Links to Favorite Non-Profit Organizations:
Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Ojai, CA
Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Philadelphia
Ronald McDonald For Good Times, Los Angeles
Solutions Center for Children, San Diego
UniCamp, Los Angeles
& Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator's Sea Journal"
the USS Abraham Lincoln left San Diego in April 1995 for a six-month
In the center of one of the most pressing social issues facing the military today, Hirschman offers both a personally revealing and professionally insightful account of breaking into the world of the male combat pilot. She writes frankly about the strained interaction between men and woman on the Lincoln as they struggled to define their new roles and about the women's attempts to overcome mistrust and resentment by proving their skill, courage, and determination. She describes the typically competitive route to the deployment and reflects on the irony of flying her jet to defend Arab countries that won't allow women to drive cars, bare their arms, or even go out alone in public.
Informative as well as entertaining, her chronicle of life at sea is a testament to the accomplishments of these pioneering women. No matter which side of the debate a reader takes, Hirschman adds a significant new dimension to the controversy over female integration of navy combat aviation squadrons. As co-ed deployments become routine and women like Hirschman can be accepted as just another pilot, her journal will serve as a reminder of the navy's struggle to adjust to a new era.
The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705"
April 7, 1994, two days before a scheduled disciplinary hearing, FedEx
flight engineer Auburn Calloway joined the ranks of disgruntled employees
who mix revenge with violence when he hijacked a DC-10 cargo jet en route
from Memphis to San Jose. His plan to kill the crew and crash the plane
backfired when the three-man crew--David Sanders (pilot), Jim Tucker (copilot),
and Andy Peterson (flight engineer)--did not succumb to his brutal hammer
blows to their skulls. With Tucker and Peterson in the cabin trying to
subdue the agitated Calloway, Sanders landed the plane against heavy odds:
the freight and fuel were too heavy, the approach speed was too fast,
and parts of the plane had fallen off. Reporter and pilot Hirschman, who
was on the story from the beginning, describes the thwarted hijacking;
recovery of the injured airmen; and trial of Calloway. The bravery of
the crewmen shines throughout as they saved the plane, the company, and
the community from a major disaster.
Favorite Artwork & Artists:
My Virtual Art Gallery -- Coming Soon!
Favorite Quotes, Jokes & Stories:
let them criticize you for inaction"
advertise for employees, but human beings keep showing up"
shows a lack of courage"
gloria fugit." or "All glory is fleeting."
trust a skinny cook."
like you don't need the money,
a small world...so behave!"
a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."
and Loree are Liars, Cheats and Thieves.
'til you're tired, sleep 'til you're hungry"
© Harry Hirschman 2001. All rights reserved.