Karlene Petitt, Airline Pilot, Novelist

In this, part 2 of my interview, Karlene Petitt tells the story of her career as an airline pilot and of her aviation novels and popular website. The tumultuous airline business can make for a roller coaster career for pilots. Pilots striving for an airline career won’t want to miss her story, one that has…

Pilot Proficiency with Airline Pilot & Author Karlene Petitt

Airline pilot, author, and speaker Karlene Petitt joins me to discuss pilot training and proficiency as well as her aviation novels and her Flight to Safety Blog. Karlene walks us through flying the A330, with it’s sophisticated flight control system and extensive use of automation. She also illustrates some difference between Airbus and Boeing flight…

Northeast Airlines DC-9s Logan Airport

Northeast Airlines Yellowbirds

Northeast Yellowbirds were a common site in the New England skies in the late 1960s. Here are some photos taken by my father, a Northeast Airlines pilot, by me, and from sources I have found online. If you worked at NE you might recognize a familiar name or two in the 90+ comments below. Northeast Airlines…