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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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Professionalism and Flying

Refocus on Professionalism 

"Flight Instructors have 
the most influence on 
the development of professionalism"
Dr. Ken Byrnes 

Last week I was spent at NTAS 2017. The National Transportation Aviation Symposium was held in Daytona Beach at ERAU, where professionals came together to Enhance aviation. This year was focused on the pilot shortage. 

The pilot shortage is real. 
So is the concern
for professionalism!

The concern is that the next generation of available pilots who are  also millennials  are carrying their stereotype into the job. The stories shared were amazing, and somewhat appalling. Could these behavioral issues be true? 

Attitude is everything when you fly. 

Professionalism is essential for the safety of the flight and the future of your jobs! Research says this develops at the instructor level

To all the flight instructors who provide a positive foundation for our future generation our pilots, we thank you! 

For all the future pilots who want to have a job flying airplanes, do not let the industry have another reason to remove the pilot and replace us with automation. 

The Aviation Industry needs 
Professional Pilots! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene 


  1. Anonymous said...
    Wow, Karlene. The blog posts over the last week++ have been great; some of your very best work. Thank you and yes, this reader appreciates your effort.

    1. Ahh... Thank you Craig! It's very inspiring going to conferences and learning what's happening in our industry. Together we can make a difference!


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