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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 31, 2020

Happy New Year 2021~

"Run With Purpose"
(1 Corinthians 9:26, NLT)

There is power in a number... 
and next year it is all about 21! 

On December 21st an extraordinary astronomy event occurred, that has not happened in over 200 years. The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, when these planets were only 0.1 degree apart. As a friend stated, "this was the day heaven and earth were moved."  On the 21st a monumental AIR 21 case ruling came to fruition that will impact airline safety for the better. Ironically, one of my resolutions for 2021 is to reform the AIR 21 law in order to better protect the traveling public. Too many lives were lost in the last couple years because employees were afraid to speak out, and justifiably so. But these times, they are about to change!  On a side note, 21 is also my favorite number while playing blackjack. With that said, the one thing that we should never gamble on is safety. 

2020 is a year we will never forget, for many reasons. However, I choose to focus on the good things that came within the year. I learned to play golf, became a stronger bridge player, learned to swim  across the lake, earned a type rating on the A350, helped to rid the medical profession of one dirty doctor, fought injustice, watched Joel Osteen's daily program that gave me perspective, hope, restored faith, and helped me through the tough days. But now we go into the new year and it's time to Run with Purpose. 

2021 Resolutions
  • Reform the Air 21 Law
  • Finish Writing Flight For Justice 
  • Take down the Christmas Decorations before it's time to put them up again 
  • Exercise daily 
  • Eat pie for dinner at least once per month
  • Fly my New Plane every chance I get 
  • Smile often. Laugh loudly. Feel gratitude
  • Improve my Golf game 
  • Play more cards 
  • Forgive more, judge less and accept. 

A friend sent me a poem that one of his daughter's wrote. The ending is perfect to close out 2020 and bring in the New Year...

"As we at last turn the page
With a ready hand 
Although we’re six feet apart
Together we stand!"

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 


  1. Wonderful blog, you hit the nail on it’s head!
    Oh and I love your New Years resolutions!
    I wish you a wonderful New Year and hope to see you again this year!

    1. Happy New Year An! I forgot to add one... come and see you and Michael in Ireland. We will be there as soon as we can.


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