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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, June 27, 2012



Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene 

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  1. So true!! I have fond memories of TWA. Had a gazillion frequent flyer miles on them in their waning years. Those were some good pilots. :)

    1. Those were the good years for sure! Thanks for the comment Linda!

  2. Sooo true! I haven't flown a lot with TWA; but the ones I have are quite "memorable" (if that is possible at the age of 5 months?) ENGM-KMIA TWA 747-200 in February 1992 :) We were even seated in the nose section on the lower deck.

    1. OH... that was a historic flight for sure. I remember them well. I actually flew a TWA flight in a Tower 747 on July 17, 1996 while they were getting their new planes ready to fly. We were following flight 800. I will never forget that day.
      Thanks for the comment.

  3. (chuckle) And to think for years K & I flew with wings that just said "US Airmail"-if you want to see a revolt of pilots try and change the 'traditional' design of pilot's wings.
    In the summer I don't recall even wearing the wings on my shirt (sans-jacket in the summer).
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, now where are my Citgo Wings?
    Tim 8DME_w_ORD

    1. Yes... US Airmail. I still wear mine. History... a thing we should never give away.

      Maybe we should make up some new wings. :)Where are the Citgo Wings? I don't know.


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