Your last article about how the Flight Service is changing was interesting. Once in the late-1970s I was flying my 1967 C-172 from San Antonio, TX where I was stationed to the Forest Service dirt strip high in the mountains near Catron County-Glenwood to use for slurry bombers (not the current one as this strip was higher up the mountain). I stopped at Deming and visited the FSS there to get info on the strip (they had a file on it and its current conditions) and get info on the best way to get in and out of there. Today […]
Hi Rose Marie. I found I didn’t have time to read my half dozen aviation periodicals, so I reduced it to two–AOPA Pilot which comes with the membership, and Plane & Pilot News. You are the reason I retained P & P News and not the others. I always turn to your article first. You have always answered your mail if I had an ATC question. And you’re funny as hell (e.g. February: RCC Zero “Slippery enough to slide a beer stein to Germany”). Keep up your good work! Chuck S. LtCol USMC (Ret), A-4 Skyhawk pilot Current Citabria owner/pilot […]
Hi Rose Marie, I like your book so much, I ordered another one for my brother! He is a relatively new private pilot. I’ve tried to impress upon him the importance of knowing airspace, weather, and communications. I think your book will be helpful for him, especially now as he builds hours in his new Cessna 182 -Chris G.
I just got a copy of Air to Ground and I’m about halfway through the book – it’s fantastic! I wish I had read Air to Ground when I first began flying in controlled airspace – it gives great insight into what’s going on behind the curtain at ATC and highlights some of the mistakes we pilots inadvertently make when dealing with the FAA, Flight Service, weather services, and the controllers. The book is informational in a straightforward way, but also is filled with great actual examples and plenty of humorous anecdotes. It would make a good supplemental text for […]
I like your book so much, I ordered another one for my student. I’ve tried to impress upon him the importance of knowing airspace, weather, and communications. I think your book will be helpful for him, especially now as he builds hours over the summer! Neil E. Flynn, CFI
Rose Marie, Your article “Please Slow Down” in the November issue of Fly-Low is very good. An excellent reminder for pilots of all backgrounds and flying hours. I enjoy your articles. Keep up the good work! Jan Hoynacki, Executive Director United States Pilots Association
Ms Kern, I want to thank you for your articles in Fly-Low. I find them very helpful. I am an older guy (51, not really that old) but a student pilot none-the-less. I struggle with radio communications. Your article in February’s Fly-Low on ATC Speak was great. I am curious if you have a suggested reference to help someone like me? I really liked the format of your article, showing typical words used by ATC and then following by the Pilot. This format in a reference for the most common communications between Pilots and ATC would be very helpful for […]
Many years ago, I received an email from a reader who suggested I contact a writer to see if she would be interested in writing for my publication. Believe it or not, I get lots of that request, but this one seemed different. The guy was familiar with her work; spoke highly of her. From past experience, I knew that all writers are not created equal; therefore, I was skeptical about contacting her. The reader was very averring that I should contact her. Thus, I did! That was eight years ago, I contacted Rose Marie Kern via email. We corresponded […]