Capt. Lynn Rippelmeyer

Life Takes Wings

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Capt. Lynn Rippelmeyer had a remarkable career. In less than two years, she was hired by Seaboard, furloughed, hired by People Express, and upgraded to captain. She went through two mergers, finally retiring from United Airlines. There is a page on this Website devoted to her life and career. She is seen above right departing on her first trip with Seaboard in 1980.

This book chronicles Lynn's life up to the time when she became the first female pilot to fly the Boeing 747. A sequel, Life Takes Flight, will be published this summer. Signed copies of Life Takes Wings are available from Lynn's Website, The proceeds will benefit the ROSE Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that Lynn founded to help the people of Honduras.

The book will also be available for Kindle or as a paperback in May from bookstores including and Barnes & Noble.