The author--a former journalist and an RCAF Sabre pilot during the Cold War--highlights the significance of events in Canadian civil and military aviation history, from McCurdy's first flight to Canada's participation with NASA, by focussing on individuals whose courage and ingenuity he clearly admires. (Nothing brings home the reality of WWI air battles like the story of Alan McLeod, an eighteen year old Victoria Cross recipient from Stonewall, MB.) The book is part memoir--in fact the author's own experiences, woven throughout, are some of the strongest sections. Most of the information here wasn't taught when I was in school, so I was glad to have some important missing pieces of history filled in.
Well-written; lots of black and white photos provide helpful illustration.