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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.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Give Life to Your Dreams

"When you fly toward a dream 
embraced by passion in your soul,
the clouds part, the sun shines, and 
the rainbow guides you to 
your deepest desires."
Karlene Petitt
Flight To Success

A few months ago we spent the day working towards funding a dream to help the Children's Museum of Central Oregon come to life. We sold 75 copies of  I Am Awesome ABCs of Being Me, and inspired children throughout Bend. This young lady looked through the book and found her career! She wants to be a chemist. I told her to keep her vision alive and to look at her page daily. 

And then I thought about my daughter's vision to create a place where families of all kinds can bring their children to experience arts and science. Where they can explore and investigate their world while making learning fun. How do you make reality happen? Create the vision and give it life. She needs a million dollars to bring her vision to life. There is no doubt she will make that a reality.

The room was packed all day with families and their children learning, growing and finding fascination in science.
Sparking imagination...

And the giving spirit never ended. While this was a fundraiser and people bought books, raffle tickets, and tiles they painted, that will be mounted on a wall when the museum is built, there were those other who gave what they could to support. These were the first dollars received as a donation. And that's where it begins. A community working together in the name of education.

How do you make dreams become a reality? Chapter 4 in Flight To Success Be the Captain of Your Life is all about goals. And that's where success begins. A dream becomes a vision and then becomes a goal. There is more power in that concept than you can imagine.  

"If you set goals and go after them 
with all the determination you can muster, 
your gifts will take you places 
that will amaze you."
Les Brown

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 


  1. What an inspiring blog again. As long as you believe in reaching your goal you will get there.
    Awesome you wrote this book to inspire the young ones!

    1. Thank you so much An!! Yes, inspiring the kids is how we create change. They are the future!

  2. Dear Karlene Petitt,

    With every powerful book, inspiring blog post and tweet you brighten up the day and make life more hopeful and joyous for your readers and followers. You truly are a role model with both strength and heart.

    You have achieved so much in your own life and what is even more admirable is the way you actively encourage everyone to believe in their dreams and make them reality. Regardless of how big the dream is, you shine a light on its possibility when so many would have focused on its implausibility. What a beautiful person you are and how better the world is for having people like you.

    I can’t wait for your next book and I hope you’ll always keep writing as I look forward to the day I can fill a bookcase with your entertaining and inspiring words.

    Sarah Spencer

    1. Sarah, Wow!!!

      I cannot thank you enough for your kind and heartfelt message. I will keep writing, as with the power of words we can inspire, change the world, and create a life we are all proud to live... Anything is possible!

      But you must know, that it's people like yourself that provide the wind under my wings that keep me flying strong, even when the weather deteriorates. You give me strength to fly higher. Perseverance is the key.

      Thank you for making my day and reminding me why I do what I do!

  3. Check out my journey from gym teacher to pilot!

    1. John, you should email me your story! And we will post you as a Friday Flyer!!!!


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