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IFR Ground School & Written Exam Prep

Accelerated Instrument Training—at Your Own Pace

Of course you’ll pass your FAA Written Exam (Knowledge Test) with your KING Instrument Rating Interactive Video Ground School & Test Prep Course—that’s guaranteed or your money back—because KING courses are full and complete ground schools with nothing left out. But, more important, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to identify and manage the risks of flight—in short you’ll be ready to be Pilot-In-Command.
14 Hours
KEW240
$279

You´ll learn from your complete and always current King Schools Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course all the subject areas that you need to know in order to pass your FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test and become a safe & smart pilot. The KING Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep Course is mobile friendly and designed to go anywhere you need to study.
 
KING thoroughly covers the subject areas in a fun and easy to understand presentation with short, bite-sized interactive lessons
 
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
  • Aircraft performance
  • Departures & Arrival Procedures
  • Approach Charts
  • Navigation
  • Holding Patterns
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Instruments
  • Weather
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • AIM
  • How to Ace Your Test
 
Accelerated Instrument Training—at Your Own Pace
 
You'll build your IFR knowledge on your own terms.
 
With KING´s Instrument Rating Course, you can...
 
  • Choose where and when you learn
  • Choose the number of bite-sized segments you study at each session
  • View intuitive reports and charts to assess strengths and weaknesses
 
You´ll be so 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 Will Pass Your IFR Written Test—Guaranteed!
 
Here’s How You’ll ACE Your Test...
 
  • Learn by watching full-screen, bite-sized video segments, averaging 5 minutes in length
  • Reinforce your learning by answering the FAA-style Instrument Rating test questions that automatically follow each segment
  • Receive instant feedback on whether you have answered correctly ... or not
  • Immediately access answer explanations, if needed
  • Retake missed questions on the spot
  • See your progress through the course with automatic tracking
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses with intuitive reports & charts
  • Review questions by any combination of subject area, questions missed, FAA Learning Statement Code, or questions not yet answered
  • Type in any phrase and find all FAA-style questions containing that phrase
  • Take unlimited random practice exams
 
And when you’re ready, you’ll get your FAA Instrument Rating written test sign-off (endorsement) and graduation certificate instantly online
 
Course Running Time:
 
Approximately 14 hours of video lessons

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
 
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  • Instrument Rating test question review with explanations
  • Unlimited randomly generated instrument rating practice tests
  • Access to a staff of pilots and flight instructors via phone or email
  • Personalized graduation certificate suitable for framing
  • FREE online syllabus, ACS and FAR/AIM
  • 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.
 
King Schools delivers results
 
KING courses have helped 1 out of 2 pilots flying today...
 
  • 99.8% of KING customers pass their FAA exams!
  • Our #1 source of new customers is through the recommendation of pilot friends and flight instructors
  • Read our customer reviews and see why so many folks recommend KING products
 
Feel comfortable with your purchase
 
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 Instrument Rating Certification (Instrument Rating 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 Instrument Rating Knowledge 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!
     
    Android
    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.

    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 custserv@kingschools.com - 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 https://faa.psiexams.com/FAA/login to find a testing location near you.
  13. How do I find a FAA Medical Examiner to schedule my physical?

    Check the FAA.gov website at http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/ 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.

Passed my first attempt!
Thanks to King Schools excellent Ground School and Test Prep Course, I passed the Instrument Rating Knowledge exam on the first attempt.  My test score was exactly the score I was getting on all of the practice tests.  I would recommend this course for anyone working on the Instrument Rating.
Kyle W. 06/25/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Still the best ground school
John and Martha have always had a way of teaching complex material where they know it'll stick in your head for years to come. Thanks yet again and see you in the commercial phase!
David W. 06/22/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
Made things pretty easy to understand.
Emma S. 06/09/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
The unlimited random tests really helped to focus on the areas that needed more study.  The Instrument Rating class was the perfect tool for learning all the required subjects for the knowledge exam.
Kyle W. 06/02/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
I could teach this topic now!
As recommended, I did the entire course and then did the entire course again. Make sure you have the latest version as the material and quiz questions get updated.
Carlton F. 05/30/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
As Advertised
Easy to follow course material, bite size lessons, entertaining to watch, and the test questions property prep you for the test. The program works.
John H. 05/29/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
Very detailed
Christopher M. 05/27/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
Great course!
Used King School for my Private 5 years ago and scored in the 90's.   Just did the IFR course and it was excellent as well!!  The videos and test questions prepared me well to understand the material AND what the test questions would look like.  I'm confident I would have passed the test with just doing this.  But, like I did on my Private test prep, I reinforced my knowledge by running through another course's test questions.   For IFR I ran through the Sheppards Air questions just once.   This combo got me into the 90's on the IFR exam.   FYI - just doing the Sheppards course would not have prepared me for real life IFR flying.   King's videos were great giving a real life application of the concepts and material.
Gerry V. 05/24/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
King Schools is the way to pre
Mr. and Mrs. King get a 100% for their methods of presenting and teaching the material. I passed very easily.  All the material was relevant, and there where no unfamiliar questions on the Instrument written. All of the King material mirrored the actual test.
David H. 05/21/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
I passed, First time!!!
Thanks so much for your great course. I had purchased a course from one of your competitors and was very disappointed. Your course was not only informative, the ability to track progress and to go from a question to the subject was awesome. I would highly recommend your course over anyone else's course. I completed the course in less than 2 weeks. I felt very confident going into the test
Thanks again
Barry C. 05/13/2022
Instrument Rating Ground School & Test Prep
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