One of the highlights of the 2016 Flying Aviation Expo was the Debate between John King of King schools and Rod Machado, Humorist and aviation educator. The subject, the new Airman’s Certification Standards (ACS) and its pros and cons for student pilots.
As of June of 2016 the new ACS replaced the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the private pilot knowledge test and oral portion of the check ride. John King was on the committee who prepared the additional material for the ACS. Rod Machado is an outspoken opponent of the ACS. This debate eloquently lays out their positions.
I was lucky enough to not only attend the event but capture the excitement of this spirited debate! See it below in it’s entirety: