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Join John and Martha and AUVSI - So You Want to Fly a Drone Webinar - Register Today!

Wednesday, November 29 at 12 PM - 1 PM EST

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"Special Security Instructions" for Drone Operators have been issued at the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 –

The FAA and DOI have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of these sites:

• Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY
• Boston National Historical Park (U.S.S. Constitution), Boston, MA
• Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
• Folsom Dam; Folsom, CA
• Glen Canyon Dam; Lake Powell, AZ
• Grand Coulee Dam; Grand Coulee, WA
• Hoover Dam; Boulder City, NV
• Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; St. Louis, MO
• Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Keystone, SD
• Shasta Dam; Shasta Lake, CA

The restrictions will be effective October 5, 2017. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA.

To ensure the public is aware of these restricted locations, the FAA has created an interactive map online. The link to these restrictions is also included in the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app. The app will be updated within 60 days to reflect these airspace restrictions.

Additional information, including frequently asked questions, is available on the FAA’s UAS website.

Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

This is the first time the agency has placed airspace restrictions for unmanned aircraft, or “drones,” over DOI landmarks. The FAA has placed similar airspace restrictions over military bases that currently remain in place.

The FAA is considering additional requests from other federal agencies for restrictions using the FAA’s § 99.7 authority as they are received.

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John and Martha talk flying with Al Malberg from the World of Aviation. Listen in as John talks about regaining his medical and getting proficient again. John and Martha also discuss their concerns about the privatization of ATC.

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With Congress back in session, the general aviation community must continue to express its opposition to H.R. 2997 and its air traffic control (ATC) privatization plan.

“We have flown all over the world, and without question, the U.S. has the safest and most efficient ATC system, but handing it over to an airline dominated board puts that all in jeopardy.” John and Martha King Co-Owners, King Schools

Under a privatized ATC system, Congress will not be able to protect general aviation (GA) access, and these are a few ways access could be reduced:

The private corporation could restrict GA access to airports, especially those with airline service or located in congested airspace.
The private corporation could close towers or reduce their hours of operation.
The private corporation could create approach/departure procedures that favor commercial airlines and restrict GA access.
The GA community has built strong representation in Congress which gives us a powerful voice on ATC related issues. This will end if privatization occurs, our only recourse will be to go before an airline dominated private board or hire lawyers.
Your member of Congress is elected to represent constituents and not airline dominated interest groups. Now is the time to Contact Congress and oppose H.R. 2997.

Go to to contact your elected representatives.

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Calling Flight Instructors - It's time to apply for the NAFI/King Schools Scholarship. You must be a NAFI member to apply. LEarn more at

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John and Martha King of King Schools will participate in a networking and social event for drone enthusiasts, and those who are simply curious, on July 27 at 5:30 PM during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Drone Social will include a safety and airspace integration panel discussion moderated by Kat Swain,#AOPA senior director of unmanned aircraft programs. Food, drinks, and conversations will follow. There is no additional charge beyond AirVenture admission, but attendees are asked to register in advance here

John and Martha will also be speaking at EAA AirVenture 2017 on the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and how it will improve risk management for pilots. This talk will be held at the #NAFI Professional Development Center (PDC) at #OSH17 on July 27th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM Flight Instructors are encouraged to attend!

When you are flying with passengers - communication is key. Keeping your passengers informed is an important element with any flight. Let them know your expected flight time, your expected time of arrival, the temperature at the destination and let them know the flight conditions; if you may be expecting turbulence, inform your passengers. For the nervous passenger, the unexpected shake and toss is far worse then knowing what may happen.
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