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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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Opening Doors to The World of Aviation

I am off to my first Women in Aviation Conference. Click HERE for conference details.

And happy to say that Delta Air Lines is a proud sponsor of WAI, and donates scholarships annually. I hear that a couple of scholarship recipients actually fly for Delta Air Lines! I'm really looking forward to meeting them.

Thank you Delta for your support!

As you also know, I'm also highly involved with Women of Aviation Worldwidweek. We like to call WOAW!

What is the difference between WAI and WOA?

"Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries."

Women Of Aviation Worldwide is the support system of WAI.

Women of Aviation is opening doors and exposing women to a world they otherwise wouldn't be part of. They're creating an excuse for women and girls to FLY---opening the door to the sky.

Last year Women of Aviation introduced a l,647 girls and women, in 29 countries on 4 continents to flying. WOAW for sure! The current worldwide female pilot population is estimated at 80,000, and with last year's numbers we introduced over 2% more. How many more this year? Thanks to the support of Pilots worldwide the sky is not the limit. Thanks to WAI those women have mentors, education opportunities, scholarship programs, and a place to network. Thanks to nintey-nines we have pilots supporting their local communities.

I guess you could say, everyone involved in Women "OF" Aviation is not only recruiting future pilots and members for WAI, but for the ninety-nines too! Women of Aviation is recruiting future Private Pilots, Future Airline pilots, future Aviation Enthusiasts.

Who are the ninety-nines?

Click Here to learn all about them. But who are "my" ninety-nines?

The GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER SOARS! See what we're doing at my local chapter. Click HERE.

Thank you ladies for the warm welcome!

I am very excited to be part of this group! These women pilots are helping their communities. The same communities that support aviation.

Join me Sunday, February 27, 2011 ~ Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show ~ Showplex Exhibit Hall ~ Puyallup Fair & Events Center (enter through Orange gate) ~ Puyallup, WA 98371. I will be there from 2-4 p.m. I would love to meet you! For more information click HERE

"Be it on the ground or in the sky, you too can fly!"

Educating. Motivating. Inspiring. One flight at a time...

Together, we can make a difference!

Enjoy the Journey!

~ Karlene


  1. Wow, so many fantastic organizations that help women to fly! I love it!

  2. Nice post. Keep up the good work!

  3. I usually fly on one of the other majors - being in Dallas it makes sense to concentrate my FF miles on the airline that actually flies 95% of all the DFW departures. But I just got back from flying DFW - ATL - BCN on Delta, and apart from a couple of delays on the return, it was a nice experience. I think Delta has become the standard, at least in the back where I directly experience them (although ATL is a mess). As soon as I make lifetime platinum on that other airline (only 5k miles to go!), I'll be taking more flights on Delta (and that other Chicago-based airline) to Asia, trying to get that Silver status back!

  4. WOAW is a very nice organization. this community gives power to world people who want to be pilot:) Thanks Karlene san.

    have a good day,


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