King Schools Releases Landmark Online FIRC for Flight Instructor Renewals

San Diego, CA, May 4, 2012 — Today, John and Martha King of King Schools announced that they have released a revolutionary online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC). “This FIRC moves away from reviewing the same topics that flight instructors learned as private pilots, and instead gives flight instructors more insight on issues such as identifying and changing at-risk behaviors, and conducting an effective flight review,” said John King. “The goal is to provide tools to help instructors produce pilots truly ready to be pilot-in-command,” added Martha.  

Additionally, King Schools says the FIRC is the first such course to incorporate a paperwork-free, completely online, renewal process. “Instructors will be able to complete the renewal requirements without ever having to move away from their computer, and will receive their temporary certificate by email,” commented John.

“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,” King continued.

“Flight instructors will find the course interesting, relevant and sometimes provocative. It will make instructors thoughtful about how and what they teach their students,” Martha King commented. “This new approach will be truly refreshing for flight instructors,” continued Martha.

The course follows the latest guidance from the FAA recently released as revision “G” of FAA Advisory Circular 61-83.

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.

For more information, go to or call toll-free 1-800-854-1001 (worldwide +1-858-541-2200).