Thank you to the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots, for publishing a great review of Flight Emergency in their January/February/March 2012 issue of their magazine, 99 News! Download the 99 News in PDF format on the Ninety-Nines web site or read the full text of the review below:
Flight Emergency by Reya Kempley
Reviewed by Jill D. Smith
As a CFI, I liked the book Flight Emergency by Reya Kempley, especially for use as a training aid. It is a fairly quick read and, since it is set up in scenarios, you can break it up into easily manageable lessons. The settings are events that can or have happened, and the way they are portrayed makes you feel like you are actually there.
The book covers numerous topics that range from emergencies to different types of flying situations that turn into emergencies. It’s unique in that it gives you different options to choose instead of just saying “here’s what you do.” If your choice doesn’t turn out well, you can go back and change your mind — something you can’t do in the airplane!
The book leaves room to add information to the training discussions that make the situations more realistic. For student pilots, it’s thought provoking and a good way to understand and learn to make the right decisions in an emergency. It’s also a good tool for pilots of all experience levels as a helpful refresher since actual emergencies don’t happen often, nor do you practice them often.
Reading this book — or even rereading it once every few months, could help you keep from getting complacent between flight reviews!
I’ve been a member of the superb and award-winning Reno High Sierra chapter of the Ninety-Nines for years. If you’re a woman pilot and aren’t a member, why not join and find the fun and camaraderie (and scholarships!) that this great organization offers?
From the Ninety-Nines, Inc. website:
OUR MISSION –The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”