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Hardcover She's Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator's Sea Journal Book

ISBN: 1557503354

ISBN13: 9781557503350

She's Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator's Sea Journal

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S-3B pilot Hirschman describes her groundbreaking participation in one of the first Pacific aircraft carrier deployments to include female combat pilots. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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She's the real deal!

While books like Jarhead become best-sellers, thiswell-written account of a female navy pilot has remainedhidden from the mass market. And that's our loss.Loree Draude Hirschman, daughter of a Marine general,joined the aircraft carrier Lincoln as an S-3 pilot, and thereby made history. That year the Lincoln was the first West Coast based ship to depart with an integrated male-female crew. Hirschman flew jets off the deck of the carrier and brought them back -- a test of skill and professionalism. And she describes, in detail, life aboard a carrier, where the frustrations come more from living under a microscope than from battling with the enemy. She probably pays more attention to details a woman would notice -- and enjoy reading about. For example, pilots work crazy hours, yet the mess officer was adamant that no cereal would be distributed after 10:30 AM! Four women in a cramped stateroom have to work to get along, especially when one brings her "boyfriend" home, in defiance of the rules.Hirschman was ideally suited for her role. She knew how to be one of the boys and she genuinely enjoyed navy life. She has moments of doubt and despair, but overall she cares about her crew and manages to make a tough situation seem easy. I suspect she left only when her husband became medically disqualified; otherwise she'd probably be on her way too becoming an Admiral.

A Real-Life Motivational Narrative

Loree Hirschman tells her story with candor and lets the drama of her story speak for itself. She serves as a role model for women who are passionate about their work, especially in male-dominated environments, and her narrative is an encouragement. Ms. Hirschman paints a complete picture of her life as a Navy pilot- both the personal and the professional.

What a voyage!

From the first chapter, She's Just Another Navy Pilot keeps you turning the pages. An incredibly personal and insightful memoir into life on board an aircraft carrier and into the life of an impressive pilot. I highly recommend this book!

Honestly, 6 out of 5 stars!

Outstanding narrative! From training to service on the LINCOLN, Loree pulls no punches re. male or felmale shipmates. I finished this in one sitting. A compelling narrative! If only all females were like Loree! God bless her! Required reading for any female thinking of joining the Navy, or any other service for that matter! I'm sending a copy to my little niece who's contemplating which service to join. Thank you Loree!

Diary of a Pioneer

Loree Hirschman's book provides the reader with a rare and in-depth account of her career as a Navy fighter pilot. Her stories range from technical descriptions of her first flying experiences to the death of a fellow pilot, as well as her marriage and family life. The author does an excellent job of telling a high-level, yet personal story that involved flying in the Middle East and risking her life to protect countries where women's rights were severely restricted. An interesting and educational book, as well as a fun summer read.
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