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Martha King

Co-Chairperson and Co-Owner, King Schools, Inc.

Martha King began teaching flying lessons with her husband, John, in the 1970s, when they launched their flying business out of a spare bedroom. Today their company, King Schools, Inc., operates out of a dedicated complex in San Diego, CA that includes a television and software production facility.

Nearly every pilot has taken a King course at one time, and almost half of each year's crop of new private and instrument pilots in the United States use King Schools' educational materials.

Through the years, King has retained her enthusiasm for flying. She and her husband fly their own Dassault Falcon 10 jet wherever they go. King is the first woman to hold every category and class of FAA rating on a pilot and instructor certificate, and she appears frequently on national TV as an aviation expert.

King has been a champion for the cause of improving the risk management practices of general aviation pilots and speaks to thousands of pilots each year on aviation safety.

She served on the board of directors of the San Diego Air and Space Museum and of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. She is also the vice chairman of the ChancellorĀ“s Community Advisory Board of the University of California, San Diego.

Last updated March 22, 2012