Captain Laura Savino takes you directly into the cockpit for an exclusive look into the boy’s club of airline pilots—told through the eyes of the first female pilot many of them ever flew with.
“No math,” Laura’s counselor told her in high school. “That would ruin your GPA.” Laura had other plans. One teenage act of rebellion changed everything for her at a time when STEM opportunities for women were rare. If passengers on a commercial jet had trouble imagining a woman flight engineer — which Laura became — imagine their disbelief to see her as the pilot flying their widebody jet around the world.
She exposes both the harsh truths and the exciting adventure of her years in the airline industry as a commercial pilot, reveals the emotional impact of 9/11 on pilots, and writes honestly about what it means to be a working mother while keeping her dreams alive.
Laura’s powerful story is a blueprint for how to defy expectations and follow your inner compass to do things you never thought possible.