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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, March 7, 2012
Road Trip in progress...
I am well on my way to the Women in Aviation Conference. Alaska carried me from Seattle to Houston, the first part of my journey, with great hospitality. Thank you Alaska Airlines.
First stop Austin where I met a pilot with his "first" airline on his "first" trip of his career. I remember that day 27 years ago. How time flies. I'm guessing he will be flying captain in about ten years. Maybe not for his current airline...but the next for sure.
My trip to Houston was to deliver a copy of Flight For Control to Barry Schiff, and of course we were having too much fun for me to think of taking a picture. When has that happened? An incredible man, and I'm honored to know him. And Barry, this means we must have dinner again to get that photo op.
A short night and back to the Houston Airport where I met two beautiful ladies who guided me in the right direction to gate 84B. Yay... another female pilot! Both these ladies are going to be in Flight For Control, the movie! Thank you for the morning laughs ladies and your encouraging words.
Once I found my way, Captain Khade and First Officer Ashley invited me on their oversold flight, and I had the privilege of sitting in the flight deck with this awesome crew.
They reminded me of how much fun flying can be. And... two more stars in the Flight For Control movie.
Thank you for the laughter Captain Khade! Please don't ever let your spirit go. Keep enjoying your job, it makes it all worth it.
Arriving in Austin my daughter and grandson picked me up at the airport and we had a great afternoon. We visited their new house to be. Walked. Played. Went out of lunch. And attempted some serious crawling lessons. Any day now.
Today I'm off to the Women In Aviation conference for more adventures.
Enjoy the Journey!
Posted by Karlene Petitt at 12:05 AM