February 2001 Issue

Jepp vs. King

Both offer CD-ROM-based IFR exam preps. We pick King as the better value, thanks to snappy graphics and effective use of video.


Anyone affluent enough to own an airplane didn’t get that way by wasting time, thus the FAA’s written licensing exams are supremely galling. Populated by too many dreary, pointless questions that have little connection to real-world flying, the writtens are potholes on the road to actually learning to fly.

The GA training industry has risen to the challenge, producing self-help courses on video, computer and audio tape media sharply focused on little but a passing grade. The latest—and the most impressive—are interactive computer offerings for the instrument rating by Jeppesen and King Schools. The latter has also released a new CD-ROM-based IFR flight training system in pa...

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