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Kim Jochl to Discuss New Book The Aviatrix on WATA 1450 Oct. 6, at Library Oct. 11

Local author Kim Jochl will present her newly published book, The Aviatrix, Fly Like a Girl, on WATA 1450 AM radio with Gary Smith in Boone at 8:40 a.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 6, as well as at the Watauga County Library at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Kim Jochl is pictured with her husband, Gunther.
Kim Jochl is pictured with her husband, Gunther.

Flying is terrifying to many people, and piloting an airplane is a domain seemingly dominated by men. When flying slowly but surely came to scare her to death, Kim set out to overcome her fear by earning a pilot’s license. She figured the more she knew, the less she’d be scared. In theory that was true; in practice it wasn’t so simple. She knew it would be an incredible challenge, and one that might end in failure. The one-hundred and fifty-three page, non-fiction narrative is a candid, sometimes funny, definitely scary, firsthand look into one woman’s journey to becoming a pilot in the challenging mountain terrain of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

The Aviatrix is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Aircraft Spruce, Pilot Shop, and in a handful of western North Carolina locations like Fred’s General Mercantile, The Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Tri-Cities Aviation, the Appalachian State University bookstore, Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum, Reid’s Café, Lowes Foods in Banner Elk, Lees McCrae College bookstore, Barnes & Noble Asheville Mall, and Sugar Mountain Sports Shop.

Kim grew up in Lee, Massachusetts, spent eight years competing around the world as a member of the United States Alpine Ski Team, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is the vice president at Sugar Mountain Resort.

Kim is working on her second book, a memoir. For more information browse through www.kimberleyjochl.com.