Overview

Flying Tigress is the memoir of the first woman pilot hired by Flying Tigers, the macho, globe-straddling cargo airline started by World War II flying aces. Armed with a passion for flying, Norah O'Neill dared to cross the cockpit threshold and to wage a battle for acceptance. Bravely honest, wise, and funny, Tigress is human drama played out against the breathtaking backdrop of the skies.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Flying Tigress

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.95
BN.com price

Overview

Flying Tigress is the memoir of the first woman pilot hired by Flying Tigers, the macho, globe-straddling cargo airline started by World War II flying aces. Armed with a passion for flying, Norah O'Neill dared to cross the cockpit threshold and to wage a battle for acceptance. Bravely honest, wise, and funny, Tigress is human drama played out against the breathtaking backdrop of the skies.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Captain Jean Haley Harper, UAL
“In her own lyrically beautiful and amusingly blunt words, Norah brings to life a stranger-than-fiction story of the adventurous path she took to the traditionally male domain of jet airline cockpits. Wanting only a fair shot at the ultimate career in aviation, she encountered both harsh resistance and touching support as she broke the gender barrier in an environmentwhen political correctness was still years away.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014240178
  • Publisher: Ascending Journey Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,346,170
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Norah O'Neill, born in Seattle, was a commercial pilot for thirty years, first in the Alaskan bush and then with the airlines Flying Tigers and Federal Express. She was the first woman pilot for Flying Tigers, the seventh woman airline pilot hired in the United States. She was the first woman in the world to pilot the DC-8 and to fly passengers on the B-747. She was the first woman airline pilot to land in Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Norah was one of the founders of the International Society of Woman Airline Pilots in 1978. She served as vice president of that society for two years and as historian for twenty years.
Norah gave her first career day talk to high school students in 1974. She has continued to promote careers for women in aviation as a speaker to elementary, high school and college students and at aviation conferences. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has been interviewed on radio. Articles about her have been included in six aviation books, in numerous newspapers and in magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Us. A life-size mannequin of her is displayed at the San Diego Aerospace Museum.
Norah was a contributing writer for the book Tiger Tales: An Anecdotal History of the Flying Tiger Line by LeVerne J. Moldrem; Flying M Press, 1996. A chapter of the Flying Tigress manuscript appeared in the quarterly magazine of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots.
Norah is an active member of the Society of Woman Airline Pilots, Women in Aviation, the Airline Pilots Association, the Flying Tiger Retired Pilots’ Association, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Planned Parenthood, and the Pacific NW Writers’ Association.
Norah was a navy brat and attended fifteen different schools before graduating from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego. She was a finalist in the National Council of Teachers of English contest. She majored in journalism at University of California at Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. She holds a BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Norah is the mother of a son and a daughter and lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is currently writing a novel.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)