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General Aviation News story – King Schools releases free course on how to use the E6B

Article by the General Aviation News Staff  originally appeared on the General Aviation News website on April 18, 2024.  To view the original article Click Here.

A new free course, “How To Use Your E6B Flight Computer,” has been released by King Schools.

Noting that many student pilots struggle to comprehend a manually operated E6B, the course features Martha King explaining how to “master the infamous ‘Wiz Wheel,’” according to King School officials.

“When you are proficient with one, the manual E6B can be just as handy as an electronic flight computer when taking your private pilot written test, but it really shines when your practical test examiner ‘fails’ the batteries on your electronic flight computer, and then says: ‘Ok, what now?’” company officials said.

In the course, Martha covers a variety of topics, including how to calculate speed, distance, fuel consumption, flight times, and more on the calculation side of the computer and cross-country route planning on the wind side of the computer.

“These lessons had an interesting journey to become a free King Schools course,” said King Schools CEO and Co-Owner Barry Knuttila. “In 2021, we took E6B lessons from our Private Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course and published them in a YouTube playlist. Since then, those videos have had more than 353,000 views and fantastic reviews. The popularity of the videos prompted us to expand the lessons to include cross-country planning and to create an easily accessed stand-alone free course that takes advantage of our iLearn LMS (Learning Management System) and also allows the use of our King Companion app to download and take the lessons even when off-line.”


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