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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Aviation Book Review: Flight for Safety!

#aviation #avgeek #airbus #novel #bestseller

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?

Say, who is that handsome fella in the pic?



   Ladies and gentlemen, from the flight blog, this is your Cap'n speaking . . .



I am excited to inform you that fellow Airbus pilot/blogger/author Karlene Petitt's new novel, Flight for Safety, the sequel to the highly acclaimed, Flight for Controlis out!

 The one and only Karlene Petitt!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Guest Post! JD Marcellin on T.E.A.M. work!

#blog #avgeek #aviation #marvel #avengers


—NOTICES TO AIRMEN—
A reminder: This weekend, I will be doing a book signing with
fellow Pilot-Author-Blogger Karlene Petitt at the
NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
Look for our banner, JetStar Publishing
I can't wait to meet you!
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And now . . . 
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present a guest post from one of my favorite contemporary pilot-bloggers.

I was so impressed with JD Marcellin's writings that, last year, I created an extra post entitled, "My Favorite Bloggers," with JD as the headliner!

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  JD often writes about Human Factor issues in flying. Indeed, his blog is called, The Pilot Factor (http://anthonyandnancy.com/thepilotfactor/)    We pilots tend to be Type A problem solvers, and have an innate disdain for all that "charm school stuff." Emotional sensitivity is for sissies—I'm Captain Kirk, dammit!

   Well, JD is constantly dragging us back to reality. He greys up our black and white world by throwing our safe operation of an aircraft mandate against the the Human Factor filter. He challenges us to dig deep, go all introspective, and ask ourselves, Are we really flying this airplane in the safest possible manner—by taking the human condition into account?


   Even better, he uses awesome examples of said Human Factor that include Cap'n Kirk, Men in Black, and Superheroes like The Avengers. In short, he's my kinda blogger!


   Ladies and gents, I give you: JD Marcellin . . .

TEAM Success: The Super-Hero Syndrome

by 

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"We are all superheroes in our minds, gauging each other's powers.
But we are called to unite as a team—
and keep collateral damage to a minimum."
________________

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A Superhero’s Challenge


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Best of Cap'n Aux 2013!

#blog #aviation #avgeek #bestof

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
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(Special thanks to Ron at rapp.org for the gorgeous photo with his stunning bride!)

A short 30 sec. video for you in honor of our Loving Day!

  Direct Link: http://vimeo.com/85984932

—NOTICES TO AIRMEN—
I will be joining fellow Pilot-Author-Blogger Karlene Petitt (Flight for Control; Flight for Safety) at Washington Aviation Assn's
February 22-23

Look for the banner, JetStar Publishing
We will be having gobs of fun doing a meet and greet and book signing at our booth!
(View my novels Here: http://amazon.com/author/ericauxier)

I'm thrilled for the opportunity to meet you!

Don't forget, that's February 22ndless than 10 days away!

And now . . .

Sit back, relax, and enjoy . . .

THE BEST OF CAP'N AUX 2013!
As voted by your clicks!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Vlog: Livin' the Dream!

#blog #video #avgeek #aviation

Ladies and gentlemen, from the flight deck, I am proud to present . . .

LIVING THE DREAM!
ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AIRLINE PILOT

   Flying airliners is a decidedly left brain activity; no room for creativity in this business. (“What’s our Flight Plan today, Cap’n?” “Oh, I don’t know, Fred. Let’s just take off and wing it!”)
   While the Hollywood image of an airline pilot is a stoic, Type A, John Wayne who is all business—i.e., a left-brained, bulletproof über hero—pilots are human.
   And humans have two brain hemispheres.
   From age five I dreamed of flying. From that same age, I began telling stories through pictures and words. Nearly five decades later, I am still flying airplanes and spinning tales. Only now, I get to do so through my Airbus, my keyboard . . . and my camera.
   But telling a story with a camera is much more than tapping “Record” on the iPhone, as I learned in high school while splicing 8mm skateboard movies together with scotch tape.
   “Livin’ the Dream!” is a common greeting among pilots. It’s a facetious acknowledgment that reality rarely meets one’s expectations—and this brutal business has more warts than most. My personal career has survived over a dozen flying outfits, ten moves, three airline bankruptcies, two divorces, a downgrade and a furlough. (See my post, "Top 10 Downers of an Airline Pilot Career.")
  Even so, I don’t know a single pilot that would trade their career for a desk job. Warts aside, we truly are living out our dream.
   Through my blog, novels, photos and videos, I strive to inspire the “chairborne” and avgeek, and fuel our up-and-coming generation of pilots with the passion of flight. But I always temper this message with a healthy dose of reality. Yes, the dream is attainable, but there is a gritty truth that comes with it. Through humor, I try to convey that as well.
   This video is the culmination of those goals.

   Enjoy!


Livin' the Dream! Another Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot from Capnaux on Vimeo.

Direct Vimeo Linkhttp://vimeo.com/capnaux/livinthedream

Embed code:
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By the way, I'm jazzed to inform you that our video made the headlines at both 

NYCAviation.com
Direct Link:
http://www.nycaviation.com/2014/02/livin-dream-another-day-life-airline-pilot/#.UvpMw3kvhFw

and




FlightAware.com 


Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Justin Bieber!




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    Saturday, February 1, 2014

    Blogging in Formation: My Favorite Destination

    #blogformation #blog #avgeek #aviation



    It's Blogging in Formation Week—
    Posts all week by your favorite Pilot-Bloggers!

    This month's theme:

    My Favorite Destination
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