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Dogs and Damaged Souls

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Dogs and Damaged Souls Read full post...

Parenting is Harder Than Landing a Boeing 727

Friday, September 11, 2015

My Interview with Her Invitation:  Read full post...

Getting A Chick Into the Cockpit

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil triggered some debate and had a few pilots chuckling in response to his suggestion that in order to avoid another Germanwings suicide scenario, pilots should get married. He also noted that Turkish Airlines only has 40 female pilots on its roster out of 4,000 pilots. Mr. Kotil said he would like “…at least 10% of our pilots [to] be female, meaning 400 in total. I invite all women who meet the criteria to become pilots.” While Mr. Kotil meant no harm by either comment, both sentiments were spoken by someone who truly doesn’t understand what it takes to be a pilot. It points to lifestyle issues that all pilots, male and female, have to deal with. Read full post...

Introduction to: A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

     Even though I was curled tightly in the fetal position, I couldn’t get warm. By design, jail cells amplify your existing condition. Since I was the epitome of cold and alone, the intensity of the cell reflected my crisis back to me with cruelty. Read full post...