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Part 135 Initial Pilot Training

Online Course for On-Demand and Commuter Pilot

Meet your Regulatory Requirements

Get the most comprehensive and efficient initial ground training for your pilots. Whatever the size of your operation, this online course will give your pilots the training they need—with clear explanations of complex concepts.
32 hours
$249

The KING Part 135 Initial Pilot Training course is a stand-alone course that fits into your Part 135 training package—and greatly reduces your workload by providing your pilots with a thorough review of the general knowledge topics required in FAR 135.345. Satisfies IS-BAO recurrent training requirements.
 
When your pilots need annual refresher training they can use one of our two recurrency courses: Part 135 Recurrency A and Part 135 Recurrency B which may each be ordered separately and taken in any sequence.
 
Upon completion of this course, they'll be ready for instruction in your company procedures and the aircraft they will fly. And because the course is delivered online, your pilots can take it wherever they may be—from any computer with a connection to the web.
 
Independent Study, Proficiency-Based Testing, Course Status Reporting
 
Your pilots can take this self-paced course of study with clear, simple and fun learning independently, without tying up valuable company resources. Proficiency-based testing after each lesson is relevant and substantive, with emphasis on understanding for real-world application—not memorization. No trick questions or petty distinctions.

Your Chief Pilot can keep tabs on each pilot's progress with our Course Completion Status Report. And when your pilots complete the course, they'll receive a course completion certificate and logbook endorsement.
 
Keep Your Training Pilot Flying
 
Let us take a big load off your preparation and classroom time. Keep your training pilot flying and not in the office or classroom. We cover the required general topics. All you have to do is teach the required aircraft and company-specific information.
 
What Your Pilots Will Learn...
 
The KING Part 135 Initial Pilot Training course provides self-directed instruction (64 lessons) and proficiency-based testing (over 250 thought-provoking questions) for your pilots on the following topics, as required by FAR 135.329 and 135.293:
 
  • Review of FAR Parts 61, 91, and 135
  • Operational control
  • Difference between on-demand and commuter operations
  • Conditions and requirements for eligible on-demand operations
  • Flight crew qualifications and required operating experience
  • Crew rest and crew duty periods
  • Weight and balance procedures
  • HAZMAT overview
  • Aircraft equipment requirements, including for special operations
  • Weather review
  • Severe weather operations and avoidance
  • Takeoff requirements and landing limitations
  • General operating procedures
  • IFR procedures and performance requirements
  • Air traffic control systems and procedures
  • Navigation and navigation aids
  • Instrument approach procedures
  • Normal and emergency communications
  • Ramp checks
 
Valuable Cockpit Reference Cards
 
Your pilots will also receive downloadable Cockpit Reference Cards (choose On-Demand and/or Commuter Pilot) to remind them of critical flight and duty time limitations, takeoff and landing requirements, and IFR lost comm procedures.

We will be glad to provide a syllabus and course key for your POI to review the training program. You can download and print the syllabus from this page. Call customer service at 800-854-1001 for more information.
 

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King Schools has trained 1 out of every 2 pilots!

  1. What devices will the course work on?
    Access Your Course from Any Device...All you need is an Internet connection and a Web browser
    • Tablets
    • Computers
    • Mobile Devices
  2. How long can I access the material once I complete the course?
    The Jet Transition course, which is listed in the selection of KING Pro Course below, has lifetime course access; the other courses on this list have a 90 day review period once you have answered the last question in the course.
  3. How long are the pro courses?
    ADS-B Pilot Certification contains approximately three (3) hours of instructional material
    Crew Resource Management (CRM) contains approximately two (2) hours of instructional material.
    ETOPS Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    HAZMAT Training for Will-Not-Carry Operators contains approximately two (2) hours of instructional material
    High Altitude Endorsement Ground Training Pilot contains approximately three (3) hour of instructional material
    • High Altitude Endorsement Physiology contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    • High Altitude Endorsement Weather contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    • High Altitude Endorsement Aerodynamics contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material

    Icing Operations Pilot Certification contains approximately two (2) hours of instructional material
    International Flight Operations Overview contains approximately four (4) hours of instructional material
    Introduction to Radar approximately 45 minutes of instructional material
    Jet Transition contains approximately four (4) hours of instructional material
    NAT HLA Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    Oceanic RNP Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    Part 135 Initial Training contains approximately thirty-two (32) hours to complete this course
    Part 135 Recurrency A or B Training contains approximately sixteen (16) hours to complete this course
    P-RNAV / B-RNAV Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    RNAV-1 & -2 Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    RVSM Pilot Certification contains approximately one (1) hour of instructional material
    TAWS contains approximately 45 minutes of instructional material
  4. Are these courses FAA approved?
    The following courses cover all FAA required general topics for all operators.
    On select courses(*), each operator needs to supplement our course with aircraft and/or company specific items from your ops spec to obtain your POI’s approval to use the course in your training program.
     
    *ADS-B Pilot Certification
    *Crew Resource Management (CRM)
    *ETOPS Pilot Certification
    *HAZMAT Training for Will-Not-Carry Operators
    High Altitude Endorsement Ground Training Pilot
    • High Altitude Endorsement Physiology
    • High Altitude Endorsement Weather
    • High Altitude Endorsement Aerodynamics
     
    Icing Operations Pilot Certification
    *International Flight Operations Overview
    *Introduction to Radar
    NAT HLA Pilot Certification
    Oceanic RNP Pilot Certification
    *Part 135 Initial Training
    *Part 135 Recurrency A or B Training
    *P-RNAV / B-RNAV Pilot certification
    *RNAV-1 & -2 Pilot Certification
    *RVSM Pilot Certification
    *TAWS
     
    Jet Transition is designed to provide an overview of jet aircraft operations.
     
