Contract Airline Services

"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."

Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

About Karlene:

A wife of 37 years, mother of 3 gorgeous daughters, grandmother of Kadence, Miles, Khoyn, Carter, Ellis, Anthony, Hayden and Becket. A pilot for 8 airlines, 8 type ratings, 2 masters degrees, Doctoral Candidate ERAU, and author of:

Aviation thrillers: Flight For ControlFlight For Safety, Flight for Survival. and Flight For Sanity
Motivation: Flight To Success Be the Captain of Your Life.
Children's: I am Awesome: ABCs of Being me.  

After closing one chapter of my career, flying the 747-400 with Northwest Airlines, I've opened the next three chapters...

  • I was flying the Airbus A330 for Delta Air Lines, but now waiting for training on the B777.
  • I'm working toward my PhD in Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Passed my qualifying exams in August of 2016. 
  • Publication.
Aviation Thrillers that read like mysteries:

Flight For ControlFlight For Safety Flight For Survival  and Flight For Sanity

Truth in Fiction... 



The story of my life and others too... 


Aviation Experience:

  • Delta B777 FO based in LAX! 
  • Delta Air Lines A330 FO. 
  • Tower Air 747 FO. Northwest Airlines 747 SO/Instructor/ Check Airman and 744 FO 
  • Guyana 757 Director of Training/ Check Airman/ Instructor
  • America West Simulator Instructor 737 and 757
  • Braniff SO 727 
  • Evergreen FO 727 
  • Premair simulator instructor. 
I'm looking forward to coming full circle and begin flying small planes again, to promote the best career in the world.

Typed: B777, A330, B747-400, 747-200, B757,  B767, B737, B727. Seaplane rating too.

Writing Experience:
  • Airline training manuals, company procedures, LOFT scenarios, many term papers... and a thesis or two.
  • Hawaii Writers Retreat 2009, I studied under award winning author, William Bernhardt.
  • PNWA Writers Conference July 2010. Worked with award winning author, Robert Dugoni.
  • Finalist in PNWA literary contest with Flight For Control  
  • Magazine articles for NAFI, AOPA, EAA, 
  • ERAU Doctoral Candidate: Aviation with a focus on Safety
  • BS Business  
  • Master of Business 
  • Master of Human Services 
My corporation has just changed names to Jet Star Publishing.

CIO, the original corporate identity, was named for my belief system: 'Crisis Is Opportunity.' Doing Business As Contract Aviation Services. I created flight training programs, wrote manuals, and worked with pilots to help achieve their dreams in aviation. Simulator instruction, tutoring, coaching, prepping for an interviews and ultimately helped them connect with employment opportunities.

While I'm still available for teaching, training and manual writing, and the previous year of my life has taught me once again that I can turn any crisis into an opportunity... I have expanded into helping new authors give wings to their dreams through Jet Star Publishing.

Supporting Safety: 

Home life:

Days off you can find me writing or playing with the grand kids (7 now), at the movies with my husband, playing scrabble, painting, reading, cooking, dreaming about living in the mountains, up-side-down in a yoga class, taking long walks, or working in the garden. Most recently I built a golf course in my back yard for my husband.
  • The release of Flight For Justice.  "November 2017"
  • Aircraft Study Guides
  • A happy healthy family, that continues to grow, learn, love, and embraces life.
  • Good friends to share our successes and challenges with.
  • Giving back to the Aviation industry, by supporting and inspiring future pilots. 
  • Giving back to the writing community by supporting and inspiring writers.
  • Flight For Control on the big screen. 
  • PhD in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
"Anything we can dream, can become a reality. 
You just have to believe."