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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Darby is Back!

Flight For Sanity is Available! 

What the Experts are Saying...

"When Karlene Petitt grabs you by the throat with her fast-paced narrative, she doesn't let you go until the early hours of the morning! Flight for Sanity plunges you into a world in which money trumps everything...aviation safety, homeland security, and even the presidency. Couldn't happen? Some of it already has, as with the use of fraudulent mental concerns to silence airline pilots who dare to point out safety problems.

A wild and scary ride with a satisfying and potentially accurate ending. And there may not be enough orange jump suits to go around!"

John J. Nance
Aviation Analyst, ABC World News
Author of LOCKOUT (WildBluePress)

"Petitt is back with her best novel yet! Rich characters, gripping flight scenes, and tidbits of wisdom for upcoming pilots… Cutting to the heart of critical safety issues airline pilots face, and retaliation that follows. Think that’s an unrealistic plot? As an airline pilot, I can assure you—this story is straight out of today’s headlines."

Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier, 
airline pilot, author.

Petitt captivates the reader with yet another engaging tale of airline drama with enough realism to make it truly terrifying. A great read! I couldn't put it down!

Dr. Chris Broyhill, author of 
the Colin Pearce series.

Fact and fiction merge into an airline drama where everything is at stake. You'll be thinking about this book long after you've read the last page.
Captain Kathy McCullough
author of Ups and Downs.


Kathryn Jacobs is a top-ranking FAA official in charge of drone regulation. But her proposed research has exposed a nerve deep within the walls of the FAA. At the same time, her best friend, airline pilot Darby Bradshaw, is fighting to promote a safety culture at Global Air Lines. Darby was warned by many not to report, but her determination to do the right thing has manifested into a nightmare she may never escape.

Aviation safety is at stake—especially if the pilot job is eliminated.

Flight For Sanity is a thriller that reads like a mystery. But there is no mystery about the corruption behind the scenes of the world’s largest airline and within the walls of the FAA. The lengths to which powerful people  will go to destroy these women will shock the nation. It’s time the world learns the truth, before it’s too late, and automation replaces pilots.

Truth is scarier than fiction.

Paperback and Hardback 
available on Amazon

Autographed copies are 
Sold on this blog! 

Get yours today!

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene 

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  1. !YAY! She's back!! Can't wait to read this, because I know I will not be able to read it only once, but many times! This will be another outstanding addition to my office bookshelf!!

    1. Thank you Jeremy!!! Yes, I have heard by readers that this is the favorite of all. You will love it!!! Santa Baby and all!

  2. Reading Flight for Sanity right now! Can't put it down.
    Darby is my hero.
    Aviation safety needs to come first!

  3. I've just bought it!!! I have it on my Kindle. Can't wait to start reading!!!!

    1. Susan, Thank you so very much!!! I'm really looking forward to your comments too!

  4. wow... thanks for it, I really empress and i talk to my friends about your story.

    1. Thank you so much!!! Sharing the story with an entire airline is awesome!

  5. The long much anticipated follow up to flight for survival is here!!. The words alone in first few pages of Darby Bradshaw's latest quest grab you hit you like a freight train, you will need to take phone off hook refuse people at door as this novel is going to be hard hitting as all three previous flight novels.
    Safety is paramount, but as airlines are having to cut costs so is training, aircraft maintenance and regulatory officials are being bought. You will be left wanting and numb after you finish this episode.

    Mark Restorick England

    1. Mark, Thank you for the incredible comment! So far this is the most dramatic, and the fact that it's based on true events make it all the more intriguing. I'm looking forward to you reading and leaving another great comment on Amazon! Thank you!

  6. J'ai lu vos blogs Karlene c'est super intéressant.Merci


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