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"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."

Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Accident Investigation Workshop

Enjoy  the Journey!
XO Karlene 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Structural Failure

You can't go wrong with 
an education from ERAU! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene

Monday, February 19, 2018

Aircraft Engines

Hear Them Roar... 

Episode 353
EAL Radio Show Broadcast

February 19, 2018
“Aircraft Engine Power Through the Years”

The next EAL Radio Show on February 19, 2018 will be all about “Aircraft Engine Power Through the Years”. Please join the EAL team to learn how aircraft manufacturers soared the industry with powerful engines starting way back in 1903 with the Wright Brother’s engine that was a bit crude, even by the standards of the day. It had four horizontal inline cylinders. Others back then to name a few were:


Boeing built the Bluebell seaplane, better known as the B&W in 1916, followed in 1919 with the C-700s, 1920s the B-10 bomber series, the 123, 139, and 166 models. Again in 1923 Boeing debuted the Model 15. In 1934 there was Boeing, Lockheed, and Douglas who built B-17 “Flying Fortress" with four engines. 


Lockheed’s Vega single-engines six-seat was introduced in 1927, followed by the Sirius, Altair, and Orion. In 1934 Lockheed’s twin-engines Electra was the fastest airliner at the time of introduction. In 1943 Lockheed’s glorious four-engines Constellation was given birth. Lockheed's first commercial jetliner; the L-1011 TriStar was introduced in 1966. 

Glenn L. Martin: 

Martin-Chevrolet in 1929 built the Martin 4-333, Martin P3M, Consolidated PBY, and in 1934 Martin, and Bell Aircraft built the B-29s’ engines. 1937: Glenn L. Martin Company designed a new twin engine flying boat. Followed in 1937, a three-eighth scale flying model, the Martin 162A Tadpole Clipper with a crew of one and powered by a single 120 hp (90 kW) Chevrolet engine. 

1967 to present: 

Tune in and learn more on aircraft engine power in aviation with many aircraft manufacturers building high technology engines. 

on the EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Monday February 19th, 2018
7 pm EDT

Call 213-816-1611 
You can either listen or talk.

Or log on to listen at

 Captain Neal Holland  ♦ Jim Hart 
*Captain Steve Thompson *Chuck Allbright * Linda Fuller
*Captain George Jehn*Dorothy Gagnon*Don Gagnon
Will be your hosts!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Another Jet Racer....

Friday's Fabulous Flyer


Max Erikson is a 34 year old race pilot for the NJRA. He has been with the NJRA team for five years. Based out of Central City Jet Racing League, Max has lived most of his life in Washington State. Prior to joining the NJRA, he was a bassist in a rock band and has toured all over America. Max had been married to a woman named Francine Ryan, but they divorced after their relationship fell apart. 

Max and Francine have an 11-year-old daughter named Isabelle “Izzy” Erikson, who lives with Francine. Max also has a 13-year-old son named Morgan who came into his life after a one night stand, before he met Francine. Max has been absent for most of Morgan’s life.

Similar to Jay's story, Max decided to join the NJRA after coming across a training camp recruitment ad. At 6’6 tall, Max exceeds the NJRA’s regulation height limit, but has been allowed to fly but must obtain a waiver each year.

His talent for flying combined with his competitive personality quickly gained him popularity and celebrity-like status among fans. Max is known to be a womanizer and has been described by others as being horny and hot headed. He loves hard rock and his favorite musician is Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Max idolizes Bruce, but at the same time also resents him for his success. While generally emotionally reserved around others, Max becomes teary-eyed every time he goes on video chat with his daughter. He has a heart. 

In the air, Max does not practice aerobatics, but enjoys doing barrel rolls from time to time. He is highly respected as a successful racer, having won the 2024 Nationals and flown in the World Series. He has also been known for getting into pit fights with other racers as a result of his hair-trigger temper, but gets away with it because pit fights in the NJRA are considered part of the sport like fights in hockey or pit fights in NASCAR.

Is another character in Jet Racer!


Jared Padalecki Is not really Max, 
but would be the perfect character in the movie!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FAA Safety Team:

 Safer Skies Through Education

"TEM Building -
 Adapting Threat and Error Management 
to General Aviation"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)

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We strive for the perfect flight, yet it is elusive. Truth be known, there is no such thing as a perfect flight. In our increasingly complex environment, we must manage various challenges from operational and environmental threats. If we do not anticipate and manage these threats, errors may occur.

This presentation is an introduction to Threat and Error Management. Taken from a successful strategy used by the airlines, you’ll have a chance to learn how to adapt the very same principles to your flying. See real world examples that you can use to maintain the highest level of safety.

To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: 

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day 2018

Love is in the Air.... 

Enjoy your day.... 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

Monday, February 12, 2018

From Helicopters

To Writing... 

Darcy Hoover

Darcy Hoover has been flying helicopters in the remote corners of the world for the past 32 years. Originally a Canadian bush pilot, he’s flown in over 30 countries, been through riots on three continents, was robbed at the end of two AK47s walking home from a bar in Benin, arrested in Kenya on trumped up charges of flying in mercenaries to overthrow the Government (completely unfounded), charged by elephants and black bears, has flown Princes and Presidents, and has got into far more precarious situations than he should have, with increasing regularity.

He had a popular running blog of his adventures, but one post was misconstrued by some official in Kazakhstan, so in self-preservation, Darcy pulled the blog entirely and started writing fiction. “The Helicopter Pilot” is his first novel, striving for an Orwellian “Burmese Days” kind of tale, Edward gets way over his head on his first tour to a remote corner of East Africa. 
He hopes you enjoy it... I know we all will! 

The Helicopter Pilot 

Joine Darcy 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene