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PHD. MBA. MHS. Type rated on A350, A330, B777, B747-400, B747-200, 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. Fighting for Aviation Safety and Airline Employee Advocacy. Safety Culture and SMS change agent.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Flight Podcast Number 2!

August 2010, I have been multi-tasking to no end. My daughter’s wedding, deadline for my novel, podcasting, blogging, and flying 94 hours in three weeks! But doesn’t this make for excellent multi-tasking training for when the chips are down, and I have to fly the plane, handle the emergency, divert, work with the Flight Attendants, and talk to ATC … all at the same time?  It's 0200… yes, I'm up and working. 

Guess what? Flight Podcast 2 is up and running! You have got to check it out.
This week’s guests:

Kirsty Ferguson
New pilots, do you want to impress the heck out of your interviewer? You’ve got to listen to what our worldwide leading interview coach, Kirsty has to say. She is nothing short of phenomenal.  After 7 airline interviews myself, I thought I’d heard everything… I was wrong. Check out her checklist for success at  If you want to secure a job as a pilot, you’ll want to add Kirsty to your toolkit.

Mary Kirby
Best known as Runway Girl… Mary is a senior editor at Flight International and aviation blogger at She focuses on in-flight entertainment, connectivity, regional aircraft programs and aircraft interiors. An awe-inspiring woman that will dazzle you with her brilliance.

Andrew Thorley
Almost 10 years ago to the day, Andrew was ferrying a Lightwing ‘sport’ ultralight from Ballina (on the far north coast of NSW) to the Oaks west of Sydney. Due to numerous circumstances Andy found himself over the suburbs of Sydney with low fuel… at night. He suffered fuel starvation and was forced to make a landing in a suburban soccer field. This is the first time he’s spoken of the incident. He’s quite candid with the mistakes he made for the betterment of aviation safety, and something you won’t want to miss.

Chris Williams
Chris is the director and technical lead at Command Software Pty Ltd. Command Software  is best known for their popular flight planning software, Command Flight Planner. Most appropriate for Australian listeners… We have a FREE copy of Command Flight Planner to give away to the value of $400. Did I say FREE? And… you don’t have to wait until I’m published to win it!

Listen to FlightPodcast  today! And tomorrow... you won't be sorry you did.

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Thank You Marty, Ken, and Adam for your patience and working with my very crazy schedule this month!

Enjoy the journey!
~ Karlene


  1. Working and getting to know you has been an absolute privilege, Karlene. I'm really looking forward to recording the 'post Janine Shepherd' chat with you (although I'm sure we'll end up with 30 minutes of bloopers for every minute of usable audio). If only people knew how much nonsense we recorded...

    You're brilliant Karlene. We’re so blessed to be working with you. Thank you for putting up with US!

  2. Ahhh... Marty, Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed to hear tonight. Sorry I didn't make it to CA... but will happen soon!
    You're the best!

  3. To be as busy as you are and write such an excellent, in depth post, you are my hero lady!

  4. Heather... this coming from the woman who does it all and sets that bar very high... Thank You! It means so much.


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