My Story – Resolution to Begin Blogging

SkyNeck is brought to life to share with aviation professionals and enthusiasts various industry related topics, insights, opinions, observations, and knowledge. The main purpose is to deliver on regular basis quality content and to build aviation community in which readers will be able to share their views.

Decision to Start Blogging

I have often wondered what makes people to embark on a blogging journey. And I have always thought I could be the one who would never be on that wagon. I cannot believe how wrong I was. Despite the fact I am a brand new blogger, I have some serious difficulties to recall the time I decided to blog. The need to blog just came out of nothing. It seems it just happened on the spur of the moment, and all I remember is just I registered the domain and began building a Word Press based blogging website. When the website was done, I realized there is more to that than to have an available blogging medium. Technicality aside, the blogging is inherently linked with creating and delivering quality content on consistent bases. It certainly might be a major immediate obstacle or challenge in the long run. In his article “Top 40 Blogging Quotes,” Nick Scheidies quotes the opinion of a prominent blogger Brian Clark who states “Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” In my understanding Mr. Clark means a great blog is associated with quality content which keeps readers coming back to read new interesting articles and to acquire new knowledge. In the same article, we can read the opinion of Neil Pate, another respected blogger, who claims “Don’t try to plan everything out to the very last detail. I’m a big believer in just getting it out there: create a minimal viable product or website, launch it, and get feedback”. I am not hiding those two opinions are very encouraging. Consequently, since the decision was made to develop a quality aviation blog, I will stay committed to my declaration.

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Blog Purpose

I am more than certain almost every single blogger could come with a different set of needs and objectives while deciding to blog. I am not different, and I also have some blog related expectations. But let’s slow down and answer honestly the question where the decision to create the blog comes from. The question seems to be one of those extremely easy, and I do not have a sophisticated answer to that question. The truth is I have just realized one day I have an intrinsic need to begin blogging and to share with aviation enthusiasts and professionals around the globe industry related information. Subsequently within a heart bit I decided that blogging is the way to go for me from now on. Referring to my earlier statement about blog related expectations, I need to confess I am on the quest to develop a blog in which a wide range of aviation topics will be brought to readers’ attention. I strongly believe the ability to look at the aviation industry from the macro level perspective will enable me to deliver a quality content. Readers not only will be updated about present industry news and events but also will be able to learn about industry trends. Creating an informational platform in which readers will be able to find integrated aviation knowledge at one place is the primary objective this aviation blog was established. It certainly is an ambitious plan, and I love this challenge. It looks like it is a great time to re-introduce the blog purpose originally posted on the “About” page:

SkyNeck is brought to life to share with aviation professionals and enthusiasts various industry related topics, insights, opinions, observations, and knowledge. The main purpose is to deliver on regular basis quality content and to build aviation community in which readers will be able to share their views. A wide range of available information should considerably contribute to strong understanding of industry intricacies, to enhance knowledge on various aviation sub-fields, and to develop lifelong passion and interest in the aviation field.


I recognize some readers might question who I am to write about the aviation industry. Several blog founders might have an edge in developing an interesting content and attracting more unique visitors to their blogs on regular bases. A good example of a blogger who has an edge is Mr. Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, who really does an impressive job managing a Boeing corporate blog known as Randy’s Journal. On the opposite spectrum we may refer to Mr. Brett Snyder, the founder of Cranky Flier LLC., ( who does amazing job with his blog delivering regularly high quality mostly airline related content. I am believer the World Wide Web is a place for everybody, and everyone has the right to fund a blog and manage it to the best of his/her capabilities regardless of niche/industry credentials or position. I do also believe industry knowledge and credibility is built slowly and progressively on consistent bases. By the same token, the same principles apply when it comes to develop a reliable and credible blog. However, I will not break rules if I will re-introduce myself with the profile already available on the on the “About” page:

About the Blog Founder

Kris Durlej

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Working at the Trade Show

I am the Landing Gear Manager for Aeropol Aviation Services Corp. (AAS), a leading Canadian approved maintenance organization (AMO), which is a Transport Canada (TCCA), EASA, FAA, and ANAC certified repair station specializing in repairing and overhauling aircraft components and landing gears for wide and narrow body aircrafts. In this role I manage a team of highly skilled landing gear professionals in all phases of conducted maintenance, perform cross-departmental collaboration and communication, analyze technical aircraft components data, and prepare and execute in-house departmental training. I also am directly involved in supporting the organizational growth by developing new business opportunities and by representing the company at aviation trade shows.

Prior to joining AAS, I enjoyed my career in the airline industry working for Air Canada Jazz and Air Georgian as an aircraft technician. While working in the airline industry, I also had an opportunity to be involved in a supply chain management to support daily organizational business activities. Before joining the aviation field my career was linked with the automotive industry in which I held various technical and business development positions in major global automotive brands, including General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota.

I truly am passionate about my work, and I take a great deal of pleasure in solving complex challenges I face daily in the aviation field. I always appreciate the opportunity to learn and to grow both, personally and professionally, the aviation industry provides to become a more valuable manager and an industry leader.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and minor in Airline Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. I also graduated from an Aircraft Maintenance program from Centennial College, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Interested in Getting in Touch

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Let’s Connect

I always am interested in hearing from interesting and creative individuals. If you would like to contact me, I can easily be found on:


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Alternatively,  you can email me from within the blog, see the “Contact” page.

Become a Blog Contributor

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Lastly I want say if you would like to become a blog contributor, feel free to contact me to discuss the topic in question in details.

Thank you for reading “My Story – Resolution to Begin Blogging” post , and I can only reassure one more time the posted content on SkyNeck will never leave you with the impression you lost your priceless time visiting this aviation blog.


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Scheidies, N. Top 40 Blogging Quotes. Retrieved on June 16, 2015 from the World Wide Web:

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I am an aviation professional and a creative opportunity maker with never-ending drive to learn and explore. I have an enjoyable aviation career since 2001 and work presently as a landing gear manager for a leading Canadian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) aircraft approved organization (AMO). I had an opportunity to work for two airlines where I gained a solid aircraft knowledge and experience working as an aircraft technician. I also had a privilege to earn both, undergraduate and graduate degrees, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA. I also graduated from an aircraft maintenance program from Centennial College, Scarborough, ON, Canada. I always am ready to have a good conversation and to connect with my former co-workers and new friends. I can easily be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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