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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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Flying Job

"Flyers were an elite breed. "Not every man can be an aviator," he said, "and mighty few can command aviation." In any case, he noted, cost would keep most of them grounded. If not, there was a bigger price to pay. "This game," he warned them, "costs money, but if you fail to get the very best of everything, you will come to grief sooner or later." 
Do you know when these words were spoken?

Today... Aviation is equally as expense and will keep most grounded. I always said it's hard for a reason... to make you the best you can be. The consequences are not an alternative.

The above passage came out of a fabulous book I'm reading. The Millionaires' Unit, The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought The Great War and Invented American Air Powers.

If you love history, great writing, and aviation... you will love this book as much as I do. Take a journey back in time and learn what dedication, commitment and the unwillingness to give up can do. Perhaps it can save a Nation in a war.

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

Author of Flight For Control and Flight For Safety,
If you haven't read's time!


  1. Looks very interesting I must give it a try

  2. I am truly inspired. Where can I get this book?

    1. Mine was a gift, but I know it's on Amazon. Thanks so much for the comment!

    2. Okay, I will buy it someday! I am fast learner concerning aviation I won't sleep if I get one!

    3. It's one of those books that you read for a long time too. Just fascinating!

  3. What a great quote!

    1. I know! And the entire book is that great too.


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