Sylvia Wrigley

You Fly Like a Woman

You Fly Like a Woman by Sylvia Wrigley
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For readers of:Aviation, Michael Crighton, Mayday, Aircrash Investigation, Plane crashes
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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 don't need a real license,” Tom said. The stern-faced ex-RAF instructor had already chided me for dressing inappropriately in my short skirt and open-toed sandals. Now I realized he wanted to get rid of me. He continued. “You want a wife's license. Forget the technical mumbo-jumbo. I'll show you the radio and we'll go up – you can even play with the flight controls.” A strangled sound escaped me. A wife's license?

You Fly Like a Woman tells the story of one woman's search for confidence as she stumbles into a man's world.

About the Author

SYLVIA SPRUCK WRIGLEY is a pilot and aviation writer who has been obsessing about aviation safety for ten years. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Piper Flyer and Forbes. In 2012 she was invited to speak as an aviation expert for the Discovery Channel series Air Crash Confidential (Series 2, Episodes 3 and 5).Her aviation blog receives 40,000 visitors a year. You Fly Like a Woman, her memoir about learning to fly, was released in December 2011. The book had over 12,000 downloads in the first quarter and is listed in the Amazon top 50 aviation books. Her latest series, Why Planes Crash, launched in May 2013.

The first book of the series covers eleven accidents and incidents in 2001, including the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the near-miss over Tokyo, the Avjet Aspent Crash, Twin Towers and American Airlines Flight 587 disintegrating over Queens.

She also writes science fiction and fantasy. If you are interested in her fiction, visit her home page at

If you would like to find out more about Sylvia, please email her directly at

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