Adventures of an Aviatrix
by Erin Seidemann
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Just released: November 10, 2015
Publisher: She Writes Press
Genre: Memoir, Travel
Paperback: 231 pages
I am an unlikely traveller.
The aviation world is a man’s world―it always has been, and it continues to be so today. In fact, women make up a mere 5 to 6 percent of the total pilot population worldwide. But from the first time Erin Seidemann experienced what it was like to see the world from a small plane’s perspective, she was hooked―and she’s spent much of her time since then fighting her way into becoming one of that 5 to 6 percent.
Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix tells of the struggles and adventures one encounters as a woman in the male-dominated space of aviation. With humor and equanimity, Seidemann recounts her varied experiences as a female pilot―from the chauvinistic flight instructor she makes the mistake of falling in love with to the many, many customs agents who insist she can’t possibly be her plane’s owner (“Where’s your boyfriend?”)―while at the same time giving insight about just what makes flying so incredible . . . and so very addictive.
Frank, funny, and full of adventure, Postcards from the Sky is an entertaining foray into a world few women have dared enter.
Very enjoyable read that gets into the life of a modern day female pilot. Her passion to fly is impressive and inspiring to read about.
I liked reading (and living) vicariously through Erin's stories that include her adventures and experiences flying solo to island locales.
Loved the photo inserts.
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* review copy courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2015 (details) @booksparks #FRC2015