King Schools is proud to congratulate Rich Martindell, Vice President, Course Content & Experience, as the recipient of the coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61. This award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first US pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as "Master Pilots".
Rich was a USAF fighter pilot and instructor in both the F-4 and F-15. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Meritorious Service Medals, 11 Air Medals, and three Combat Readiness Medals. Rich is the VP of Course Content and Experience for the King Schools, and is the Lead Representative of the FAA Safety Team in San Diego, having won the FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year Award in 2016.
We are honored to have Rich as part of the King Schools team!
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