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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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FLIGHT FOR CONTROL!

My aviation Thriller has become reality!

Today is all about
Flight For Control!

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Flight For Control has arrived!


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STORY:


Three airliners have crashed in the last year and nobody knows why. After a ten-year leave, Kathryn Jacobs has been invited back to the N.T.S.B to investigate this series of unexplained airline crashes. But her husband, Captain Bill Jacobs, has his concerns. While her twin daughters are off at camp, and Bill is actively campaigning for the Pilot Union Presidency, Kathryn secretly begins her investigation.

What she learns will shock the nation.

Flight For Control is a thriller that reads like a mystery. But to Kathryn, there is no mystery on the condition of the airline industry—it’s broken. Planes are crashing. Pensions are lost. Pilots are financially and emotionally bankrupt due to fatigue, furloughs, and loss of seniority. It’s time that someone takes control before it’s too late—unless it already is.

Your life is in your pilot’s hands.
Do you know who’s flying your plane?


WARNING:

Please be advised this book is for mature audiences only. Okay... you don't have to be mature, but you should be old enough to deal with some serious real-life issues. While fiction, Flight For Control harnesses the current airline environment, economy, and the stress your pilots face daily. Where is the union? What is the FAA doing? What is management's fiduciary responsibility? Flight For Control also contains strong sexual content. When on the big screen, it will be R-Rated. Be ready for the flight of your life, it may be your last.

If you can handle the flight, then you will love the action and adventure of Flight For Control.

Read what the experts say:


Flight For Control is a fascinating debut and a truly terrifying insider's take on the airline industry by an author who knows what she's talking about. You will not want to get on an airplane after reading Petitt's book.
Mike LawsonAuthor of The Political Thriller of the Year
House Divided, House Secrets and House Justice

“A strong debut with a complex plot that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.”

Robert DugoniLawyer and New York Times Bestselling Author of fiction
The Jury Master, Cyanide Canary, and Damage Control

“Flight for Control is a powerhouse debut novel. Karlene Petitt combines her insider knowledge of the airline industry with her impressive writing skills to create a spellbinding thriller. Why did Flight 39 crash? Could there be more to these air disasters than meets the eye? And what can Kathryn do about it? I was hooked on the first page and never stopped reading till it was over.”

William BernhardtOver 10 million novels sold. Bestselling Author of
Capital Betrayal, Nemesis, and Hate Crime


“I have a mental map of the book, and boy, is this one ever a labyrinth. Think three-dimensional Midwestern corn maze. It's quite a wild ride. A lot of it scares me, but it reveals a lot about the current state of the commercial aviation industry, stuff that most people don't even think about or can imagine happening..."

Christine Hollingsworth, Pilot

NOTE: Flight For Control is the first in the Flight Trilogy~

Flight For Safety
, and Flight For Survival are on their way.


Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and for being one of the first to read the next Best Selling Thriller...

Flight For Control! The Sequel Flight For Safety is coming soon.

Read what the readers have said about Flight For Control by clicking on:
Amazon Comments

If you want to be an extra in the movie...
send an email to 
FlightForControlTheMovie@gmail.com

Enjoy the Journey!

XOX Karlene

40 comments:

  1. Karlene, I am so much looking forward to reading Flight for Control. Just ordered a hardcover copy via the P/P link. When should they be available?

    Hope you sell a million of 'em!

    Frank

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    1. Frank Thank you SO much!!! I just checked. They will be at my house:

      Scheduled Delivery Updated To:
      Tuesday, 02/14/2012, By End of Day

      I just update this post! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It will be on your way on the 15th.

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  2. Way to go!!!!
    I can hardly wait to read it :-D

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    1. Thank you Michell!!! I appreciate that so much!! I can hardly wait for you to read it too.

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  3. OK, so I am the spoilt one.... here in the African bush lands this book (a preview copy sent with a lovely inscription) has got everyone who sneaks a peak putting their name on the 'reading circle list'.... just read a few random pages and you will be hooked - it is probably the most gripping book that I have read - but our Lady pilot (Patricia) on the airfield keeps on hiding it and telling us 'She has to read it all first'... got my hands on it for ten minutes this morning and I am now plotting to kidnap it after she goes to sleep tonight! Well done Karlene - a best - best - best seller if ever I saw one!! Great, appropriate and spectacularly written! Ayekoo (well done) from the Medicine on the Move team in Ghana!

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    1. Capt. Yaw, I am so glad you're enjoying it! And... can hardly wait until you find your mention. He may be a bad, bad man... but his life was not in vain. He ended up doing a good thing. Thank you so much for the comment!

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  4. So excited and happy for you! I'm going to get it on my Kindle ASAP! Although I may want a signed copy too from my favorite pilot! :)

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    1. Thank you Vic! I can hardly wait for your comments after you read it. Thank you!!!!!

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  5. Aaaaaaa I'm so proud to have been part of it! I knee you could do it! I'm getting the Kindle one so I can start reading it early.

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    1. Thank you Christine! I'm excited for you to see how much it changed. A different ending, too. And there is a special mention for a special person too! Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

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  6. Yay, it's here! I've read it: here's my Amazon review (everyone can go to Amazon and add their reviews, too :-) ):Flight for Control is a heart-pounding, bone-shaking aviation thriller that manages to incorporate fun and humor in the broader story, too. The friendships among the women in the book are great, and key to the plot, along with shocking behavior and unsettling revelations by other characters. I think this book will appeal to both men and women. Petitt is a long-time pilot who knows what she's talking about in the world of commercial aviation. You will stay up late reading this book (but you might not want to do that while you're a passenger on an airplane)

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    1. Linda, Thank you so much for the great review. You know where it was and where it is... and where it will be. I can't thank you enough for all your support. And... did I forget to mention brilliant?

