An insiders view of when the airlines started to hire women pilots. Originally banned from the airline cockpit. In 1973, the first woman pilot was finally hired; others followed. In this entertaining and informative story of determination, courage, and heartbreak. We learn about the first permanent woman airline pilot, as well as others, including the first African American woman airline pilot. We learn about the laws and events that moved their quest forward. Read about women pilots from all over the world who were first in their airline's cockpit, perhaps someone from your home country. There is a special chapter about the first African-American, and International women airline pilots. There is an airplane legend for readers, not familiar with the planes flown. The final chapter tells how the industry has changed. Told by one of the women who was there. From research, interviews, personal knowledge, and memoirs, the author presents a simple yet powerful story.