These days it is not uncommon to see a woman at the controls of an airliner, but what many people do not realize is that it took some 59 years for an American woman to become an airline pilot.
Leading the way was Emily Howell Warner, who on Feb. 6, 1973, entered the cockpit of a Frontier Airlines jet and walked into the pages of history.
“Weaving the Winds, Emily Howell Warner,” written by Ann Lewis Cooper, tells Warner’s story, from humble beginnings all the way to her accolades in aviation.
Warner pursed aviation first as a hobby, then later as a career, at a time when any career outside the home was unusual for a woman.
To enter the phallocentric world of aviation was definitely an uphill battle that Warner fought with grace and dignity.
Through the pages we follow Warner from schoolgirl to young woman with an interest in aviation.
She left a job at a department store for a career as a flight instructor, and from there went on to pursue the airlines. Along the way she encountered rejection based on her gender, skepticism, career ups and downs as the industry expanded and contracted, as well as personal hardships that made her rethink her priorities.
The book is a must read for any woman interested in aviation, especially those considering flying as a career.
Published by 1st Books Library.
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