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Fear of Landing: You Fly Like a Woman Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 133 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KF66H0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was born in Germany, spent her childhood in Los Angeles and now splits her time between Swansea and Spain. Her short stories have most recently appeared in Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction and Nature's Futures. You can find out more about her on http://www.intrigue.co.uk/

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Phoenix Sullivan on December 13, 2011
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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.

Recommended!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Derek J. Schwalenberg on December 14, 2011
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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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robin R. on January 22, 2012
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Jackson VINE VOICE on April 20, 2012
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee Hallison on April 24, 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on June 2, 2013
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What I loved about this book was that women can do anything. In a mainly man environment the main character wanted to become a pilot. She and her husband just bought a plane, and she wanted to be able to fly it. The instructor assumed she wanted a "Wife's License". When I read this I laughed and thought is there a "man license" for becoming a parent? After all the woman gives birth to make the man a father. HA! I come from a strong mother and very strong sisters. This was such a first paragraph that I had to read more. I had to know if she proved the men wrong.
I really liked the story, and it was funny at times. However do not miss the drama of an emergency in the sky.
I think that this book describes the Amelia Earhart of the present!
The ending was great and I read this book all at one time. I could not put it down!
Mother's should read this to their daughters. Woman can do anything!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Obonney on October 6, 2012
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The Little Engine That Could takes on a new challenge. Wanting to do something, believing you can, putting all your energy into succeeding -- that's what this story reveals and inspires. Learning behind the scenes factors of flying a plane, the effort it takes to do it well and the challenge of breaking limiting stereotypes, are all here in these pages. This testimony puts meaning to the phrase, "you can be anything you want to be."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T on September 8, 2012
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Reminded me of Gerald Durrell's "My family and other animals:" same low-key, understated, very funny narration, very engaging narrative, a book that feels like it's over way too soon, a great value. Now if only the author would write the sequel she promised!
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