Unsafe at Any Altitude will make you laugh out loud. J.A. Quinn takes us on a life's journey vividly recounting what it is was like traveling through the eyes of a young girl experiencing the joy during the Golden Age of Flying.
With her junior stewardess wings pinned on her Sunday dress she dreams of becoming a stewardess, handing out gum to passengers on lumbering propeller driven aircraft. Briefly losing her way, the California girl emerges into a psychedelic fog of the ‘60s in San Francisco realizing she cannot continue her Deadhead hippie life dancing in Golden Gate Park and decides to follow her young dream.
What it takes to make the transition from flower child to a walking and talking Barbie doll is a hilarious story. If you survived airline training, you were expected to be a gracious representative of an airline's marketing department pimping out stewardesses to the mostly male passenger clientele. Somehow, before camera phones, these women found a way to fend for themselves from butt grabbing passengers by accidentally dropping cheesecakes on their heads and getting any witnesses snockered to erase memories of the flight. This story is a riotous testimony of how a stewardesses managed to survive the bumpy but very funny skies.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-762-3
Pages : 224
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
She has over forty-eight years of aviation experience with ten sets of wings from various airlines, thanks to serendipity and airline deregulation. Her career has taken her around the globe, working on lumbering propeller aircraft and giant 747s. She has a PhD in Business Administration. She is currently employed as an aviation safety consultant; is married, and lives on a farm near Senoia, Georgia. It's a peaceful place, aside from the occasional zombie apocalypse unleashed by the nearby film studios.