Guest Speaker 1/26/21

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The Orange County Cadet Squadron is pleased to welcome Captain Karen Kahn Pilot & Author Presenting “Turning Pro…Have You Got What It Takes”

Captain Kahn has been actively involved in the aviation industry for 50+ years. A pioneer in her field, she was one of the first female pilots hired by a major US airline.

Prior to starting her airline career in 1977, she instructed at the Sierra Academy in Northern California and operated her own weekend ground school teaching Private, Commercial and Instrument courses.

She holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, including type ratings on the Boeing 757/767, McDonnell-Douglas MD-80. She was the first woman to be type-rated in a Lockheed JetStar.

Her other ratings include: CFII MEI, Flight Engineer, Turbojet, Seaplane, Helicopter (IFR), and has qualified seven times for the Master CFI (now Emeritus) designation.

As an author, speaker and career counselor, Captain Kahn also specializes in helping pilots improve their career preparation.

More recently she has expanded her business to provide career development beyond aviation.

Her book “Flight Guide for Success: Tips and Tricks for the Aspiring Airline Pilot” is the basis for her career counseling sessions and the basis for her presentation.


Please come prepared with questions.



C/1st Lt LaCombe