Catch a Bird's-Eye View of Africa from the Cockpit of a Cessna! The ponds shimmered in the afternoon sun, dotting the outback of Botswana's Chobe National Park, remnants of the rainy season already past. Andrea, my co-pilot and partner, shouted over the sweetly consistent drone of our Cessna's four-cylinder engine. "Look, elephants..." Watching herds of elephants frolic from a low-flying Cessna is a dream adventure, combining the technical challenge of aviation with the romance of entering a literal no-man's-land. In Self-Flying Southern Africa: Women Pilots on Safari, author Nancy Myers Smith combines the travel adventure of women piloting a single-engine plane over the wilds of Africa with inspiration for travelers and fellow pilots alike, detailing a journey of challenge and inner strength. Ms. Smith takes a journey of the spirit from its conception through moments when giving up seemed the only option. Self-Flying Southern Africa is as much about making dreams come true as it is about flying a plane or going on safari. In this delightful and inspiring work, Ms. Smith demonstrates that growing older doesn't have to mean growing up.