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.
|Publisher:||Ascending Journey Press|
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About the Author
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.