Kay's passion for flight began at age 12 when she received her first flying lesson. She soloed on her 16th birthday and earned a Private Pilot certificate and instrument rating at age 17. Her passion led her to a fulfilling Aerospace Engineering career and Aviation Education career for over 25 years.
Kay is also an independent flight instructor in southern California and operates a Cirrus based at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ).
Kay is an FAA Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI), FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor (AGI, IGI), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds degrees in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University (BS) and Stanford University (MS).