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Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep

Online preparation for the FAA Written Exam

Learn the tools you need to be a great instructor.

Your journey to becoming a great flight instructor begins with the art and science of teaching. You may have all the aviation knowledge in the world but being able to effectively transfer that knowledge to a learning pilot requires you to become a teacher…and for most of us, that is a whole new set of knowledge and skills.
3 hours

Your King Schools Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep Course will focus on teaching you to convey information to your students logically and effectively and to pass your FAA knowledge exam—Guaranteed. With the KING teaching style behind you, before you know it, you'll become the teacher you always wanted to be! The King Schools Fundamentals of Instructing Ground School and Test Prep Course is mobile friendly and designed to go anywhere you need to study.
In addition to concepts like the Learning Process and the Teaching Process, you'll get up-to-date on the subjects you'll be tested on and more, including:
  • Human Behavior
  • Physical Skills, Memory and Transfer of Learning
  • Critique, Assessment, and Instructional Aids
  • Flight Instruction Responsibilities
  • Creating Lesson Plans
  • Risk Management
Question Review Ensures Your Success!
Once you have completed all of your lessons, ensure a top score by using KING's exclusive built-in test prep with FAA-style test questions. You can even filter review questions by ones previously unanswered, marked or missed.
Use each question’s detailed explanation to refine your knowledge and see your progress through intuitive reports. Then, check your test-readiness at any time by taking unlimited randomly generated practice exams and you will know when you are ready to ace your exam!

This Course Provides These Special Benefits:
  • FREE lifetime automatic course updates
  • FREE companion app for offline learning on your iPhone or iPad
  • FREE Flash Card app for additional review
checkmarkFundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep - Your solution for acing the FAA written test
  • Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) test question review with explanations
  • Unlimited randomly generated Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) practice tests
  • Access to a staff of pilots and flight instructors via phone or email
  • Personalized graduation certificate suitable for framing
  • FREE endorsement to take your FAA Knowledge Test

Reaching your aviation goal will be a life changing experience. At King Schools, it's our mission to help ensure your success.
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KING courses have helped 1 out of 2 pilots flying today...
  • 99.8% of KING customers pass their FAA exams!
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Your Money-Back Triple Guarantee...
  • If not completely satisfied with the course, return it within 30 days for a prompt, friendly refund.
  • Your course will be up-to-date with the latest FAA knowledge requirements.
  • If you fail your FAA test within one year of purchase, get your money back—AND you keep the course!
Become a be a safe, smart pilot, and pass your FAA exams
You Get the Knowledge You Need to Fly Safely...
  • KING's clear, simple, fun presentation means you get the big picture you need to be the true master of your flight.
  • You'll have the practical tools to really use your Flight Instructor Certification (Flight Instructor 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 flying will be confident and fun!
Learn from aviation's most respected educators
You'll Receive Intimate, Personal Learning from Legendary Flight Instructors...
Through intimate video instruction, you'll learn directly from John and Martha King
  • You'll remember their vivid and often humorous presentations as long as you fly
  • Pilots have frequently told us, during crucial situations, the Kings' words replayed in their mind, right when they needed them
  • You will always consider John and Martha your personal aviation mentors

  1. Is this course right for me?
    This course is designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Test.
  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 Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) 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 Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep Course contains approximately 3 hours of video lessons.

    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 Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) 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. 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.
  9. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  10. 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.
  11. Where do I take my FAA Knowledge test?
    Check the PSI Exams website at to find a testing location near you.
  12. 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.

Unedited Customer Reviews
Amazing results!
Of all the test prep courses I've tried, King Schools consistently prepares me the best for the test. Perfect score on my FOI!
David G. 03/17/2023
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Never fails me!
Love your course!
Trent M. 03/09/2023
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Great Program Needs Update
This was good for the FOI Written exam, but it could use an update. Some questions on the exam were not covered in the course. I still passed with a great score though, Thanks Kings!
Jack F. 03/07/2023
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Passed 90% but...
There were some "curveballs" on the FAA test that I don't recall being addressed in the King Videos. Among them were something about a "Bloom's" hierarchy or categories (sorry, I don't recall better). There were a couple of others that I think I was able to "reason through".
John W. 02/24/2023
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Great course
great course to use while training
Ashley P. 02/17/2023
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
i thought i missed about 10
i thought i missed about 10 on the test and i missed 9, consistent with my practice scores, but some of the wording of the actual tests was very different and i wasnt expecting it
Kyle M. 12/09/2022
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
Was able to take it at my own pace. I was also able to take a break and come back and still accomplish what I needed.
Nicholas R. 12/07/2022
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Great Course!
The King FOI course was great and covered all of the topics thoroughly. I will be back for more training!
Jim H. 11/21/2022
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Very good course
FOI is honestly extremely boring
Kesler B. 09/30/2022
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
Great Course!
My 5th and final course using King Schools. Comprehensive and great as always. Thank you very much.
Robin G. 08/28/2022
Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) Ground School & Test Prep
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