Betty Riegel spent her early childhood hiding in air raid shelters as bombs dropped all around. From humble working-class roots, growing up with a mother who struggled to make ends meet and a father away at war, she had always dreamed of bigger things.
After responding to an ad in the local newspaper, she secured herself an interview for the Pan Am training program and at just twenty-two years old was selected from thousands of eager young British women to begin a career that would change the course of her life.
Up in the Air charts the grueling yet fabulous life aboard the most iconic airline that there has ever been and how a young woman from Essex opened her eyes to the world and lived her dream.
- Written by Betty Riegel
- Paperback, 290 pages