BETH RUGGIERO YORK

AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Beth Ruggiero York

Beth is a former airline pilot for Trans World Airlines. She entered the world of civil aviation in 1984 shortly after graduating from college and, for the next five years, climbed the ladder to her ultimate goal of flying for a major airline. She originally wrote Flying Alone in the early 1990s, shortly after her career as a pilot ended and the memories were fresh. Beth is a Chinese translator and a professional photography instructor for Arizona Highways PhotoScapes. She has published a popular instructional book on night photography, Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography, that has worldwide sales as well as co-written a book entitled, Everglades National Park: A Photographic Destination. Beth and her husband live in Fountain Hills, AZ and spend summers on Cape Cod. 
 
Bet Ruggiero York

Those were my first impressions of the world of aviation—Rod, bottles of Canadian whiskey, working the line… and my flight instructor, Steve. I started as official lineperson at New England Flyers on April 27, 1985, my twenty-third birthday, four months into flying lessons. Aviation had already swallowed me whole. 

FLYING ALONE: A MEMOIR

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