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How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure

Online single subject Take-Off Course

John and Martha deliver a delightfully entertaining and educational program filmed in front of a live audience.
60 minutes
FREE Online Course!

John and Martha deliver a delightfully entertaining and educational program filmed in front of a live audience at an FAA seminar.
The Kings combine humor and real-world cross-country experience—to present the universal lesson they learned from their years of traveling by light plane throughout the U.S. to present the seminars which launched King Schools.

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  1. What are the system requirements for this course?

    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.

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Invaluable advice
Martha and John: thank you so much for sharing your flying experience. It's humbling to hear from both of you what you have gone through and still alive to share so others might avoid the same mistakes. I've personally developed the habit of doing a PAVE and IMSAFE checklist prior to every flight. I even do it before flying in a simulator! I am glad you shared about CARE. Somehow I must have missed that on the PPL syllabus. I am incorporating that into my checklists today.
Caio B. 09/01/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
intoro to flying
what information I needed to know and look for as to how to proceed to become a private pilot.
Richard B. 07/24/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Course Completion Review
Very usefull, Thanks
Jose C. 07/16/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
I'm a new private pilot from Uruguay, always triyng to learn as much as possible about aviation. I learn a lot with both of you in Flight Simulator and I continue learning. Amazing tools and words that help every pilot to improve in safety, and that is a big conquest. Thanks!!!
Jose C. 07/15/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Course Completion Review
Very informative
KEVIN W. 07/14/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Steven W. 07/01/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Great Presentation
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure was a great recap of basic general aviation risk management. It stressed the factors that are most likely to cause accidents and reminded me of the greatest risk during flight, the pilot. John and Martha have an easygoing presentation of some fundamental material that saves lives when properly instituted and practiced.
Nathan J. 06/11/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Great information!!!
Thanks so much for offering this! This is great information for the beginner or for the veteran pilot!
Mitchell R. 06/09/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Excellent Job.
Very enjoyable.  It’s better to learn from the mistakes of others than make them yourself.
Michael L. 04/24/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
Loved the presentation
Very informative and well delivered
Tal S. 04/02/2021
How to Avoid Unwanted Adventure
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