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  7. Karlene, I am so excited for you! As one who had the privilege of reading the first chapter of Fight for Control I know that it will immediately capture your readers. I can’t wait to see how Kathryn Jacobs’ adventure turns out. Congratulations and I’m very proud of you!

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    1. Bob, Thank you so much. Your comment and support mean so much. First chapter or prologue? I'm thinking the only thing that hasn't changed is the prologue. lol. Keep me posted on what you think.

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  8. Congratulations, Karlene. Can't wait for the Nook download to come out. Hurry up and sell enough to buy your airplane so you can fly to Fort Worth for the DFW Writers Conference in May.

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    1. Thank you Dave. I'm going to have to check out that conference! My challenge is the March, April, May... I need more days! Where can I find them?

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  9. Hello Karlene!! Hardcover signed copy ordered Yeyyyy :) Can't wait to get it in my hands!! Haven't been so excited for a new book like this for a long time.
    I wish super mega hyper success for your book!!
    All the best!

    @LEANDROFGJ

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    1. Thank you!! I will email you when it is on your way! I appreciate your excitement so much!!

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  10. Hello Karlene,

    Just downloaded your book onto my Kindle, looking forward to a great read! Congratulations and I wish you nothing but success with your book!

    YYC Dispatcher

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    1. Yeah! Thank you so much. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support. And, I'm really looking forward to comments. Always striving towards improvement for the next.

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    2. Karlene,

      I've enjoyed the first third of the book, can definitely see how a movie based on the book would be 'R' rated. I'm sure you had a lot of fun writing it during your layovers and your deadhead flights.

      YYC Dispatcher

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    3. Karlene,

      I finished reading your book (is it still called a book when downloaded?) and after staying up way too late last night to complete it, I really enjoyed a great read. I found the second half of the book in particular had me not wanting to put it down. Do you have any future plans for more writing? Perhaps a non-fictional book based on your career?

      All the best,
      YYC Dispatcher

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    4. Oh... this is great news! I was hoping for the momentum to go faster at the end and want you to keep reading. I am working on the second book in the series. "Flight For Safety." And yes... the non-fiction version of that same book will come out when I'm ready to retire.You will love Fight For Safety. I'm also working on an A330 study guide right now, and a leadership book. Thank you so much for your support and your comments!

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  11. Congrats so much, Karlene! It must be a wonderful feeling to hold it in your hands, finally. I want it!!! But there is a small problem, I still can't use my card for online payments, damned. I have to go to the bank and change it!

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    1. Thank you so much Teri! I love and appreciate the congratulations. Now we do need to get you to that bank. lol. I live by on-line shopping. :)

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  12. Fantastic news Karlene and congratulations. I can't wait to read it. When can I get my paws on it in the UK? Well done !

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    1. Thank you so much Munawar! Yes... you can. I think on Amazon. Or, I'm shipping autographed copies. Shipping kind of ups the price significantly. But... It will be available over there. I'm going to travel around and do book signings. We should set up something at your Tower! That would be so much fun!

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    2. Excellent. I will go for a signed copy. I would love to set something up at the tower. Perhaps after my trip to Australia ?

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    3. Great! Okay... click on the button on top of the page. :) Yes... set something up at the Tower. When do you go to Australia?

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    4. Thanks and I can't wait to read it. I'm down under from Feb 27th to March 17th.

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  13. What can I say but... I need, I want, I HAVE to read this!
    Don't sell them all at once, because there are a few beloved people that I want to make happy with your book!
    See you in Seattle...xoxo An

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    1. Thank you An. If I sell them all we'll just buy some more!! Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle! XOXO

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  14. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy this book so much. As an aviation enthuisast and someone who loves romance in his life, the story is absolutely enjoyable. It didn't take long for me for me to get glued to it. In fact, I am still feeling sad that the story has ended, I wished for more! I am going to leave more comments on my review. Well done, Karlene ! You did a great job on this book. Looking forward to your next.

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback Charles!! And not to worry... sequel is on the way. I'm thinking I might have to keep the romance in. :)

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  15. Patricia wants to read this on the plane to Europe for her Engine maintenance refresher training - I am trying to suggest 'NOT the best book to read whist ON a plane!'.... Oh, my.... what have you done Ms Karlene!!!

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    1. I'm thinking she is a smart intelligent woman who will carry it on the flight... Tell all the flight and cabin crew about it... And everyone in her class. Perhaps on the return too. I say.., we must take this risk!!! :)

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  16. How did I miss the release? (*hanging head in shame*). I'm downloading on my Kindle in a moment! So looking forward to reading it, Karlene!

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    1. Thank you Angela... no head hanging. We are all so busy! Thank you so much. And... come to the Fly It Forward Event on Saturday. :)

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  17. Hi Karlene,
    I finally got to read your book "Flight for Control" which has been sitting on my bookshelf for a couple of months.
    The book was very addictive - you should have warned me! I was unable to put it back down until I got to the end at 2:30 A.M. last night...
    Intriguing plot, which keeps thickening throughout the book. You just keep wondering, what's next... Brilliantly written and you convey the current conditions in the airline industry really well! Can't wait to read the sequel.
    Appreciate what you are doing for the aviation community!
    Nick Rahkonen

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    1. Nick, THANK YOU so much!! I really appreciate your comments. I am so close on book two. But... 520 pages! lol. So... you'll definitely get more. I'm hoping we'll have it out by August. Your comment is awesome. Would you do me a huge favor and leave a comment on Amazon? I would really appreciate it. We need more of these comments. Thank you!!! You made my day.

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