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"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."

Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, 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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Shaheryar Mehmood Khan

Friday's Fabulous Flyer! 

Shaheryar Mehmood Khan

"My name is Capt. Shaheryar Mehmood Khan, I am 25 years old and hold a Commercial Pilot License with I.R issued by PCAA (Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority)

I am a Pakistani national. Since i child i was so much fascinated about aircrafts and flying. I grew up watching my dad wearing the uniform as an aviation engineer which persuaded me to the charm of airline uniform. As i reached my teenage, my passion and my dream was to become a Pilot and wear the prestigious wing. While i was in my Higher secondary my elder brother graduated from a Flying school as a commercial pilot by completing his training.

I completed my studies and joined my father's business to assist him considering his health. I started my flying in year 2014 when i joined the same flying club from which my brother had done his training. 

Counting days for the ground school to end so i can start my flying, Having the first solo flight was probably the biggest achievement in my life. Earning that wing was like a dream come true.

I completed my flying in March year 2016

I had always been a collector for aviation accessories. Back in days aviation accessories were a rare thing in Pakistan, since there was no aviation store in the country at all and not everyone can easily get the aviation goods and merchandise imported.

This derived me with an idea of serving the aviation sector of Pakistan by opening country's first Aviation store "Pilot Supply Shop Pakistan"in year 2014. Presently PSSP does not only cater the needs of aviation enthusiasts and aviators with but we are also permanent vendor for 2 major airlines of Pakistan for aviation supplies and merchandise,giveaways.

After passing the written test and interview held for the vacancy of recruitment in national flag carrier as a First officer, i am currently in the short listed candidates of Pakistan International Airlines."

Link to the Store:Pilot Supply Shop

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Northwest Airlines Dedication

At the Seattle Museum of Flight! 

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to join former NWA employees and friends at the Seattle Museum of Flight, while they John Horn, (former NWA president) dedicated a sculpture of a 10-year old girl holding a B747. 

The artists is Nick Legeros, and the statue was dedicated to D. W. Nyrop and the women and men of Northwest Airlines, recognizing Northwest Airlines relationship with Boeing. This statue will be standing tall outside the Seattle Museum of Flight (less the hat). Drop by to see it! 

For me, it was a great time to see the faces of Northwest Airlines, and so many of the people I had flown with over the years. We had a great lunch, and the cake was incredible. I'm so fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this event. And only because my yoga teacher, a former NWA customer service agent told me about it. 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Amazing Technology...

Continues to Soar! 

Remember our friend Mr. Last Chance Instructor:

Pilot! Instructor! Inventor of amazing technology! 

Check out his new video:

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MH370 Mystery

Will Never Be Forgotten...

A retired Dutch senior aviation weather forecaster, Tijmen de Boer, is very involved in the MH370 mystery. He says, "For the families...A lot of people around the world are working on this issue and after the ATSB (Aus) stopped its search in the wrong area in Januari, there is a lot of evidence that the plane rests in a more northerly place on the seventh arc!"

Tijmen recommends we all check out @MikeChillit on twitter, and Mike's work on, where he has statistics and other important work concerning this investigation. He said, "We started an organization to raise money for an eventually new search:"

"We have to find MH370!"

Think about the mystery of Amelia Earhart, and that there was a chance that people knew what really happened and did not say anything. We cannot allow that to happen. Families have a right to know.

Never Give up Hope! 

Enjoy the Journey!
OX Karlene

Monday, July 17, 2017

Be Strong & Courageous...

See Something, Say Something, 
Do Something! 

"The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it."

Herbert A. Simon

Grandson Miles Top of Mount Bachelor (8 hour hike)

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene

Friday, July 14, 2017

Scott McAllister

Friday's Fabulous Flyer

Scott McAllister

Pilots are amazing people with a special air about them, and Scott McAllister is no exception. While I asked him about his flying career, he simply said, "I started flying at SIU- Carbondale as an undergrad, flew next in the Marine Corps and got hired by NWA in 1986."  Flying 31-years for the airlines, and he's still flying strong. 

Scott is on a mission to help the Make A Wish of Michigan foundation. We often wonder why people do what they do, and thus when I asked Scott how he began riding, he shared his story of a simple friendship built in the skies with two crew members who shared a passion. 

When Scott and Bill Hoffer flew together, they hit it off because they shared a lot of the same interests, namely endurance events.  At the time Scott was an A320 Captain in Detroit and Bill was a first officer, who has since upgraded to a B-717 Captain. 

After Scott and Bill's second Tough Mudder Event and a couple half-marathons, Bill had mentioned that he participated in the 2016 Make-A-Wish Michigan 300, and had a blast. Thus Scott said, “Sign me up!” He says it was because, "all that running had been taking a toll on me over the past several decades." Thus biking sounded like a great idea.

Using Your Passion for Giving Back!

"We both work out of Detroit so we are riding to help out kids in the community where we are employed. Bill lives in Monroe, MI and he has started a cycling club which will be well represented at the WAM 300. As for me, I currently live west of Chicago and commute out of Chicago." 

Be part of Scott's Journey 
helping the children
by supporting the 
Make A Wish Foundation.

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(2) Buy a book, gift a book! 

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from now until June 30th, 2017! 

(3) Share this page with your friends!

Life is short, but lived with passion, integrity, 
and giving more of yourself than you take, 
is a life filled with success! 

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Aviation Safety Focus

Woven Within The Pages 

Inspiration! Motivation! Thrillers! 

Last month I flew to New York and stayed with my friend Christina Nitschmann, owner of Savvy Business Radio, and enjoyed her delightful hospitality. We had quite a talk in her fabulous studio as we discussed aviation safety and how and why safety and real life has been woven into the pages, the drama and the plot. 

Savvy Business Radio is home to over 3.5 million listeners via our AM/FM stations and podcasting platforms globally. Savvy's shows also run in syndication through AMFM247 and iHeart Radio. iHeart Radio Network is owned by Clear Channel with over 56 million visitors per day.


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Enjoy the Journey!XO Karlene