“Run-Away Thoughts from a Senior Flight Attendant”
TURBULENT SKIES is an intimate portrait of the author’s professional life over a period of nearly four decades. It describes from an insider’s perspective the thrill of being in one of the most exciting career fields for women in the 1960s and ‘70s — an airline stewardess. It captures the fun and glamour of a way of life, which the author has dubbed the “great wave” — a wave of freedom and excitement that carried those lucky enough to be chosen for this profession forward through the years.
But times change, and the author poignantly chronicles the toll of time as business realities forced changes in the airline industry and transitioned the job from what it was to what it is today. She further captures the national tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001 and focuses on the impact that terrible day had on the industry most directly affected by the events. She offers a deeply moving personal tribute to the flight crew heroes on those tragic United and American flights.