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John & Martha King

  • Started by flying their own airplane to Western and Midwestern cities to provide weekend ground schools.
  • Taught their two-day seminars 50 weekends a year for ten years before technology enabled them to video their course, therefore making it accessible to learning pilots everywhere.
  • Formed King Schools Inc, the world’s leading producer of aviation training multimedia programs which has enabled them to teach more pilots than any other instructor in aviation history.
  • Offer programs such as Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, International Operations, and many other areas of professional and leisure aviation.
  • Delivered 10,000 video segments a day to learning pilots through the magic of digital communications. Their video courses have had a profound impact on pilot training and in aiding pilots in passing their FAA knowledge exams in addition to helping pilots recognize the dangers of flying and equip them with the right tools to make important decisions in the air.
  • Became the first, and only, couple to both hold every category and class of FAA rating on their pilot and instructor certificates. Martha is also the only woman to achieve this complete ratings sweep.
  • Martha was recognized in 2003 by the First Flight Centennial Commission as one of the 100 Distinguished Aviation Heroes in the first century of flight. In 2008, Martha and John King were jointly inducted into the International Air and Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air and Space Museum and, in 2012, Martha and John were jointly awarded the Frank G. Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education by the National Aeronautic Association.

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