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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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ask a Flight Instructor


Flight Instructor!

Hello Karlene Petitt readers! 

Believe it or not, pilots don’t just start out by flying big jets like Karlene. We all start from humble beginnings, and that’s actually a great thing. The formative days of flying are honored and cherished by all pilots, new and old. There’s just nothing like learning to fly. 

Not only that, most pilots embrace the mantra of lifelong learning. As a reader of this blog, I’ve no doubt we’re all in good company. Along those lines, there’s something new you may be interested in. 

I’ve started a new initiative called Ask the CFI. The concept is simple: ask me a question, and I’ll answer it “On Air” through a podcast and Youtube video. Your flying and flight training questions will not only get answered, but they’ll get answered for others as well. 

To participate, it’s really simple -- Go to and fill out the simple form. That shoots a message over to me, and I’ll answer a good number of them “On Air”. I’ll even read your name. Hey, you’re famous! 

I’m a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) in Alaska. I mostly teach Private Pilots at my flight school, I also hold online ground school for the private pilot level, with more courses coming in the future. 

Hope to see your questions soon. 

Throttle On!

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene


  1. Hi, Karlene... I SENT in a topic, last night!

    1. Awesome!!! Thank you! Okay.... please share the topic and answer when you get it.


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