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Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, 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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Daniel Shulte

For the Love of Flight!

Daniel Shulte

Friday's Fabulous Flyer!

When young people experience the gift of flight and take it upon themselves to share their passion, the butterfly effect is put in motion. Age is no match for passion, as 18-year-old Daniel decided to take aviation to the next level and share his love with the world.

When I asked Daniel why he started flying, he said...

"The reason I started flying is simple: I've always loved it. For as long as I can remember, I've had a passion for flying. When I finally became old enough to start training (around 15 years old), I took an intro flight and BOOM... I had the aviator's bug. Loved it and couldn't stop."

"Somewhere along the way, I also developed a passion for filming and photography. So now I want to bring aviation to all those who haven't experienced it, but through film. It's definitely going to be a tough project, but I know I can make it happen."

"I want to share all of this with people because:
  • If you aren't part of the aviation world already, the only things you know are probably things you learned from the movie "Top Gun".... no one really knows much about REAL aviation and what it's like to fly.
  • I want to bring the younger generation into aviation and get them involved; even the aging pilot population wants to see the youth become more interested! I know that so many kids would love to fly, but don't know where to start. This film would explain all they need to know. And ...
  • I want to bring a good reputation to aviation. With all the awful accidents happening lately, it's easy for people to start thinking that flying isn't safe anymore. I want to show them how amazing it is, and how safe it is. 

.... So yup, that's just about it! I've already put over $1200 of my own money into equipment for making this film. I want it to be a cinematic beauty. Not just a regular, old, boring documentary. I'm putting my heart into this and hoping I can get some support along the way."

Daniel has been approved for a kickstarter project and when I first looked, he had less than $600 of donations. As of Wednesday he had $6,601.

He is less than $3000 from reaching his goal. So... for all you in the love of aviation, and want to support this young man keep aviation alive... click: For The Love Of Flight!

Daniel is in my friend's young explorer group. My friend, Robin, is a 747 pilot for my company and she could not be more proud of Daniel, and I know why. Click play on the video above right to see a preview of what and why he is creating this film. You can also see the video on his kickstarter page by selecting the link to the For the Love of Flight. It's amazing! And you can see Robin too! :)

If you love Aviation
and want to make a difference
it's time to Take Action!

I donated $250! If the movie doesn't get made for some reason, I get my money back. But when it is made... I will get my name on a For The Love Of Flight! poster as an Executive Director. How cool is that?! I encourage you to join me on the project!

Only 7 days from today and counting!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

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


  1. What a cool idea, and a great cause! Best of luck, Daniel!

    1. Thanks Eric! He's a great young man and I'm excited to be on the poster. Hope you get there too!

  2. Your Kickstarter campaign is doing great! Congratulations!

    1. Syd, I'm thinking you should connect with him. And, I'll have to introduce you to my friend Robyn. She lives outside of SFO.

  3. Awesome! I love his drive and determination! Sounds like an amazing project!

    Good luck Daniel!

    1. Thanks Brent. I thought you would like this. I'm looking forward to the move!

  4. Follow your dreams, Daniel! I will support your dream and look forward to seeing the final product!

    1. Thank you so much for your support!!! And the comment.

  5. Daniel,

    This is a fantastic idea. And as a young aviator and private pilot (17 years old)... I really appreciate you making this film. It will be a great way to share aviation with those who aspire to fly! Let me know if you ever need any help!

    -Swayne Martin
    Writer and Producer for Boldmethod Pilot Training

    1. Thanks for your comment Swayne! This is a great idea and I have no doubt it will become a reality!

  6. What a great idea.
    Daniel,you are a remarkable young fella.
    Best of luck lad.

    1. Thanks for the comment John. With young people like this... the aviation world will be kept alive.


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