Rose Marie Kern was hired as an air traffic control specialist in 1983. During her career she has worked in the Center, Tower, Approach and Flight Service divisions. After she retired from the FAA in 2005, she was hired by Lockheed Martin as a Controller for a privatized towers and later as a Quality Assurance Engineer for their Flight Service Contract . I enjoy the pilots I work with, and will spend extra time with students so that they can start out their relationship with the Air Traffic System in a positive manner. Though she had been writing articles related to the environment for various magazines, she did not begin writing in her primary field of aviation until January of 2006. At this time she has columns in 9 monthly and 3 quarterly publications, as well as 4 online aviation websites. Rose is a popular speaker and has given presentations for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the NM Airport Managers Association, The Albuquerque Aerostat Association, and several pilot groups.
There is no doubt that Rose can disperse words from the FAA in a manner which pilot's understand. It is important to realize that there is a vast abyss between the FAA Regs and the average pilot. What we have through Rose is the catalyst with which to convert and provide a bridge between the FAA regs and pilots. She does it with such class and explicit common sense. Ralph McCormick, Managing Editor Fly-Low Magazine