Nerves of Steel is the amazing true story of Tammie Jo Shults, a former navy pilot, who safely landed a commercial flight and saved hundreds of lives. This is the inspirational true story of Tammie Jo Shults's remarkable life-from growing up the daughter of a rancher, dreaming of someday becoming a pilot, to breaking through as one of the Navy's first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to saving lives as the captain of Flight 1380.
Twenty minutes into a routine domestic flight, Captain Tammie Jo Shults is faced with the unthinkable---a catastrophic engine failure in her Boeing 737 causes an explosion that severs hydraulic and fuel lines, tearing away sections of the plane, puncturing a window, and taking a woman's life. Captain Shults and her first officer, Darren Ellisor, struggle to stabilize the aircraft. The passengers gasp for their next breath and fear for their lives. They need a strong hand to guide them and assurance that they will survive. Youth Reader's edition. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.