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By Barbara Cushman Rowell

Flying South A Pilot’s internal trip through Barbara Cushman Rowell pictures by means of Barbara and Galen Rowell

Call it love at the start flight. Barbara Cushman Rowell was once already a powerhouse by means of anyone’s degree, however it wasn’t until eventually she attempted flying that she discovered the interior success and experience of self she’d longed for all her lifestyles. because the motive force in the back of husband Galen Rowell’s company good fortune, Barbara’s adventures and accomplishments had regularly been the byproduct of her husband’s profession. until eventually, that's, she took off and sailed right into a strata all her personal. FLYING SOUTH is the hair-raising, reflective, and eventually inspiring tale of

Barbara’s journey of a lifetime—a 25,000-mile, 57-leg trip via Latin the US and the recesses of her soul, getting to know unrealized self-confidence, irrepressible resourcefulness, and mammoth reserves of emotional and actual energy she by no means knew she had. And what a trip it was once. She recounts touchdown in the course of a coup in Panama, narrowly escaping catastrophe whilst key flight tools failed over Peru, flying herself to an oral health care professional after a mouth-smashing rafting twist of fate at the Bio Bio River in Chile, combating plane-shredding winds over the Andes, and surviving a life-threatening and disorienting tropical hurricane off the coast of Brazil—all whereas navigating the pervasive and demoralizing chauvinism of the aviation international. yet even more than a harrowing page-turner, Barbara’s story of discovering herself via flight conjures up us all to head after the studies we lengthy for, and to stay the lives we basically want for.

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