    >We have found that most FSDOs are familiar with our training but if yours is not, you can provide them with a copy of any course syllabus by downloading it from our site before you purchase a course. Additionally, if there are still any concerns, we will provide FAA inspectors with a course key for any courses you are considering at no charge to you or the FAA for them to review. The only requirement for the complementary course is that it must be sent to an FAA e-mail address.
  5. How often do I need to renew my RVSM?
    If you are flying under Part 91 – You need to check whether the insurance company or company you are flying for has a required renewal timeframe. (The FAA does not have a specific time indicated for renewals.) There is no FAR that sets a requirement for RVSM Recurrency for Part 91 operations. Under the LOA, the FAA expects that the person designated as the responsible individual will ensure that all pilots are qualified to operate the aircraft. Depending on the relationship with your POI you may or may not have training requirements specified in your agreement or operations manual. The primary driver is more likely company policy, personal standards or insurance considerations. LOAs used to expire after 24 months and again it was between the operator and the POI what was required to renew the LOA. LOAs are aircraft (tail number) specific and now must be renewed only when any one of three things happen: (1) change of equipment, (2) change of ownership, and (3) change of responsible individual. Again, it will be between you and the POI as to what will be required to issue a new LOA if any of those things change.
     
    If you are flying under Part 135 – You need to check with your Chief Pilot and Training Manual as the renewal time may vary.
  6. 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.
  7. Can my flight department receive a volume discount?
    Yes, King Schools does offer volume discounts for qualified flight departments. Please contact us at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200 for pricing or to place your order.
  8. Do you offer any kind of course progress reporting for larger flight departments?
    Yes we do! Please contact Bill Ziska, VP of Sales for King Schools at +1-858-576-6214 and let him know that your flight department is interested in setting-up weekly reporting.
  9. Who do I call if I have questions?
    You can speak to one of our Pilot Advisors during business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1-858-541-2200 or, you can email us at custserv@kingschools.com.

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Gustavo M. 05/10/2021
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Comprehensive Training!
King Schools does a fantastic job presenting aviation training materials in a clear and concise format. Very easy to understand and absorb. Thanks John & Martha!
Mayer M. 04/11/2020
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Comprehensive Training!
King Schools does a fantastic job presenting aviation training materials in a clear and concise format. Very easy to understand and absorb. Thanks John & Martha!
Mayer M. 04/11/2020
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Stephen H. 04/06/2020
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Stephen H. 04/06/2020
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James K. 02/14/2020
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James K. 02/14/2020
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Thank you John, Martha & Staff
Thank you for great study material. Your staff is always helpful and professional. Thanks to your course material I have passed all my testes with flying colors on the first try every time.
matt p. 12/01/2019
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Outstanding
Well thought out and fantastic course.   Not a time waster.
Bryan R. 09/04/2019
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Adam 08/18/2019
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Great School
As always kings schools comes through again and makes learning fun
Vincent N. 03/31/2019
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Comprehensive and well done.
Jeryl L. 03/15/2019
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Good Course, easy to follow
Richard H. 03/13/2019
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Arbert L. 02/02/2019
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Great refresher
This is the best Initial/Recurrent solution for 135 Operators on the market.  Great value!
Bruce J. 10/04/2018
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James M. 09/22/2018
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Good Review and Knowledge Cour
JAIME P. 08/12/2018
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Foundational for any 135 Ops
The course forms a nice "template" for maintainng knowledge in the 135 environment. Get it before any interview, and you should be "good to go."
Phil D. 12/16/2017
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Content is all there
The content is all there it’s just a lot of reading.
Justin P. 12/09/2017
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Superbly Organized
Previously, preparing for an initial or recurring Part 135 check, I would have to browse randomly through the FARs, hoping that I covered all the important and relevant sections. This course lays out all of the essential information in a logical ‘building block’ manner that makes it easy to understand and retain in memory.  Well done to King Schools for this program!
Daniel S. 11/14/2017
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Erik A. 11/01/2017
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Great Online course
Vincent K. 04/27/2017
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Fast and Efficient
Fast and Efficient. Clear path to learning materials.
Kenneth T. 02/20/2017
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John T. 01/22/2017
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Good Review
Good Review..Only 1 misspelled word in the beginning.."acrobatics"..Should be "aerobatics"
Shad S. 01/04/2017
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Part 135 Course - Excellent
I previous went through a Part 135 Indoc Training Course with a Charter/Management Co. a number of years ago. This course was spot on as I am planning to start my own Part 135 Operation. I highly recommend taking the course if you want to see what is required as a pilot and or manager of a Part 135 Operation. Regulations, required manuals, all information included in this course.Michael Richmond
Michael R. 11/18/2016
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Better than the competitor
Much more effective than other computer based training programs.
Gary H. 07/05/2016
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Excellent
John and Martha always put it together in a way that is clear to understand.  I always get a lot from your courses.  Thanks.
Gregory S. 03/30/2016
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Very helpfull
Lee G. 10/13/2015
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William S. 10/07/2015
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
Great course!
You organized and presented the necessary information in an easy to use format. Being completely unknowledgeable of Part 135, this provided a thorough understanding of that which is expected of a new person to Part 135. Thank you for making a seemingly difficult task a smooth and easy process.
Gary L. 08/02/2015
Part 135 Initial Pilot Training
From Private to ATP/Part 135
I grew up with John and Martha. Passed every test except one with 100% (The other was a 98%  I owe it all to King Schools. I recommend this training to every one of my students as well.  Never a dissatisfied pilot as they always pass the first time. This was great, easy to understand training.  I do miss seeing John and Martha and their clever (funny) way of presenting the material..
Michael H. 06/30/2015
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Nice course, easy to follow...
William L. 06/29/2015
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Ryan F. 03/06/2015
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