Tanker Pilot

Lessons from the Cockpit 

From a veteran air-refueling expert, who flew missions for two decades during the Cold War, and planned the Afghan and Iraq air campaigns, Mark Hasara brings a thrilling eyewitness account of modern warfare, including inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardroom, and in their everyday lives.

Lessons from the Cockpit 

COURAGE

Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision.

~Sir Winston Churchill

DISCIPLINE

Motivation keeps you going, but discipline keeps you growing.

~John C Maxwell

CULTURE

Culture is widening the mind and the spirit.

~Jawaharl Neru

HUMOR

Humor is the shock absorber of life.

~Peggy Noonan

KNOWLEDGE

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

Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.

FLEXIBILITY

Not every situation is covered in the training manual.

COMPASSION

Kind gestures reach wounds that only compassion can heal.

~Steve Maraboli

FAILURE

Failure is God’s way of changing your direction.

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

Throttle back and enjoy the great scenery.

RESILIENCE

Resilience is all about overcoming the unexpected.

~Jamais Cascio

INSPIRATION

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

~John Muir

INITIATIVE

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.

~Bo Bennett

MOTIVATION

When going through hell, keep going.

~Sir Winston Churchill

OPPORTUNITY

Take the shot because you may not get another chance.

VISION

Visions of what you want pushes your mind through the chaos.

INNOVATION

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

~Steve Jobs

ORGANIZATION

Organization enables common men to do uncommon things.

~Peter Drucker

TRUST

Relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

~Mona Sutphen

RELATIONSHIPS

You always rely on the people you talk to around the water cooler.