Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix (Paperback)
Adventures of an Aviatrix
She Writes Press, 9781631528262
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
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.