flying Adventure Sweepstakes. The winner will take home a package of prizes that includes an Alaskan flying vacation for two where the winner will earn their seaplane rating and also take a bush flying course.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Pilots who pass the ATP written exam before Aug. 1 of this year won’t have to take the expensive ground and simulator training that will be required after that date.
A surprise bonus is that once you pass the knowledge test, 14 CFR 61.155(d) gives you two years to pass the practical test.
There’s a window of opportunity here, officials at King Schools note. Pass the knowledge test now, and you completely sidestep these expensive new requirements and you have two years to get the certificate. It will save pilots thousands of dollars.
Plus, you don’t need to have the 1,500 hours required for an ATP now. If you think you might have the hours within the next two years, you should pass your written before Aug. 1, King Schools officials advise.
“To help motivate pilots to get this done now,” said John King of King Schools, “we are making it easy on their pocketbooks by offering a 50% discount on our Airline Transport Pilot ATP Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep course right up until the FAA deadline.”
Many in the aviation training industry are concerned that the high cost associated with passing the ATP written under the new regulations may prevent many pilots from ever achieving this certificate.
“Our discounted price reflects a savings of $150,” commented Martha King. “But the real motivation should be to get in under the wire before getting an ATP becomes significantly more difficult. We want to encourage pilots to get their ATP Written passed now. Otherwise, they may miss an opportunity that will not come back.”
John continued, “We use full-screen, bite-sized video segments, averaging about 10 minutes long. Pilots learn the concepts behind the questions, which is more fun and rewarding than just memorizing answers. Each video segment is automatically followed by a quiz – using actual FAA questions. The course tracks the pilot’s progress and includes a test prep section where they can practice on questions by subject area, answered status, marked questions, or any combination. The program can also generate as many random practice tests as you want.”
King Schools offers a money-back guarantee, officials add.
For more information, go to www.kingschools.com/ground-school/atp or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001.
Patrick Timmons of Oklahoma is the winner of John and Martha King’s “Let Us Be Your Mentors” Sweepstakes, featuring a flight with John and Martha in King Schools’ FalconJet to Palm Springs for dinner, hangar flying, and mentoring.