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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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Truth. Integrity. Justice.

"You're never wrong to do the right thing!"

For me, that right thing is aviation safety and impacting change. My one wish for aviation will help that goal. Your support is the much needed strength.

 Flight For Control

When truth is scarier than fiction, and fiction mirrors life... all we can do is hope that there is at least one advocate who is willing to take a stand for truth, integrity, and justice. 

The stakes are too high to not take action!

As far as safety is concerned, there are people willing to do the right thing despite potential retaliation. In the Flight For novels those people are Kathryn (FAA), Darby (Captain), and Jackie (Fight Attendant). 

The solution to safety depends on understanding that safety culture is the foundation of Safety Management Systems (SMS). SMS will improve safety from systemic perspective. But we must have people who are not afraid to do the right thing, no matter what the threats.... or safety culture will only be lip service. 

Flight For Sanity

(coming in February 2017)

The industry blames pilot error for aviation incidents and accidents. Yet Captain Darby Bradshaw knows better. Her best friend, FAA inspector Kathryn Jacobs, is fighting the FAA to gather the data necessary to prove Darby's theory. Together, Darby and Kathryn attempt to be the voice of the pilot, yet what happens to stop them is nothing short of criminal. Darby is subsequently faced with the most unimaginable type of retaliation against a pilot, and Kathryn is faced with life changing decisions. 

Support is Strength. 
You are the wind beneath my wings!

Fasten your seatbelt,
the "Flight For" series is 

more truth than fiction these days! 

Meet the Author in snapshots of her life... 

This passion is about 
Truth, Honesty, and Integrity!
Flight To Success, be the Captain of your Life
Life Stories of the Person behind the mission. 
Your support will be reading 
and leaving comments on Amazon. 
And following this site! 

Together, we can make a difference!

And inspiring our Children 
is where it all begins! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene


  1. Karlene, awesome work! Keep it up...I am so proud of you!

    1. Ailine, THANK YOU! Together we can make a difference!

  2. Excellent reads! You are so prolific!! Thanks for tirelessly fighting for aviation safety and creating so many points for discussion!

    1. Syd, Thank you so much! Wait until you read the 4th novel. Your jaw will drop, your blood will boil, and you will feel a combination of disbelief and outrage. Your support is so much appreciated! As are comments on Amazon! Thank you!!

  3. Karlene, your books are an excellent read and the safety issues are spot on. Love your work. Stay safe my lady. aka hughscot

    1. Hugh, Thank you so much. Your support is truly appreciated and then some!!

  4. Love it! Safe skies! CJ(FAST)

  5. Karlene...I really enjoyed your first "Flight" book and am getting into your second one. Interested to read the third and especially the fourth. Great Job!
    June Fitzpatrick

    1. June, Thank you so much! I appreciate you guys so much for all you do for aviation!

  6. Karlene...I really enjoyed your first "Flight" book and am getting into your second one. Interested to read the third and especially the fourth. Great Job!
    June Fitzpatrick

    1. JB, THANK YOU so much!!! You have to get the third now... and the 4th, well... underway. You're awesome!!

  7. So true. Too often, politics, empires, and corporate culture stand in the way. Safety doesn't fit well on a spreadsheet, but training costs do—sometimes to the determent of the former. I'm not just talking about the airline, but this also extends to manufacturer, regulator, and even the regional culture as well.

    Aviation is incredibly safe. But, it is not that way because it is inherently so. It is that way because a lot of dedicated people work very hard every day to make it so.

    1. Bill, Thanks for your comment. What I've learned through my doctoral studies has really opened up how an SMS, lived, can really create the processes (policy), risk mitigation, safety assurance and safety promotion. Aviation is incredibly safe. SMS is being mandated for all Airlines because if done right, it works. But, demands a safety culture. Experts are predicting an increase in the accident rate to an unacceptable level from 2020-2025 due to added complexity of air-based systems (Patankar & Sabin, 2010). Thus the FAA, 2018, SMS mandate for all airlines.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Patankar, M. S., & Sabin, E. J. (2010). The safety culture perspective. In Salas, E. & Murino, D. (Eds.) Human factors in aviation (2nd ed.). (pp. 95-122). Burlington, MA: Academic Press—Elsevier.

  8. Karlene,
    I loved reading your books, they are breathtaking stories.
    The caracters are amazingly strong women like you!
    Fighting for everything they believe in.
    You're such an amazing example, I had the chance to meet you in person and know you're such a kindhearted person.
    Keep writing those books and I'll keep reading :).
    Make Aviation and This world a safer place!

    1. An, Thank you so much!! I would give you a huge hug if you were here right now. Soon I will be in the sky headed your way. Missing you! XOX


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