Captain Tammie Jo Shults – Nerves of Steel


Audiobook-exclusive bonus content includes a Q&A between Tammie Jo Shults and narrator Tavia Gilbert and a recorded speech detailing the events of Flight 1380.

Nerves of Steelis the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults remarkable life – from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navys first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people.

Tammie Jo Shults has spent her entire life loving the skies. Though the odds were against her, she became one of the few female fighter pilots in the Navy. In 1994, after serving her country honorably for eight years, Tammie Jo left the Navy and joined Southwest Airlines in the early 1990s.

On April 17, 2018, Tammie Jo was called to service once again. Twenty minutes into a routine domestic flight, Captain Shults was faced with the unthinkable – a catastrophic engine failure in the Boeing 737 caused an explosion that severed hydraulic and fuel lines, tearing away sections of the plane, puncturing a window, and taking a womans life. Captain Shults and her first officer, Darren Ellisor, struggled to stabilize the aircraft.

Drawing deeply from her well of experience, Tammie Jo was able to wrestle the severely damaged 737 safely to the ground. Not originally scheduled for that flight, there is no doubt God had prepared her and placed her right where she needed to be that day.

Bring the story to life with photos available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Captain Tammie Jo Shults
Narrator: Tammie Jo Shults – introduction, Tavia Gilbert
Duration: 8 hours 27 minutes
Released: 19 Aug 2010
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English

User Review:

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What an amazing story; beautifully and transparently written! I have purchased the young readers edition and am giving it to my 10 year old granddaughter. As a service members daughter, wife, and mother, I am grateful to Captain Shults for her service to our country. As a frequent Southwest customer, and a former San Antonian, Ill be looking for her and her husband on my future flights. Most importantly, as a Christ follower myself, I loved how she beautifully wove her faith in and through her story, just as faith is, the fabric of our stories! Well done!! A MUST read!