Passionate Christians Unite talk

I recently spoke to Lisa Paxton Starr’s Passionate Christians Unite business group on 28 July. I spoke about vision in business and how entrepreneurs can create a vision in their minds of what the business or company can look like. I gave several examples from my military experiences and working in the defense industry. I gave them a couple of lessons learned from working in small to large organizations.

  1. “The Titanium Cylinders of Excellence:” Information should flow through the business units of any company. Organizations with the highest freedom of movement or interactive complex systems have the highest profit margins. Good ideas flow quicker. I worked in an organization where the mid-level leaders hadn’t met with each other in over three years! Steve Jobs said “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.”
  2. Winston Churchill said “Empires of the future are empires of the mind.” If you can see it in your head and can picture the organization or business in your mind, you can figure out how it will function.
  3. Give prayers of praise when things are going good, give prayers of rejoicing when things are going bad.
  4. Write a vision statement of describing or defining what the purpose of your business is. It will help you figure out the how of your business when you have clarity of vision. 
The Passionate Christians Unite group at our 28 July meeting

Bud Day Chapter Daedalians lecture

Next Thursday 16 August I will be speaking to the Bud Day chapter of the Order of Daedalians at the Eglin Air Force Base Bayview Club. The meeting starts at 1700 and will go until we are tired of talking. I will be staying with my former Young Tiger Tanker Squadron Commander Colonel Geno Redmon. Hope to see you all there.

151st Air Refueling Wing E-1 to E-6 Training Meeting

On 6 August I will be a Keynote Speaker at the Utah Air National Guard E-1 to E-6 Training Meeting. Thy asked me to speak on resilience, using some of my experiences flying tankers in four wars. Most importantly, I want to stress to them how important their work is to making the Air Force run. Hope to see you all there.

Upcoming interview with Mike Young and Aircrew Interview

Mike Young and I are looking at our calendars to schedule another segment on his YouTube Channel Aircrew Interview in May.

When I know the date and time I will post it here. I urge all of you to spend some time on Aircrew Interview. Mike is a great interviewer and he has some great guests on his YouTube Channel.  

About the author, Mark Hasara

Author of Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit, Mark Hasara is a retired US Air Force pilot with 24 year in the KC-135 airborne tanker. He is a speaker and aviation industry consultant in campaign planning and cockpit architecture. Follow his weekly newsletter “On the Nations DIME”.

ARSAG Participation

I will be attending the Air Refueling Systems Advisory Group or ARSAG symposium at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson Arizona 24-26 April 2018. I’ll have about 30 copies of Tanker Pilot to sign and participate in the group discussion Thursday afternoon on air refueling operations. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Aircrew Interview Podcast

View from the Boom Pod of an F-16CG taking on gas from a KC-135

Over the last few years Mike Young at Aircrew Interview in the United Kingdom has interviewed me via Skype. Mike is a very engaging interviewer and is always prepared with great questions for his podcasts.

My very first media interview was with Mike and his viewers. I recently did another Q&A with Mike now my book Tanker Pilot is out on the book shelves. Last year I walked around the Hill AFB Aerospace Museum and answered questions for five hours, which Mike edited down to about two.

I invite all of you to take a look at Mike Young’s Aircrew Interview webpage. He has some great interviews with everyone from Tornado to Concorde pilots and aircrew members.

I very highly recommend Mike Young’s Aircrew Interview site, there is something there for all aviation enthusiasts.