Skip Navigation or Skip to Content
Course Categories

AOPA Instrument Training Special

Purchase your Instrument Interactive Video Ground School & Test Prep Course and your Instrument Practical Test (Oral Exam & Flight Test) Course together and you'll get the KING Schools Online Aviation Library + 4 single subject Online Take-Off Courses absolutely FREE.
Retail Price: $891

You'll learn everything you need to know to pass your FAA Instrument Rating Tests (Knowledge & Checkride) and become a safe & smart pilot. The Instrument Rating Get It All Kit courses are mobile friendly and designed to go anywhere you need to study.
Pass Your FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test — Guaranteed!
The KING Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course is your complete and always current ground school and test prep rolled together in one package.
KING thoroughly covers each subject area in fun and easy to understand presentations.
Your learning is reinforced by answering FAA-style instrument rating test questions that follow each segment of instruction. You can even take unlimited practice tests from the entire test question bank!
The subject areas covered include:
  • En Route Charts
  • Departures & Arrival Procedures
  • Approach Charts
  • Navigation
  • Holding Patterns
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Instruments
  • Weather
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • AIM
  • How to Ace Your Test
Ace Your Instrument Rating Practical Test (Oral Exam & Flight Test) — Guaranteed!
The KING Instrument Rating Practical Test Course covers all the ACS (Airman Certification Standards) knowledge areas and flight maneuvers that you need to know and demonstrate in order pass your FAA Instrument Rating Oral & Practical Test (a.k.a. Instrument Rating Checkride).
You'll feel much more confident when you have the inside advantage of witnessing a practical test (including the oral!) with an actual FAA Designated Examiner.
The subject areas covered include:
  • What to expect during your test
  • Keeping IFR Legal
  • IFR Navigation Systems
  • IFR Flight Planning
  • The ILS Approach
Save Money on Your Training by Reviewing & Understanding Techniques
Before Your Training Flights
You'll be prepared for each flight lesson by reviewing the King Schools Pilot Skills Courses included in your kit. These 15 courses cover challenging aspects of learning to fly.
  • Overcome flight training hurdles with specialized instruction, tips and advice
  • Save money on the overall cost of your flight training by reviewing techniques & specific skills before your training flights
The subject areas covered include how to:
  • Exploring GPS, HSIs, RMIs, EFIS and flight management systems
  • Understanding weather dynamics so you can predict and plan for local conditions
  • Managing the most difficult IFR conditions
  • Uncovering IFR regulations with key potential penalty areas and ways to avoid violating them
  • Understand airport signs & markings
  • Preparing for system emergencies
Understand Both the Knowledge and Flight Concepts
You'll be engaged by KING's clear, simple, fun presentation and you'll get the big picture you need to be the true master of your flight. You'll have the practical tools to really use your license. And having the big picture means you'll be ready to deal with the unexpected. You'll know how to make timely decisions and take action before you and your passengers are at risk—so your instrument flying will be confident and fun.
Intimate, Personal Learning from Legendary Flight Instructors
Through intimate video instruction, you'll learn directly from John and Martha King. Their clear, simple and fun teaching has made aviation learning accessible to hundreds of thousands of pilots world-wide. You'll remember their vivid and often humorous presentations as long as you fly. Pilots have frequently told us that as they faced critical situations in the air, the Kings' words replayed in their mind right when they needed them. You will always consider John and Martha your personal aviation mentors.

You're in Control of Your Time
You choose when and where you want to learn.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed
King Schools offers a "no questions asked" 30-day, money back guarantee.
We pledge to ...
  • ... place you on a pedestal. John and Martha may be the Kings—but to us, the real "kings" are our customers. Customer satisfaction has driven KING for over 50 years.
  • ... maximize your training. King Schools' teaching techniques help you remember facts you'll need—in every training product we create.
  • ... provide free, lifetime tech support. For as long as you own your course, you get this on all KING software and video products—Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-5 P.M. (PT). Contact Information
  • ... make learning enjoyable. Humor is a major component that distinguishes KING materials—and makes the learning process more memorable.
  • ... treat you with integrity. No loopholes, no surprises—we'll never abuse your trust. There's no fine print, no tricks. Never!
King Schools has provided training to more than half the pilots in the United States!

