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Flying Above the Glass Ceiling: Inspirational Stories of Success from the First Women Pilots to Fly Airline and Corporate Aircraft

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Flying Above the Glass Ceiling chronicles the accomplishments of pioneering women flyers and distaff members of the aviation industry from the 1800s to the present, noting their specific struggles because they entered a man's profession! Their personal stories, determination, passion, triumphs, and disappointments provide insight into what kept them moving toward their dream. This book gives hope to everyone who has the qualifications to achieve his or her career goal.

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Overview

Flying Above the Glass Ceiling chronicles the accomplishments of pioneering women flyers and distaff members of the aviation industry from the 1800s to the present, noting their specific struggles because they entered a man's profession! Their personal stories, determination, passion, triumphs, and disappointments provide insight into what kept them moving toward their dream. This book gives hope to everyone who has the qualifications to achieve his or her career goal.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781884820946
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nina Anderson is a licensed pilot and professional writer. After graduating from Monmouth College, Ms. Anderson embarked on a career in aviation that would span over forty years. With her experience in flying both commercial airline and corporate planes, Ms. Anderson has written several exciting books on aviation including The Backseat Flyer and Eliminating Pilot Error! The Final Step in Flight Training. Ms. Anderson lives in Massachusetts and still loves to fly airplanes.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2009

    Flying Above the Glass Ceiling

    Often we forget that the freedoms we enjoy were made possible by people who were willing to courageously (and perhaps stubbornly) push the boundaries of convention. This is definitely the case for female pilots. So many women have fought sexism and stereotypes just to do what they loved to do.

    Flying Above the Glass Ceiling looks at the history of females in aviation. The majority of these individuals fell in love with flying, then had to work extremely hard just to get certification. Then, the real work began as they tried to get jobs in a male dominated industry that wasn't shy about saying that women weren't welcome.

    Perhaps the best portion of the book is the first hand stories of some of these courageous women. In these accounts, we see the struggles that these women faced and in some cases still face. We also learned how they balanced a very demanding career, marriage, and family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    Great book for any woman who needs career inspiration

    Captain Nina Anderson not only tells her story but lets several other women pilots who forged new territory in the 1970s and 1980s tell their stories too. It was so interesting learning how these women persevered and were the first to be hired by their airline or their corporate flight department in a time when women were mostly excluded from executive positions, which included flying airplanes commercially. Their stories give inspiration to anyone who has the qualifications to achieve their career goal but finds the door closed for any number of reasons. She also outlines the accomplishments of women flyers from the 1800s right through present day, noting their specific struggles of entering a man's occupation and gives insight into what it was that kept them moving toward their dream. The book's message of determination and inspiration can apply to anyone persuing their chosen career.

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