AOPA President Phil Boyer, John and Martha King, and ASF Executive Director Bruce Landsberg
John and Martha King, developers and hosts of the popular King Schools pilot education videos, were welcomed today as the newest Life Associates of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation.
Life Associates are those who donate at least $2,500 toward ASF safety research and education, which last year helped educate more than 100,000 pilots. Life Associates enjoy numerous special benefits, including a lifetime membership in AOPA, a $2,000 tax deduction, annual recognition in ASF's Report to Donors, a special identification card, and elegant ASF lapel pin.
Contributions from Life Associates and others over the years have funded a variety of ASF programs, including the newest interactive online education programs. Since the foundation's establishment in 1950, general aviation safety has improved by some 90 percent.
While visiting AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, today, the Kings also provided for AOPA and ASF staff a preview of their innovative Risk Management For Pilots program. The new computer-based DVD program is an original interactive course in pilot decision-making and risk management.