September 30, 2008

‘Flying High in a Downturn Economy

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With unemployment reaching 6.1 percent, the highest national level in five years, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new or better job. Fortunately, Captain Karen Kahn, a pioneering commercial airline pilot, career counselor and author of "Flight Guide for Success: Tips & Tactics for the Aspiring Airline Pilot," says landing one's dream job is still attainable, even in a downturn economy.

Kahn optimizes what it takes to land and succeed in a career one loves. She broke the glass ceiling as one of the nation's first female pilots hired and one of the few pioneers still working. While counseling aspiring and current pilots, she wrote "Flight Guide for Success" to help them synthesize their dreams and skills into a manageable action plan for career success.

Today, Kahn is expanding her influence to assist job seekers in all industries.

About the Book

Flight Guide for Success answers tough career questions without sugar coating the answers. From getting started and finding the first job, to marketing oneself and preparing for the interviews, this 298-page manual lays it on the line. Although it focuses on preparing for a job at a major airline, Kahn's no-nonsense prose illustrate the underlying point that honesty and integrity, along with humility and transparency, matter not only in an airline career, but in life.

Flight Guide for Success retails for $19.95 + $4.50 for shipping and handling and is available at

About Captain Karen Kahn

Kahn has been actively involved in the aviation industry for 40 years. As a professional speaker, Kahn has presented numerous career workshops and professional aviation events helping audiences of all ages reach their personal career goals. She also provides professional advice, personal resources management, and airline interview coaching through her firm Aviation Career Counseling. She holds ratings through Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), including type ratings on the Boeing 757/767 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, and the coveted Master CFI (MCFI) designation from the National Association of Flight Instructors.

Captain Karen Kahn

CONTACT: Renee Cooper of Christie Communications, +1-805-962-1347,[email protected]

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