Flying South A Pilotâ€™s Inner Journey by Barbara Cushman Rowell Photographs by Barbara and Galen Rowell Call it love at first flight. Barbara Cushman Rowell was already a powerhouse by anyoneâ€™s measure, but it wasnâ€™t until she tried flying that she found the inner fulfillment and sense of self sheâ€™d longed for all her life. As the driving force behind husband Galen Rowellâ€™s business success, Barbaraâ€™s adventures and accomplishments had always been the byproduct of her husbandâ€™s career. Until, that is, she took off and sailed into a strata all her own. FLYING SOUTH is the hair-raising, reflective, and ultimately inspiring story of Barbaraâ€™s trip of a lifetimeâ€”a 25,000-mile, 57-leg journey through Latin America and the recesses of her soul, discovering unrealized self-confidence, irrepressible resourcefulness, and vast reserves of emotional and physical strength she never knew she had. And what a journey it was. She recounts landing in the middle of a coup in Panama, narrowly escaping disaster when key flight instruments failed over Peru, flying herself to an oral surgeon after a mouth-smashing rafting accident on the Bio Bio River in Chile, fighting plane-shredding winds over the Andes, and surviving a life-threatening and disorienting tropical storm off the coast of Brazilâ€”all while navigating the pervasive and demoralizing chauvinism of the aviation world. But much more than a harrowing page-turner, Barbaraâ€™s tale of finding herself through flight inspires us all to go after the experiences we long for, and to live the lives we only wish for.