Paragon Airways began in 2005 in a small office at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, with a folding table, no aircraft, and a passion for everything to do with business jets. We have since grown into a busy, multi-aircraft operation with a reputation for simply the most dependable aircraft charter and business jet management with the best service available. Out of more than 4,000 operators on the nation’s leading business-to-business charter marketplace, Paragon Airways is proud to be the #1 recommended operator. Although we fly a range of professionals from Fortune 500 CEO’s and A-list celebrities, to families and work teams, we remain committed to treating every client as though he or she were our only client. Fly with us once and you’ll see why nearly all of our clients have become repeat customers.
Our obsession with perfection begins with our focused and efficient management team.
|Jason Karlin, Director of Operations, Director of Sales
Jason Karlin brings his knowledge and experience to Paragon Airways to ensure teamwork, synergy, and especially efficiency. Obsessed with aircraft since kindergarten, Jason started flying at the age of 14 and had his pilot’s license before his driver’s license, earning enough money from years of summer jobs to purchase a partnership in his first airplane at the age of 15. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, while teaching others to fly and flying charters between classes. Jason holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor certificates, and his pilot experience includes over 8,000 hours of flight time in over 75 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft types, including jet type ratings in the Cessna Citation 500 series, all Beechcraft King Airs up to the King Air 300/350, Learjet 60, Beechcraft Starship 2000, Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Mitsubishi Diamond Jet, and is also rated and current in helicopters.
|Doug Long, Lead Maintenance Technician, Chief Pilot
Doug Long is both a master technician and a skilled pilot. His aviation background includes aircraft ownership, maintenance, and piloting of multiple jet and turboprop aircraft. Doug’s exceptional dedication and his wide range of talents, including his extraordinary ability to diagnose problems quickly and correctly, make him an essential part of the Paragon Airways team. Doug’s obsession with perfection is focused on safety, efficiency, and aircraft dependability, making him an integral part of our industry-leading dispatch reliability rate. First soloing in 1982, Doug holds FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificates, as well as an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with Citation 500 series type rating.
|Karolyn Cofini, Dispatch and Office Manager
Karolyn Cofini is the connecting point to our clients, booking flights and making detailed arrangements to ensure that everything is perfect for every departure. She always makes our clients’ experience her number one priority, and she excels at ensuring that no detail is lost. Karolyn’s aviation background includes over 10 years experience dispatching, scheduling, and managing charter operations offices, as well as flight attending onboard the largest and most sophisticated business jets, and managing a large travel department focused on individual and large group travel to international destinations. Karolyn attended Cal State Fullerton where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Marketing.