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Saturday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Rod Machado and John King Debate the New ACS

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Rod Machado and John King will share the stage for a fun and spirited one-on-one debate on the new Airman Certification Standards. Both Rod and John have very different ideas about the utility and value of the ACS, and each is a passionate advocate for his position. This is sure to be a fun time for all given that both Rod and John have a long history of involvement in the flight training business. While having a good time at this debate, we guarantee you plenty of education in the process.

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Stephen Pope

Editor-In-Chief, Flying Magazine
Stephen is a longtime aviation journalist and pilot. He grew up in northern New Jersey, where he started taking flying lessons at the age of 15 at a small grass strip in a Piper J-3 Cub. While in high school he worked as a line boy at the East 60th Street Heliport in New York City and First Aviation Services at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, as well as a reporter for several local newspapers.

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John & Martha King

Owners, King Schools
John and Martha King, Co-Chairmen of King Schools, have revolutionized the way pilots learn through intimate video instruction and interactive online courses, and are regarded by pilots throughout the world as their personal aviation mentors. For decades they have taught nearly half of the pilots learning to fly in the United States. Each of them has taught more pilots than any other instructor in the history of aviation. | | The Kings... Read More →
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Rod Machado

Owner, Rod Machado's Aviation Learning Center
A 43-year flight instructor, Rod Machado has taught millions the basics of flying through flight lessons, simulation and training materials. Since 1973, he has been teaching and speaking to pilots in the 50 states and Europe. Rod is a tireless pilot advocate. Besides a degree in Aviation Science, Rod holds degrees in Psychology. He started flying at age 16, is a rated ATP with all airplane Flight Instructor ratings. Rod is AOPA's National... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
NATCA Safety Learning Center