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Board of Governors' King Honored by National Aeronautic Association

The Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors’ newest member, Martha King, and her husband, John King, have been inducted into the National Aeronautic Association's National Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The honor recognizes the couple's San Diego-based King Schools Inc., which develops and provides multimedia training programs for people interested in pilot certification. The Kings also received the NAA's Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation award.

The awards were presented at the NAA’s Fall Dinner on Wednesday at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Martha King joined the Board of Governors, CAP’s chief governing body, last month.

The NAA previously presented her with the Cliff Henderson Award for Achievement, annually presented to "a living individual or group whose vision, leadership or skill has made a significant and lasting contribution to the promotion and advancement of aviation or space activity," in 2008. The group jointly awarded the Kings the Frank G. Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education in 2012,

In 2003, Martha King was also honored by the First Flight Centennial Commission as one of the “100 Distinguished Aviation Heroes” in the first century of flight and was also named as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Aviation” by Women in Aviation International.

The Kings were jointly inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in 2006. That same year, they were named “Aviation Educators of the Year" by Professional Pilot Magazine. They were honored with the Vision Award from Business & Commercial Aviation and inducted into the International Aerospace Hall of Fame in 2008, recognized with the American Spirit Award by the National Business Aviation Association in 2009, and presented the Pinnacle Award by the Flight School Association of North America in 2015.