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Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  19 reviews
The aviation world is a man’s world—it always has been, and it continues to be so today. In fact, women make up a mere 5 to 6 percent of the total pilot population worldwide. But from the first time Erin Seidemann experienced what it was like to see the world from a small plane’s perspective, she was hooked—and she’s spent much of her time since then fighting her way into ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published November 2015 by She Writes Press
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Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I finally found a book that helped me get out of my book reading slump. I sat down to read this book and a few hours later I was done with it. I enjoyed reading all of Erin's adventures. I like that she stood her ground in the male driven world of aviation. It is women like Erin that are good role models for other women. I have always been fascinated by the aviation world. I did take some flying lessons and have about 20 hours under my belt. It has been years since I have taken lessons again but ...more
Jean Minton
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun read. Thanks Erin for a candid view into your life pursuing your passions from bagpipes to plane acrobatics! I appreciated Erin's writing. I am grateful to my aunt and uncle for teaching me how to fly a tail-wheel airplane. I got as far as soloing and with this experience can understand how much dedication Erin put into mastering her craft. I admire her and appreciate that despite being an incredibly talented pilot (crossing oceans, heading into the Bermuda Triangle, plane acrobati ...more
Leslie Nack
Oct 01, 2015 added it
Shelves: memoir
From a young girl who gets motion sickness to an adventuring aviatrix, Erin Seidemann rocks the male dominate aviation world with her memoir Postcards from the Sky. In her book, she details her love of flying, and uses her stubborn will to get her pilots license and buy her own plane. Harrowing tales are shared of flying her small plane Orion around San Francisco, New Orleans and an unforgettable trip to the Bahamas (alone) and then to Oshkosh, Wisconsin do not disappoint. Her story is engaging, ...more
Rhonda Lomazow
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the opening pages I was drawn in by Erin's story her tales of being a horrible traveler yet loving to travel had me hysterical.When she becomes a pilot&enters this world dominated by men even buying her own plane.Her love affairs her tales of being hit on by nearly every pilot at an airfield.Of course going along on her flights as she becomes more&more confident.A fun interesting story told by a really strong woman a true trail blazer,
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun easy read about female pilot

I enjoyed this narrative about a women who earned her pilots license. The chauvinist world did not help at times but she worked through it and it was fun hearing about her journey.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding read about an outstanding pilot

If the author is as good a pilot as she is a writer (and all signs point to that being the case) I'd fly with her anytime!
Reyiel Ananke
I won this book through Goodreads giveaways.

First at all I have to say I love the dedication was maybe one of the best I ever got so far. The "Spread your wings!" was a very nice touch.

This book was a mistake book, the one you take for a week end away and end up reading it in 2 hours, with nothing left to read for the next days. I couldnt put it down.

Erin has a fast paced writing style, very straight forward and honest about what she writes (maybe a bit too much, we have a lot of details about h
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir
It blows my mind that someone so incredibly motion-sick was able to become a pilot. The forthright, upbeat tone was very refreshing and engaging. (Oddly, the straightforwardness and lack of angst did make the happenings in the book seem less eventful and almost downplayed Seidermann's strength and stubbornness.) I especially appreciated her bluntness about her sex life--it's a topic that is overly hushed up in American culture.

She does go into technicalities occasionally, but she doesn't drone
This is a memoir of a woman's exploits (& 'sex-ploits'!) while learning to fly an airplane. It's a pretty easily read, straight forward account of her beginning years of flying lessons, buying a plane, & covers a couple of trips. I'm not a real fan of the 'kiss & tell' aspect of the story, but maybe it does offer the reader a more accurate window into her own person/attitude.... I did like that I learned a little about aviation by reading this, & offering a little opportunity to ...more
Linda Smatzny
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating memoir of a young woman who decides she wants to learn to fly. The book follows her adventures as the flying journey begins. It continues after she buys her first plane especially all the comments about her,a female, owning and flying her own plane. It seems that even today flying is still a man's world with only about 5% of pilots being female. The book is a lively page turning ride.The book contains a few photos. The book was a quick easy read.
Rick Colburn
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dream big

As I read this book it brought back one of my dreams that of always wanting to fly and I guess I did to a point being in the ARMY and flying as a passenger in both planes and helicopters but will always wonder what it is like to take over the controls and FLY.

But as I get older I'm now 61 I know that I will never get that chance but I can always read and dream about flying
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable read that gets into the life of a modern day female pilot. Her passion to fly is impressive and inspiring to read about.

I liked reading (and living) vicariously through Erin's stories that include her adventures and experiences flying solo to island locales.

Loved the photo inserts.
Alex Reed
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
It took me way to long to read this book. I won it on Goodreads months ago and it got "lost" on my shelf. Finally I did read it and I gotta say it's a joy :)
I'm a traveler and so love to hear other wanderlust stories. It's amazing to choose to learn to fly to do so!
Erin has an interesting perspective on aviation and I appreciated that she kept the book accessible for non-aviators. I think hearing a female perspective of a male dominated field is always beneficial, so kudos to her for sharing her story.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
How does a young girl who gets carsick, seasick and airsick become an Aviatrix and owner of a plane?
Read my review at http://pennyformythoughts-nona.blogsp...
Sue Davidson
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
While Erin's accomplishments as a pilot are commendable, her life is not.
(Read on Kindle)
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok

Instead of the adventures of flying, it seemed more
about the author's love interests while learning to fly and love interests while taking flying adventures than about her love of flying adventure themselves. Too bad, it could have been so much more...
Bill Burch
Not near the author as Beryl Markham. Not near the pilot.
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