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PHD. MBA. MHS. Type rated on 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, July 24, 2020

Future Aviator

Friday's Fabulous Flyer!
 HYKIE 
Join me in congratulating Hykie for being featured in Lady Aviator next week, and sharing her love of aviation. While she is just nine-years old, her passion surpasses all. It's refreshing to see such a love of flying as Hykie has. It takes youth and excitement to remind us how wonderful aviation is.


"Hi, my name is Hykie and am nine and a half years old. Karlene Petitt wrote a lot of books my mom loved to read and share with her friends. I’ll read them someday. When I was seven years old, my mom and I went to a shop at Centennial Airport for my first pink logbook. That day I had my first flight lesson with Kristine Wanner in a DA-20 - I LOVE stalls! 


When I was also seven, I got in a helicopter for the first time and helped Dianna Stanger fly it! I flew in SkyHawks a lot with my mom since I was a baby. I also took a ground course from ERAU online during COVID-19 in the spring. 


Last winter, my mom and I flew with my best friend Harper. When my older brother rode in back during one of my lessons, I found out he did NOT like hearing the stall horn! 


I have fun at a lot of Women in Aviation events in Colorado, especially Girls in Aviation Day. I finished a book about Amelia Earhart called Lost Star. 


I also have an autographed copy of Karlene’s kid book especially for me. I practice take offs and landings on my mom’s simulator and hope that one day when I’m 16, in 2026, I can solo as a Student Pilot. 2027 is the year that I will earn my Private Pilot Certificate."


Hykie, 
You are are Awesome!
And definitely the 
Captain of your Life.
(but no reading the novels until 2029)


"The presence of passion within you 
is the greatest gift you can receive. 
Treat it as a miracle." 
Wayne Dyer

Enjoy the Journey!!!
XOX Karlene 

11 comments:

  1. Hykie, the best gift that you can give yourself is to pursue your dreams. Set goals and achieve them. Best of luck in your aviation adventure.

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    1. Flyboy330... thank you for the great message to Hykie! One day you could teach her to fly the A330!

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  2. Congratulations Hykie! You're an awesome aviator with a very bright future.

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    1. She is awesome! So happy for her, and she has a super amazing mom too!

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  3. I see the future! How sweet and inspirational, Karlene. She's adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you Alex! I think she is too. Gives us hope... Yes?

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    2. It gives us hope and perspiration to fight for the next generation. All the best of wishes for success in Hykie's journey!

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  4. Congratulations Hykie! Your story helps me remember why I first got into flying. Blue skies and tailwinds!

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    1. Thank you for you comment! it reminds all of us.

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  5. Hykie, don't ever lose your fierce passion! You will inspire others and be an aviation role model to more people than you can ever imagine! I'd encourage you to become an instructor as soon as you are able. You'll be able to share, mentor, and grow in your love of aviation as you teach future generations to fly! I'm rooting for you, Young Lady!!

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    1. Julie, thank you fo so much for your kind words Hykie!

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