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Flying Alone: A Memoir

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At thirteen years old, Elizabeth Ruggiero’s heart was broken when her father died suddenly. But there was a bigger challenge ahead when doctors told her she probably had multiple sclerosis at 22 years old. Elizabeth vowed that this new challenge would not put restrictions on her life and embarked on a lifelong dream to fly for the airlines. Starting at the small local airp ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st, 202 pages
Published September 2019 by Self-published Author
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    David Crawley
    Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS … An absolutely outstanding memoir that I wasn’t able to put down until I had read the last page. Climbing the experience ladder in civilian aviation to become an airline pilot involved flying for several fly-by-night companies which had little respect for FAA regulations and maintenance requirements. The author describes in detail a number of harrowing flying experiences and honestly bares her own mistakes in judgment and planning in a few instances. The descr ...more
    Elaine Forsey
    Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Beth- This is a beautifully written memoir of your journey in searching for acceptance and belonging. Your vulnerability as you allow us to witness your attachment to an aviation instructor, your struggles to succeed, and your confusion. It’s a wonderful “feminist” story about pursuing a career in a male dominated culture, having to constantly be better than their male counterparts to be taken seriously and accepted.Now for another memoir including the important mother daughter relationship? Som ...more
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    Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Had high hopes for this one. Was a bit monotonous and it wasn't a fun read.

    Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book . While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
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    Beth is a former airline pilot for Trans World Airlines. She entered the world of civil aviation in 1984 shortly after graduating from college and, for the next five years, climbed the ladder to her ultimate goal of flying for a major airline. Beth originally wrote Flying Alone in the early 1990s, shortly after her career as a pilot ended and the memories were fresh. She is now a Chinese translato ...more