Menu Close

King Schools & Textron Aviation Celebrate 20 years of Helping People Achieve Their Dream of Flying

For Immediate Release
King Schools and Cessna/Textron celebrate 20 years of the Cessna Flight Training System partnership at AirVenture 2018. (L-R Barry Knuttila CEO King Schools, Allison Varriano, Cessna/Textron Manager of Training & Fleet Sales, Martha & John King, Co-Owners and Founders of King Schools.)

July 26, 2018 AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI.  Twenty years ago King Schools and Cessna Aircraft Company created the first fully integrated, computer-based flight training system by combining flight lesson tracking at the flight school with home-study courses for their customers. The original courses were designed to help people attain their FAA Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating.  The evolution of the Cessna Flight Training System started with CDs, moved to DVDs and today all courses and the Course Tracking Application (CTA) used by flight schools to track customer progress are 100% online.

The current roster of courses includes Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine, Commercial and CFI.  Chris Crow, Textron Aviation Vice President of Piston Sales said “Textron Aviation, and before that Cessna Aircraft Company, and King Schools have worked tirelessly for 20 years to produce training programs that are constantly improving based on innovation and customer feedback.  Our primary goal has been to help people achieve their dream of becoming a pilot.”

Martha King, Co-Owner and Founder of King Schools said “Since we started this partnership, we have sold close to 200,000 Cessna Flight Training System courses. As a small business, this relationship has been a key driver of success at King Schools.” John King, Co-Owner and Founder states “Cessna, and now Textron Aviation, has been wonderful to work with. Together we have been able to make a positive impact on many people’s lives. We are thrilled that so many people have put their faith in our teaching.  When someone is learning to fly, it is often the most important thing they are doing in their lives at that time. Every single customer has trusted us to teach them and we have had a lot of fun along the way.”

For information regarding King Schools:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts