Our obsession with perfection begins with our focused and efficient management team.
|Jason Karlin, Director of Operations, Director of Sales, Pilot
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 an Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of California, Irvine, while teaching others to fly and flying King Air charters between classes. Jason holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor certificates, and his pilot experience includes more than 8,000 hours of flight time in over 70 aircraft types, including jet type ratings in the Cessna Citation Series, Beechcraft King Air 300/350, Learjet 60, Beechcraft Starship 2000, Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Diamond Jet, and is also rated and current in helicopters.
|Doug Long, Lead 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.
|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.