Air to Ground: A Guide to the World of Air
Traffic Control by Rose Marie Kern
The FAA for the most part is a faceless entity dictating orders which
pilots must follow to keep our nation's skies safe. For over eleven years Rose
has written monthly articles for many national and regional pilot magazines
which provide easy understanding as to how the Air Traffic system works, and
gives insights into the people and facilities pilots talk to every
Rose's book, Air to Ground compiles information from those articles
useful to both student pilots and aviators who have long enjoyed soaring along
highways in the sky. She shares both practical and humorous insights as well as
glimpses into the bigger picture of Air Traffic Control.
"Air to Ground" is a phrase used to describe the frequencies used by the
pilots when they speak to Air Traffic.
The book, Air to Ground, appeals to pilots,
airport managers and the air traffic personnel who work in the U.S. and will
greatly enhance the pilot's understanding of the National Airspace System, its
procedures, and the people whose job it is to provide for the safe and efficient
flow of Air Traffic.
Ground contains current and historical data on
the National Airspace System, the Air Traffic Control System, and aviation
weather in a way that is friendly, easily readable and understandable to even
the most novice pilot. It is not meant to replace the government's directives,
but to supplement them.
The book includes information on:
- Overview and History of the Air Traffic Control System
- Flight Service Stations (FSS)
- Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT)
- Departure and Approach Control
- Enroute Air Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC)
- Climates and Microclimates
- Reference Pages
Although there are a few books that talk about Air Traffic on the market,
no other book approaches the pilot from this perspective, it fills a vacancy