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Fear of Landing: You Fly Like a Woman [Kindle Edition]

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

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Getting a pilot's license was the furthest thing from her mind - until an ex-RAF instructor suggested that she wasn't competent to do so. The thing is, he could be right. Sylvia has just a few weeks to prove that she can fly as well as any man.

You Fly Like a Woman tells the story of one woman's search for confidence as she stumbles into a man's world.

Kindle Single length making for a fast and fun read.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 133 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KF66H0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #684,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Read for Pilots or Non-Pilots, Women or Men Dec 13 2011
By Phoenix Sullivan - Published on
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Spare writing, self-deprecating humor and a story arc that has you rooting for Sylvia all the way makes "You Fly Like a Woman" a delightful read. She keeps the technical jargon to a minimum so non-pilots can experience the challenges of learning to fly right along with her.

Of course, as any experienced pilot knows, actually flying the plane is the easy part of getting a license, and Sylvia does a grand job of describing all the obstacles she runs into - not the least of which is intruding into an activity still predominantly male dominated.

For bonus, there's a thrilling sequence near the end where Sylvia's talent for writing and drawing the reader right into the action especially shines.

It's a quick read at about 50 conventional pages: long enough for us to feel like we really get to know Sylvia; not so long that she wears out her welcome.

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Dec 14 2011
By Derek J. Schwalenberg - Published on
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I have been a Flight Instructor [in the much more liberal United States] now for about 4 years but this brought me right back to my student pilot days! She has a great sense of humor. Without spoiling I will say she faces many obstacles, some common, and a few not so common for student pilots on her journey towards the license for ultimate freedom. For as much adversity as she faced, she certainly had some who went the extra mile for her. It's a great story, whether your an aviation enthusiast or not, but from a pilots point-of-view I will say that it seems an accurate account although she stays away from the jargon and the technical details. I love the way she captures the emotions faced through the training, the curiosity, the fear of failure, and the drive for adventure.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this. Jan. 22 2012
By R.A. Russell - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
To fly or not to fly - that is the question - except when you're really insulted by a guy who says you can't learn to do it, because you're a woman.
Then there's no question, or, um, there is.
Because making a snap decision based on being insulted, and then actually following through and learning something you had no interest in until that very insulted moment, and maybe you're also a little nervous about your abilities - that's another thing entirely.
I grinned as I read this, living vicariously through this author as she struggles through her inner debate, watching to see what she's going to do.
I loved this - the candor, the humor, and the nerves. Hope to see more soon.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A woman after my own heart April 20 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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This is a story of a woman learning to fly in Europe. It is very humorous and she needed humor to deal with the misogynistic attitudes of airport personnel. She is also a Mom and housewife and student so it is an interesting take on her time getting her license.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun short story April 24 2012
By Lee Hallison - Published on
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Fast and enjoyable read - loved the way she took on the challenge of proving a rather chauvinistic flight instructor wrong.
The author's personality shines through and you want to meet her. Well written.

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