Let pilot Tris Miles lift you up, and fly you to new heights in this inspiring story of love, ambition, overcoming obstacles, and the true meaning of success.
It’s 1997. Women stand beside men in combat and fly fighter jets. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake.
To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightmare. As the company’s first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization, and harassment on a daily basis. Fortunately, Tris has one thing her co-workers can’t deny—skill.
When Tris finds herself in a crippled airplane thousands of miles from home she must prove she can lead. With her career on the line, can Tris earn the respect she’s been craving? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Flygirl by RD Kardon is a debut novel, and she starts off a winner. It’s a story of a female pilot, Tris, in the late 90’s, who attempts to fulfill her dream of becoming a Captain for a small private commute airline. Dealing with male discrimination is discouraging and Tris has to work even harder to make the cut. Through it all, she maintains her dignity and belief in herself. With no flying knowledge, it was interesting to sort out the jargon associated with piloting an airplane, but Kardon does an excellent job of making in understandable, while keeping it interesting. Tris was a likable character, while the flyboys left room for improvement. A really good read and my thanks to RD Kardon for the ARC. #Flygirl #JDKardon #acornPublishing
This is an excellent book from debut author R D Kardon. Tris, the main protagonist, faces the struggles of being a female pilot in the male controlled field of aviation in the 1990's, facing situations which many women will still find quite relatable. The story and the writing style keep you engaged from first paragraph to last. The characters are well developed - they have their unique talents and dreams, however they also carry their own personal baggage. Drawing on her own experiences, R D Kardon navigates us through the world of the airplane pilot, which proves to be quite an enlightening journey. I highly recommend it!
Flygirl by R.D. Pardon by a new to me author that I will be checking out more books by. I found the storyline of this book very interesting and keep me going back to read more.