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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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Transition to Flying...

In Three Easy Steps! 

Learning a new aircraft is never easy, but it is fun. And one of my favorite activities. Over my years of training pilots, however, there have been a few common themes that have blocked the transition phase:

  • Learning how to work with a crew after being a single pilot. 
    • It's all about communication and working as a team. 
    • Use your fellow pilot as another resource. 
  • Carrying old habits that don't work with the new equipment.
    • Use what does, but leave the rest behind.
    • Build new habits.
  • Comparing the old equipment with the new. 
    • Lose the phrase.... "But in my other plane we did...." 
    • Remember: This is not your other plane. 

This month Rob Burgon is representing our  BIF Team and discussing transition to flying different aircraft in three easy steps. He's got some great advice. Click on over to Tally One!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene


  1. Orville Wright [1903] didn't have this problem!

    1. No he didn't!! lol. How times have changed.


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