You Fly Like a Woman

12 Dec 11 4 Comments

Short version:

I have released a Fear of Landing ebook! It costs less than a cheap cup of coffee and it’s fun and funny and even my teenage son likes it.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your own copy of You Fly Like a Woman today:

Long version:

I have released a Fear of Landing ebook about my experiences learning to fly:

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.

I’ve wanted to put this together for a while, to take the individual pieces I’d written about learning to fly and put it into a coherent whole. In doing this, I became aware of what a time of growth it was for me. Learning to fly has changed the way I view the world in fundamental ways, like no other adult activity ever has.

I’m excited to share this and I’m also incredibly flattered and excited at the initial reaction. The book went straight into the Amazon Aviation top ten and I had purchases before I had even announced it.

It’s only 48 pages which means it only takes an hour or two to read (to compare, I am currently reading Horns by Joe Hill, which is 370 pages) so the decision to use electronic publishing was an easy one. All of the content has been revisited and added to so even long-time readers of my aviation stories will find plenty of new details to read.

And at this price, what have you got to lose? If you enjoy my essays or even just want to help support my Fear of Landing website, pick up a copy this week:

And a special offer for all Fear of Landing readers: if you will pay travel expenses, I am happy to come and sign your e-reader or computer monitor for you! :)

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  • Hi Sylvia
    Loved your book ‘Fly like a woman’, bought back so many memories of how I felt when learning at Carlisle (EGNC) back in the late 90s. I chuckled at the bits about PFL’s, first solo and cross-country.
    I will look out for more of your books, just finished the one about MH370 which was of great interest so have just bought those about Why Planes Crash.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it and I hope you won’t find the Crash books too dry. I appreciate your taking the time to tell me, it’s really made me smile. :)

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