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Source: Barney King, 785-826-2683, kingb@k-state.edu
http://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/kingbio.html
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News release prepared by: Natalie Blair, 785-826-2642, nblair@k-state.edu

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

K-STATE AT SALINA'S BARNEY KING SUCCESSFULLY RENEWS HIS MASTER CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DESIGNATION

SALINA -- Bernard King, associate professor of aviation at Kansas State University at Salina, has earned Master Certified Flight Instructor designation for the fifth time.

King has continuously held the national accreditation since 2001 and is one of only 18 master certified flight instructors in Kansas. When King initially earned this designation he was the first from K-State at Salina and the sixth in Kansas. Today, five master certified flight instructors teach in K-State's department of aviation.

The national accreditation is recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration. Fewer than 700 of the approximately 93,000 certified flight instructors in the nation have achieved the master distinction.

The designation must be renewed biennially and surpasses the FAA's requirements for renewal of the candidate's flight instructor certificate.

King graduated as a second lieutenant in the infantry from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1969 and has a master's in secondary education from Georgia State University and a master's in computer resource and information management from Webster University.