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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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

B777 Captain

Friday's Fabulous Flyer! 

Captain Shem Malmquist

Captain Shem Malmquist is currently a B-777 Captain operating international routes. His broad experience ranges from teaching aerobatics and instructing in a wide variety of both general aviation and transport aircraft to academic research and safety investigation. His most recent work has involved approaches to risk analysis and accident prevention utilizing MIT’s System Theoretic Accident Models and Processes (STAMP). 

I met Captain Malmquist on LinkedIn, and he was extremely helpful in my data collection by sharing the link to my research: PetittAviationResearch. When I learned about his educational and safety background, his support made so much sense, and all the more appreciated. 

Captain Malmquist’s education includes a Masters (MS) degree in Human Factors in Aeronautics through the Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Science (BS) from Embry-Riddle University, and a Associate of Science (AS) through Mt. San Antonio College. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a full member of ISASI, and a member of the Resilience Engineering Association, AIAA, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, IEEE, the Flight Safety Foundation and SAE where he also serves as a voting member of the Flight Deck and Handling Quality Standards for Transport Aircraft committee and is a member of the Aerospace Behavior Engineering Technology and the Lithium Battery Packaging Performance Committees. 

For your reading enjoyment, I would highly recommend to check out this link: 

He's also co-authored a book!

If we don't stand for something, 
We will fall for anything! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 


  1. Indeed​, Shem is very knowledgeable aviator and more than that a helpful human being. I too interacted with him during my research. Also, Karlene, your efforts on blog is much appreciated.

    1. Prashant, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am doing my best for a good cause. The aviation community and for the passengers too!


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