Flying Free is an exhilarating memoir about fear and the trials and tribulations that come with it. The story explores how Author Cecilia Aragon used math to overcome her fears to become a celebrated aerobatic champion. Today, she visits Nancy’s Bookshelf to share details on how she became the first Latina Pilot on the US Aerobatic Team.
Cecilia Aragon is the Seattle author of Flying Free (Blackstone Publishing, 2020), a memoir of her journey from fearful child to airshow pilot. She overcame her fears to become an aerobatic champion and then used what she learned from flying to achieve her goals in life.
She’s now a professor at the University of Washington, the mother of two children, and the winner of many awards for her work. She’s published hundreds of articles, co-authored the book Writers in the Secret Garden (MIT Press, 2019), taught astronauts to fly, and worked with Nobel Prize winners. Her innovative research has been lauded by President Obama.