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.
To help pilots wanting to beat the FAA deadline by getting their ATPs before Aug. 1 — after which new requirements make it much more difficult — King Schools is offering a 50% saving on its ATP ground school and test prep.
OSHKOSH — King Schools has released a free iPad and iPhone compatible app that connects to King Schools Online Knowledge Test Courses and allows customers to download the course’s video lessons.
OSHKOSH — Today at AirVenture John and Martha King of King Schools launched a new sweepstakes to promote mentoring in aviation. The sweepstakes winner will receive an all-expense-paid vacation for two to San Diego, California, where they will spend a day with John and Martha, including starring in their own King video segment and traveling to Palm Springs with the Kings in their Falcon Jet, where they will share hangar flying over dinner.
John and Martha King, co-chairmen of King Schools, have updated the King Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to include a new lesson on scenario-based training (SBT).
Pilots facing the closure of towers at familiar airports will now have some free help from King Schools.
This week at SUN ‘n FUN, John and Martha King, co-chairman of King Schools, released an online version of their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) written exam preparation course.