  1. Is this kit right for me?
    These courses are designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test & take and pass the FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test (a.k.a. Instrument Rating checkride).
    The King Schools pilot skills courses teach you not only the required skills that the FAA wants you to know, we teach you how to manage risks and how to handle situations that can arise unexpectedly during a flight.
    This kit will save you money with your flight training as you will be steps ahead of your training reviewing & understanding techniques before your training flights.
  2. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  3. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  4. Are the courses current?
    Your online course is always current and kept up-to-date. Courses are automatically updated with the latest information, rules and regulations the FAA wants you to know.
    KING Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep courses contain FAA-style questions which are representative of all the subject areas on the FAA tests.
    Warning: You can’t just memorize test questions and expect to pass your FAA Instrument Rating Written Test. Why? The FAA used to make their test question banks publicly available; however, they have not done so for many years. In fact, the FAA has recently gone through their entire database and changed every single test question and answer in order to eliminate test question memorization. No one, including test prep educators, has access to the FAA question banks. To be a safe and competent pilot-in-command, and to pass your required tests, there is no shortcut. You must acquire the necessary pilot knowledge.
  5. What do I study first?
    First view the "Your Success Begins Here" video on how to use the course effectively and gain insight to the features and benefits of the course. If you scroll down past the video, you will find an outline with additional tips and information. Once you start the course, just follow the path from start to finish; it's that easy. Of course you can skip around if you chose but we recommend staying on the lesson path.
    The advantage of having a home study course is you can repeat any lesson over and over again. You can always call or send us feedback about concepts or questions for further clarification.
  6. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    • The Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course contains approximately 16 hours of video lessons.
    • The Instrument Rating Practical Test Course contains approximately 7.5 hours of video.
    • Each pilot skills course vary in running time from 34 minutes to 134 minutes. On average, each course is approximately an hour.

    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person. Some folks spend a full week to complete the course and others will take longer depending upon how much time they have allocated for their studies. If you have 10-15 minutes of time, you can complete a course lesson.
  7. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer your questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention.
    Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it is like having a flight instructor with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
    King Schools Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course contains a text question explanation icon that contains a thorough explanation of the test questions. Click on the icon when you are in the question review that follows each lesson segment and you will have a pop-up window containing a thorough explanation of the test question.
  8. What is IFR, What Does IFR Stand For?
    IFR stands for Instrument Flight Rules (as opposed to VFR, or Visual Flight Rules). This set of rules governs how a pilot flies when the weather is poor, and they cannot conduct the entire flight by simply looking out the window. Pilots must operate under Instrument Fight Rules when the weather is classified as IMC, or Instrument Meteorological Conditions. IMC means the conditions are poor enough that VFR flying cannot be done safely. To fly under IFR, both the pilot and the aircraft must be certified for IFR. This means that if the pilot and aircraft are IFR capable, they can operate safely in a wider variety of weather conditions and circumstances. An IFR rating is an extremely valuable safety tool for any pilot.
  9. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you´ll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon on the main menu to print your completion certificate.
  10. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  11. How do I receive my endorsement to take the FAA Knowledge Test?
    Once you complete the three practice exams with a score of 70% or higher, you can print out your endorsement.
  12. Where do I take my FAA Knowledge test?
    Check the PSI Exams website at to find a testing location near you.
  13. How do I find a FAA Medical Examiner to schedule my physical?

    Check the website at to find an examiner. You need pass your physical before you can solo.

  14. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?

    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.

Unedited Customer Reviews
Helpful info.
Timothy M. 02/27/2024
IFR With Confidence - (King Classic)
Course Completion Review
Very helpful!
Ben R. 02/23/2024
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Richard W. 02/22/2024
Practical Risk Management For Single-Pilot IFR
Course Completion Review
Good high level overview of Navigation methods
robert g. 02/21/2024
Airplane Navigation From A to Z - (King Classic)
Good training video.
Ronald T. 02/19/2024
Airplane Navigation From A to Z - (King Classic)
Course Completion Review
John and Martha are great teachers
ABDULAZIZ A. 02/19/2024
Surviving Aircraft Systems Emergencies
Great review of aircraft sys.
Ronald T. 02/17/2024
Surviving Aircraft Systems Emergencies
Course Completion Review
JAMES L. 02/17/2024
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Pass with a decent margin
I did OK on the test. I don't know how much better I could have done with just King Schools material, but I'm satisfied. On to the checkride.
Michael S. 02/17/2024
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
ronnie l. 02/13/2024
Aviation Weather Wise - (King Classic)
Opens a new window.