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Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Flyer...

Celebrating The Future...

 Grandson Carter

To all future pilots ...

This is to honor your passion, effort and potential. May the gift of flight take you farther than your wildest dreams, and the pot of gold be waiting under your rainbow.

It's memorial day weekend and I'll be spending it with my grandchildren. But as promised I needed to select a winner for the mug with attitude, and discover where in the world I'll be going with the five copies of Flight For Control. Last night Carter selected a couple winners out of my Northwest Airlines hat.

 And We Have A Winner!

The Mug with Attitude goes to:  
John Franco

 And Where in the World am I going?
Looks like New York.

Jeremy Carlisle!

Despite the drawing, I would love to join anyone at their book club, event, or social gathering. You plan it, and I'll be there. We just have to coordinate schedules. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

XOX Karlene


  1. My best wishes are also with the pilots of the future. Hope they will do their job like professionals and make the flight to success.
    Cheap flights to Lagos

    1. Hi Justin, I'm only allowing this spam message to go... because I liked it.

  2. I love the Pictures of your Grandson.. Future Pilot... Congrats John and Jeremy...

    1. Thanks Darin. And, I hope that more cups will fly out the door.

  3. Oh my gosh, Carter looks not only like a future pilot, but a genius. The kid's got a future!

    1. I'm not sure what this one is going to be. But he is a little love. He's in non-stop continual motion, and then he'll hug tight, lay his head on your shoulder for a moment of rest, then he's off again getting into something.

  4. Karlene,

    There is a lot of talk with the decline in pilot salaries and the continuing issues with fatigue and working conditions especially early in a pilots career that the industry won't continue to attract good candidates in the future. What are your thoughts? Will you be encouraging your own grandchildren to become pilots?

    YYC Dispatcher

    1. I think the job in itself has a lot of drawbacks with the fatigue and working conditions. But there is a lot of good in it too.

      For my grandkids I will encourage them to follow their passions. Whatever they may be. To do what they love. To enjoy their life, never be afraid to try new things, and to follow their hearts, not their pocket book. I think that is the key to happiness.

      Thanks so much for your comment, and the question.

  5. Congratulations to John and Jeremy!

    Have a great Memorial Day tomorrow Karlene, I'm spending mine in Washington D.C!

    1. Thank you Cecilie. If I didn't have so many kids... I would meet you there. Next time!

  6. Thank you both UP-ELEVATOR.COM and Cecilie for your wishes.

    Karlene, I still am speechless.... other than THANK YOU and looking forward. :-))


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