John and Martha want your opinion...

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They will have a new opinon poll each week on their website. This week: should pilots lose their license due to a TFR violation?

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No! They should be required to watch King video's for 12 hours straight! Whew! I'm not sure I could handle it. They must be doing something right though, I saw them in their Falcon 10 about 2 months ago. I asked how they liked it over the Citation and Martha said, "It's faster (I was able to successfully suppress the duhhhh look) and we can go coast to coast."

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"They should be required to watch King video's for 12 hours straight"

Isn't there something in the constitution about 'cruel and unusual punishment?

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RT,

Did she give you that giggle when she said it?

w-w-w-well, i-i-i-it's faster.

Also, is her hair real, or just a special effect?
 

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I'd rather watch John and Martha than that boob from "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire" thats on the King Instrument Videos / Cessna Pilot Center Instrument Video by King.

Oh man .. they made him do some really horrible skits. I had nightmares for weeks afterwards.
 

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I hate to tell you this, Vik, but that's Rick Rockwell, Martha's brother. :D
 

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She giggled like SpongeBob until I asked her if she and Janet Reno had the same hairstylist. By then though John was through with his 10th trip to the a/c with paper towels and it was time for them to go. Not sure what he was mopping up. Next time John take a whole roll.

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John and Martha King is one and the same person! To cut production cost, John wears an Annie wig!
 

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For the longest time I thought they were sister and brother. They look so similiar, especially the nose.
 

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She giggled like SpongeBob until I asked her if she and Janet Reno had the same hairstylist. By then though John was through with his 10th trip to the a/c with paper towels and it was time for them to go. Not sure what he was mopping up. Next time John take a whole roll.
HAHA......Now THAT'S funny!
 

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John and Martha want your opinion

Rick Rockwell isn't Martha's brother. Her maiden name is Rockwood. He isn't really a millionaire, either.
 

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Someone named Rick was getting on a plane today and I heard children screaming and running away from the ramp. I had just heard someone greet the person as Rick as they were getting out of their car to load luggage but hadn't actually looked up when the screaming began. I managed to get my flight bag and snap this photo before they boarded the aircraft.

http://personal.atl.bellsouth.net/atl/n/e/nealw/marta.jpg

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My only experience with the King's wasn't a pleasant one. A few years back I was on final to an uncontrolled airport in a JetStar and a Citation I that had just landed announced "we're going to back-taxi." I kindly replied that there is a JetStar on short final and that since there's room on the parallel taxiway for a JetStar, there should be plenty of room a Citation I. The Citation mumbled unable or something and I had to go around!

After I finally landed and used the TAXIWAY I found out that it was the Kings flying their Citation. I had a few kind words with them about their technique. Now mind you, I have no problem with back-taxiing at a small airport, but if you are going to do it please announce your intentions on downwind so that the following traffic can adjust their pattern accordingly.

They were new to flying jets at the time (they even sumped the tanks), but I think they must have been high on life or crack, because their happy-go lucky demeanor never changed throughout the discussion. Other than that they seemed nice enough.
 

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Someone needs to tell Martha that the 70's ended 22 years ago.
 

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John and Martha are not now, nor have they ever been, professional pilots. I realize professional is an attitude, not a paycheck, but they have never had a real flying job. Sure, they fly their jet all over the place, but they've never HAD to go and find their way through the weather, they've never HAD to make a schedule, they've never HAD to cater to the whims of passengers. When they wanted to fly a jet, they didn't have to compete with others for a job, they just went out and bought a jet. They have never really given any substantial amount of flight instruction, either. Their forte' is in ground instruction.
 

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:D

Jetlinda! You be so bad! Whew! You broke the backboard on that one.

I think that would look good on their grave markers don't you?

"John and Martha are not now, nor have they ever been, professional pilots."

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Linda, I have it on what I consider good authority that Rick and Martha are indeed brother and sister. She did a TV interview about Rick's work as an actor to play the part of the "millionaire" on the TV show. This wouldn't be the first time that somone altered their name for a shot at an acting career.

When I saw "author", and your listed time, I thought at first that you might be Linda Pendelton. She has known the Kings for many years.

Have you written any books on aviation?
 

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I am Linda Pendleton. I have known the Kings for many years. I have written a book called "Flying Jets" published by McGraw-Hill. Rick Rockwell is NOT Martha King's brother, nor is his real name Rockwell (or Rockwood either -- I forget what it really is).
 

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BTW, Rick was not playing a part in that "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire" show. According to him, he thought he might really find true love there (what a joke!). John and Martha King were at the taping of the show. I don't know who your good authority is, but I can tell you for sure that Rick Rockwell is NOT Martha's brother.

Now, mind telling me how you might know that I have known the Kings for many years?
 
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