Glamour in the Skies author lands at Sunshine Coast Libraries
  • Friday 10 September 2010

Libbie Escolme-Schmidt, author of Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess will be touching down at Caloundra Library on Tuesday 28 September at 10:30am.

Sunshine Coast Libraries are pleased to host Libbie as she takes visitors on a fun, frank and factual journey through the four decades of civil aviation from 1936 to 1980, when the golden age was over! From the perspective of the one who knows best... the stewardess.

During this period flying evolved from a potentially dangerous adventure to a remarkably safe and comfortable means of international travel, and through it all the air hostesses were there. Their experiences ranged from administering oxygen to passengers flying over the Andes to serving French champagne on Concorde, and the anecdotes are full of humour as they cover training, first flights, sexual discrimination and harassment, disasters, passengers, glamorous stopovers and other temptations.

Attendance is free, however bookings are essential. For booking enquiries, please contact the Caloundra Library on 5499 5444.

About the author

Libbie has had a multifaceted career. Awarded the Order of Australia for her commitment to developing people in Australia, she started out as a teacher, working in Papua New Guinea. She then joined British Airlines, where she was promoted from In Flight service to the training and management division. She has written several publications and contributed to tertiary education material, as well as being nominated for various awards, including the BHP Pursuit of Excellence and New Woman’s 100 most spirited women of Australia. She lives in Toowong, Australia.

Further information about the author can be found at