John King and Rod Machado Debate the FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

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John King and Rod Machado debate the pros and cons of the FAA’s new Airman Certification Standards (ACS). The discussion, held at Flying’s Aviation Expo in Palm Springs Oct. 22, 2016, between two longtime aviation educators, each of whom has a passionate stance on the subject, is both spirited and informative.

Rod Machado is a pilot and author of aviation flight training materials. He is ATP rated and a member of the Aviation Speakers Bureau.

John King has been a pilot educator for over 40 years and is co-founder of King Schools with Martha King.

King Schools produces checkride courses that follow the FAA ACS standards; these courses can be purchased at

King Schools courses help pilots meet their flight training requirements and overcome flight training hurdles. For a complete listing of courses go to