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'Flygirl' a novel by San Diego author Robin Kardon
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Flygirl, a Female Pilot Exposé by Dear Discreet Guide

Meet Robin 'R.D.'  Kardon on SDVoyager Website,

January 2020


R.D. Kardon on Trailblazers Impact Podcast,

August 2019

R.D. Kardon in Aviation for Women Magazine, April 2019

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"5 San Diego Authors to Read in 2019"

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Author Robin Kardon was a commercial pilot for 12 years, and her experience breaking into a male-dominated industry in the 1990s inspired her to write Flygirl. The novel examines the discriminatory environment and other challenges faced by female pilots. Long before #MeToo, Kardon was shattering glass ceilings and standing up against hostile work environments.

"Local pilot tells the tale of her trails in the sky in
self-published work" 
The Californian, December 2018

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"If manila folder races were an Olympic sport, North Park resident Robin Kardon would have something like 16 and a half gold medals by now. She’s toted her binder all over the world for 20-plus years, with the word “Book” as the sole indicator of the contents."

"Staying in With R. D. Kardon"
Linda's Book Bag, December 2018


"Once again I’m delighted to stay in with a new to me author to find out about a book I think is one I’d thoroughly enjoy. Today it gives me great pleasure to welcome R. D Kardon to Linda’s Book Bag."

"Book Launch Party for San Diego Author's Cockpit Confessional Flygirl" San Diego Metro, November 2018


"From Courtroom to Cockpit: One Woman's Flight" Woman Pilot Magazine, March 2002


"The inaugural year of the new millennium was the year I celebrated my 41st birthday and became an airline captain. If this accomplishment conjures up images of a smiling teenager taking her first airplane ride on a rural grass strip, enrolling in a collegiate aviation program, and following a standard career path step by step—guess again!"

"Before San Diego author and attorney Robin Kardon came up with the idea for “Flygirl,” her debut novel about a female pilot breaking the blue ceiling, she lived it. Her cockpit confessional has been hailed as “an astounding peek behind the scenes of pilot life.”

"Leaving the Law" Washington Lawyer, September 2005


"Robin Kardon was willing to make major sacrifices to her life as a litigator for a new career as a pilot. She took what ultimately became a 75 percent pay cut and sold her beloved home in a slow market so she could use her equity to help finance the switch."

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