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Kings winner to get Alaskan pilot experienceKings winner to get Alaskan pilot experience

John and Martha King of King Schools are breaking from their tradition of giving away an airplane for their customer sweepstakes. The couple is shaking things up for their company’s thirty-fifth anniversary, offering instead of an airplane, a $15,000 prize that includes an Alaskan flying vacation for two where the winner will earn his or her seaplane rating and also take a bush flying course.

“Alaska has a special place in our hearts. Martha and I have made over 50 round-trips from San Diego to Alaska in our own airplane and we have traveled the state in airplanes both on floats and on wheels,” John King commented. “We think it is very fitting that we are giving away an Alaskan flying vacation to a lucky pilot that will put them in touch with that amazing experience,” continued Martha.

“Equally exciting, the winner will also receive a cutting-edge technology Redbird TD desktop simulator, plus a King Get-It-All Kit of their choice,” concluded John.

The sweepstakes is open for new entries until March 14, 2011, and the official rules can be found on the King Schools website. The winner will be announced at the 2011 Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Thomas B. Haines

Thomas B Haines

Editor in Chief
AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines joined AOPA in 1988. He owns and flies a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Since soloing at 16 and earning a private pilot certificate at 17, he has flown more than 100 models of general aviation airplanes.

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