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Become an airline pilot involved flying for several fly by night companies which had ittle respect for FAA regulations and maintenance reuirements 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 descriptions of her flights and exciting moments in the air are intertwined with candid and open accounts of a turbulent personal ife and a romantic relationship that was all wrong and clearly doomed from the beginning She reached her career goal in the end but her major airline employment was cut short by a serious disualifying medical diagnosis This didn t stop this determined young woman from avidly pursuing another career with eual fervor She says I have continued to ive the ife I wanted albeit a struggle The book is well written and one I highly recommend for all readers David B Crawley MD Author of Steep Turn A Physician s Journey from Clinic to Cockpit and A Mile of String A Boy s Recollection of His Midwest Childhood Once flying got into Beth Ruggerio s blood as a teen she was totally hooked At first she was sidelined with a brutal diagnosis of multiple Sclerosis But With Medication She But with medication she able to make a plan to get into flying It wasn t to be through the Navy training she had initially planned but she decided to would take essons and earn and icenses through the hours she put in flying and the tests she #would have to take along the way This is as much an adventure story as it is a memoir # have to take along the way This is as much an adventure story as it is a memoir Beth s way was far from easy and fraught with numerous examples Of Dangerous Events Which dangerous events which ife or death challenges to overcomeBeth finds a flying instructor who also becomes her boyfriend However as Beth puts it Flying is number one for Steve and everything else comes after that Steve is a great instructor but is not too beg on building up a person s ego He pushes her as hard as he does himself But she earns to handle every difficulty even to the point where it begins to impair her mental health She flies in poor visibility in storms with mechanical plane problems and She also doesn t work for the employers who place employees needs and well being on a priority ist She even works for a company that is flying dangerous material and newspapers that top over the weight imit While she is doing all this some of the friends and acuaintances she has met die in brutal accidents that should never have happenedEventually Beth winds up in counseling and taking anti depression medication and realizes she will die if this pattern continues She therefore works her way into commercial pilot work and then returns to school to do Chinese translation work Her story is riveting harrowing and a whole message of wisdom and caution about the choices one makes for achieving one s dreams The costs may be arger than the dream Interestingly the challenges are also about personal victories that shape an individual with or without the assistance of others There are also some scenes that point out the changes. To fly for the airlines Starting at the small ocal airport the aviation world swallowed her whole and the next five years of her ife were as turbulent as an airplane in a thunderstorm never knowing when how or if she would emerge An agonizing ove affair with her flight instructor dangerous risks in the sky and. ,

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In the airline industry from male to female employees All in all this is a fascinating memoir full of unrelenting tension insecurity and triumphs that will eave readers thinking and asking uestions about choices and decisions I did ike reading this book Beth s story of how she did not et her multiple sclerosis keep her from achieving her dreams was inspiring In addition for someone that is interested in aviation you will be familiar with the different terms For others that are not familiar the footnotes at the bottom of the various pages are very informative I A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, like when the footnotes are featured on the page versus at the back of the book While I don t want to take anything away from Beth s story I did find parts of this book to move really slowly and a bit monotone Yet I was still interest in reading this bookargely due to the aviation aspect As someone who is into aviation the terms and what Beth went through as a student The Shadow Reader learning and taking care of the planes is accurate I did find this book to be a good read Flying Alone was something I knew I had to read I know several people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis Including my most best friend since I was seven years oldShe s brave and courageous and pretty darn awesome And most of the time she seems fine I think that s the biggest misunderstanding of MS It s for the most part fairly invisible to others The pain and fatigue isn t always obvious The symptoms and flareups present differently for every person It s very unpredictable Most of the time if she doesn t tell me something is bothering her I have no ideaI went into this thinking This will help me understand what she s been going through all this time Il be able to relate I will Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies learn from this book This is what IearnedI earned that the rigorous training and flight hours and steps one must go through to become a pilot is INSANE And as someone who flies I am very thankful for itThat those fun Will you marry me banners and advertisements that fly over the beach in the summer are SO very dangerous to tow and I have MAD respect for the pilots that do soThat you NEVER EVER want to run out of gas while flying in an airplaneAnd I earned that Beth Ruggiero York is a bad ass She s braved a The Power Of A Choice lot of things in herife Including but definitely not imited ass She s braved a ot of incredible things her ife Including but definitely not imited intense pilot training with some very scary emergencies sexism crappy boyfriends difficult job situations a car accident and so much But it has shaped her and molded her and she came out on the other side to tell her storyYou notice I didn t mention MS In fact I didn t The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right learn anything about the disease Because it didn t shape OR mold herThat DESPITE having an MS diagnosis Beth thrived She didn t uit That it doesn t define herIearned that the best way to understand my friend and what she goes though
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to just be there her To understand her That she s an amazing friend and an animal Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling lover and an incredible painter who just happens to have MSShe can tell me I m not fine and I can understand that she just needs a friend. Flying broken airplanes for shady companies all intertwined to define her road to the airlines Elizabeth made it to her goal and was hired by Trans World Airlines in 1989 Flying Alone is told with soul baring candor taking readers on a suspenseful journey through the terror romance and ultimate victory of those yea. Exciting novel aboutearning to fly and what it takes to make it as a commercial pilotMy Review This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader When she was 14 years old Elizabeth flew for the first time as she says it was the first time she d been that excited since her father died the previous year and she made a promise to herself that she d Monsieur Pain learn to flyHer plan had been to join the Navy and become a pilot which would put her on the fast track to being an airline pilot her ultimate goal This was derailed by a diagnosis of probable MS the Navy would no sooner train a pilot who dikely develop MS than A very easy read with ots of in air drama Well written and descriptive and you can imagine yourself in the pilots seat Flying Alone is a captivating memoir by Beth Ruggiero York about her journey in finding acceptance A beautifully well written story of heartbreaking yet uplifting struggles the author faced in her onging to belong Flying Alone shares the struggles that one woman faces when trying to pursuing a career in a male dominated culture York shares her personal growth and how she finds confidence during some of her weakest moments 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 acceptedNow for another memoir including the to constantly be better than their male counterparts to be taken seriously and acceptedNow for another memoir including the mother daughter relationship Somehow I think you may have also been seeking approval from your mother Your personal growth and new found confidence during the aviation years may have helped in adapting to ife circumstances and changes in careers moves Loved it and kept me in suspense with All The Aviation Drama Of Flyingwhew Beth the aviation drama of flyingwhew Beth York s account of her five years struggling to become an airline pilot is a highly focused and dramatic account It s the kind of book you can t put down The author briefly mentions her background including the loss of her father when she was 13 and a diagnosis of of her father when she was 13 and a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis when she was 22 but almost all of her book is given to detailed accounts of her flying experiences from initial training through years with fly by night freight ines and her final triumphant arrival at TWA as a Flight Engineer Interwoven in her daring and scary night experiences in single and twin engine planes that had been poorly maintained is a ove story of her attraction to another pilot an interlude that supports her aspirations yet brings her down emotionally This book enters a world about which I ve never thought the engths to which aspiring pilots will go to find a way into the sky HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL READERS An absolutely outstanding memoir that I wasn t able to put down until I had read the Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. last page Climbing the experienceadder in civilian aviation to. 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 ife and embarked on a ifelong dream. Flying Alone