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Open Skies Zusammenfassung

Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan's First Female Pilot Niloofar Rahmani

As a young Afghan woman who dreamed of becoming an air force pilot, Niloofar Rahmani confronted far more than technical challenges; she faced the opprobrium of an entire society.Pamela Constable, author ofPlaying with Fireand former Kabul and Islamabad bureau chief for theWashington Post

The true story ofNiloofarRahmaniand her determination to become Afghanistans first female air force pilotas seen onAnderson CooperandABC News

In 2010, for the first time since the Soviets, Afghanistan allowed women to join the armed forces, andNiloofarentered Afghanistans military academy.

Niloofarhad to break through social barriers to demonstrate confidence, leadership, and decisivenessessential qualities for apilot.Niloofarperformed the first solo flight of her classahead of all her male classmatesand in 2013 became Afghanistans first female fixed-wing air force pilot.

The US State Department honoredNiloofarwith the International Women of Courage Award andbroughther to the United States to meet Michelle Obama and fly with the US Navys Blue Angels.But when she returned to Kabul, the danger to her and her family had increased significantly.

Rahmani and her family are portraitsofthe resiliency of refugees and the accomplishments they can reach when affordedwith opportunities

Open Skies Bewertungen

"As a young Afghan woman who dreamed of becoming an air force pilot, Niloofar Rahmani confronted far more than technical challenges; she faced the opprobrium of an entire society." -- Pamela Constable, author of Playing with Fire and former Kabul and Islamabad bureau chief for the Washington Post
"Niloofar Rahmani's story would be remarkable anywhere. But set as it is in Afghanistan, it soars beyond. Not only was her epic struggle to prove her worth as a fighter pilot compounded by intense threats from the Taliban, but she found little support from the men who should have been her brothers in arms. Her story of perseverance and triumph will be an inspiration not only for women but for anyone striving to achieve a difficult goal in the face of opposition." Jim DeFelice, coauthor of American Sniper , Code Name: Johnny Walker , and Every Man a Hero

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface
1: My Father
2: The Soviets
3: Courtship
4: Civil War
5: Escape
6: The Refugee Camp
7: Karachi
8: Our Return
9: Life Under the Taliban
10: September 11, 2001
11: Invasion and Freedom
12: School
13: Not Everything Changes
14: Dreams Form
15: University
16: A Commercial
17: Recruitment
18: Basic Training
19: Friends, Reflection, and Graduation
20: Joining the Air Force
21: Medical Test and More Tests
22: English Is a Requirement
23: Move West
24: Flight Training
25: First Flight
26: Things Change
27: Up Where I Belong
28: Outed
29: Graduation
30: The Squadron
31: Flying Operations
32: The Threats Come
33: India and AWOL
34: Back in the Air
35: Contacts
36: The United States
37: My Return
38: Everything Crumbles
39: Escape
40: Back in Training
41: Asylum
42: Whats Next
Afterword

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR013681525
9781641603348
1641603348
Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan's First Female Pilot Niloofar Rahmani
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Chicago Review Press
2021-07-06
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