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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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The fun has begun.

I'm spending the week in Daytona Beach at Embry-Riddle, as the Ph.D. adventure begins. 

If you haven't read my novels, it's time! And... comments on Amazon are so much appreciated. Also remember to enter the contest to win a Northwest Airlines 747 model.

A thriller that reads like a mystery. But there is no mystery on the condition of the airline industry. It's broken. Planes are crashing. Pensions were stripped. Pilots are financially and emotionally bankrupt due to fatigue, furloughs and loss of seniority.  It's time that someone takes control before it's too late. Unless it already is. 

"A strong debut with a complex plot that keeps the reader guessing until the very end."  

Robert Dugoni, Lawyer and New York Times Bestselling author of the Jury Master, Cyanide Canary, and Damage control.

An A330 falls from the sky, a B777 crashes short of the runway, and pilots everywhere are losing control of their aircraft. Global Air Lines has taken over Coastal in a merger and stapled the pilots to the bottom of the seniority list. But what management pilots are doing behind the walls of training is nothing short of criminal. They are playing a game of Russian Roulette and the bullet is about to come out. 

 "Can you handle the truth? A thoroughly engaging and lightning-paced new work... The truth is exactly what you get: The truth of being a professional airline pilot in today's stressed airline world...major new threats to the safety of airline passengers from pilots who aren't trained to fly anything but computers, and which political and personal agendas sometimes trump safety and sanity.

Can you handle the truth? Then this book is a must-read." 

John Nance, Author Pandora's Clock and Orbit Aviation Analyst, ABC World News.

Enjoy the Journey...
XO Karlene

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


  1. Exciting stuff Karlene. I am so happy for you as you are doing many positive things to help make many positive changes. The souls we carry are priceless as well the investment you are making to ensure they will be carried on the wings of safety.

    Please post your experiences at ERAU as I've heard so much good about that fine institution of learning. Never stop learning!

    Regards from sunny NYC. OH! and BTW, I found our restaurant on Friday. It was a hole in the wall with almost no seating. Glad we ate where we did and I wouldn't mind eating there again!! And I'm bringing Moo Shu and chocolate covered cheesecake next time.

    1. Thank you so much Jeremy. I will for sure write all about it. But probably not until next week. We'll be kept pretty busy down for the week. Looking forward to the fun. And the Moo Shu ... and (sugar free) chocolate covered cheescake. :) I'm glad we did what we did too! This week... a little bit of naked in New York. :)

    2. I can see the headlines now "Sleepless in Seattle... Naked in New York" ;)

    3. I love that.... Sounds like a tweet!!!

    4. Hi Karlene

      You must eat at Aunt Catfish's while you are there. It will inspire great thinking.

      Johnny Summers

    5. Johnny, Thank you so much. Since my fun has begun... your work might have too. :) Doing the three year track!

    6. Karlene, it's an amazing journey. I am happy to be a part of yours. Let me know what I can do, and I will be thrilled to do it.

      Johnny Summers

    7. Thank you so much! I will let you know for sure. I'm excited to share my idea for the research project with you.

  2. The new adventure!! Good luck for that road ahead!!!!

    1. Thank you Mark! It is better to be lucky than good. (Unless you're good and lucky. ;)) Thanks!


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