A frequent flier's views on flying and travel

A blog about a Book?

I have to set the stage for this book review.

You might want to know that I have been questioned (or “interrogated”) twice by officials of the PRC SorryAboutThat . I have had loaded firearms pointed at me at Incheon/ICN (Seoul). I have been on a flight where we catastrophically lost an engine at altitude, another where we had a sudden cabin pressure loss, a flight that skidded off of a runway landing on ice, a flight where the cockpit electronic navigation system failed, and a flight where the left main landing gear did not come up (and then did not display down and locked). RedLightGreenLight

I have been on a flight where a Pax seated in my row was arrested and handcuffed inflight by an air marshal, and I have been in turbulence so bad that a service cart hit the ceiling and several Pax and an FA had to be hospitalized.

All of those feelings and experiences are roughly on par with how I felt as I started Chapter 29 of “Flight for Control”, and knew what was about to happen.  Be warned and be advised that there are 70 chapters in this book, and you can not put it down once you start reading it.

“Flight for Control”, by KarlenePetitt, you can find her at

Flight for Control

You might also like the sequel, her novel FlightForSafety about what happens (or might happen ?) if pilots become too reliant on automation and maybe start to forget how to “fly”.

2 comments on “A blog about a Book?

  1. Karlene
    September 18, 2013

    JR… Oh… what an exciting life you live. Don’t fly on my plane! lol. Just kidding. But your comments on Flight For Control are awesome! And… I have to admit… an exciting novel. Everyone can check out the story behind the story at this link: Thank you for reading! And for everyone leaving comments on Amazon too!


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