Tanker Pilot

Lessons from the Cockpit 

Mark is a veteran air-refueling expert and shares griping behind-the-scenes eyewitness accounts of military operations from the Cold War through the War on Terror air campaigns. These stories and moral lessons educate and inspire people on the battlefield, in boardroom, and everyday life..

Lessons from the Cockpit 

COURAGE

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue which counts.

~Sir Winston Churchill

DISCIPLINE

The smallest of disciplines, practiced every day, start an incredible process that can change our lives forever.

~Jim Rohn

CULTURE

Culture is widening the mind and the spirit.

~Jawaharl Neru

HUMOR

Laughter allows us to get past the fear of death.

~Deepak Chopra

KNOWLEDGE

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

~Jim Rohn

TEAMWORK

If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.

~African Proverb

SATISFACTION

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

Salvador Dali

FLEXIBILITY

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Tony Robbins

COMPASSION

The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in time of crisis.

~Thurgood Marshall

FAILURE

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

– Dale Carnegie

PATRIOTISM

This land will be the home of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

~A Military Veteran

JOY

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

-Pearl S. Buck

RESILIENCE

Resilience is all about overcoming the unexpected.

~Jamais Cascio

INSPIRATION

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

~John Muir

INITIATIVE

When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.

~Samuel Dash

MOTIVATION

When going through hell, keep going.

~Sir Winston Churchill

OPPORTUNITY

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

-Thomas Edison

VISION

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

-Warren Bennis

INNOVATION

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

~Steve Jobs

ORGANIZATION

Organization enables common men to do uncommon things.

~Peter Drucker

TRUST

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

~Booker T. Washington

RELATIONSHIPS

Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

-Mona Sutphen