White African Slave
White African Slave, part two ‘Just One More Tour’…continues the story of South African, Katherine Stewart’s determined mission to become an airline pilot, fighting racism and sexism every step of the way in post-apartheid South Africa. More
White African Slave, part two ‘Just One More Tour’…continues the story of South African, Katherine Stewart’s determined mission to become an airline pilot, fighting racism and sexism every step of the way in post-apartheid South Africa.
Leaving her home and husband behind once more, she heads back to West Africa to fly single engine Fedex cargo planes over the jungle at night from one unstable, civil war ravaged country to the next, her determination strengthened by the assurances of the Colonel in charge of the South African Police Air Wing that she will be offered a position on her return and this will be her last mission into the Black Hole of Africa.
Events don’t unfold as expected though, as a new civil war, nefarious mining outfits, diamond smugglers and the clandestine past activities of some of her ex-military fellow air crew, combine with further corrupt and nepotistic influences back in South Africa to totally redirect her planned career path even as she receives an invitation to begin the notoriously gruelling South African Airways recruitment process.
About the author:
Mike McDougall was born in the UK, and is a professional helicopter pilot and instructor, with a variety of past careers including life guard, farm and construction labourer, house painter, marketing analyst, IT project manager and TV producer.
In 1995, with a friend, he drove a Land Rover from England to Cape Town where he met his future wife, raising tens of thousands of dollars for charity and forming a lifelong bond with Africa in the process.
Whilst his conventional employment roles took him all over the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan, his work as a pilot on humanitarian missions involved working in Sumatra in response to the tsunami (featuring on SA TV show ‘Carte Blanche’), then the Pakistan earthquake and in support of Provincial Redevelopment Programmes in Afghanistan. He also flew for the South African National Antarctic Expedition in 2012/13.
White African Slave and Just One More Tour were largely written while on deployment for the UN, providing search and rescue services for peace keeping operations in Sudan, at the end of the civil war.
Mike wrote the books in response to so many people asking why his wife did not walk into a job at South African Airways under the new government’s controversial Affirmative Action policies and to highlight the fact that a white female faces arguably the most prejudice and the most difficult journey of all would-be commercial airline pilots in South Africa.
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