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Read Review by Robert L. Taylor, President, Antique Airplane Association, Inc.
Read Review by John Eney, Manager, Chesapeake Ranch Airport, Maryland
Read Review by H.G. Frautschy, Editor, Vintage Airplane, Vol. 39, No. 11,
Read Review by Donna Crane-Bailey, 99 News - October/November/December - 2011
“Great read! Made me feel like I was at the airport where I could smell the fresh cut grass, aviation fuel, and the aroma of the wood and fabric. Each story introduced me to another fan of Antique and Classic aviation, who has taken their passion to another level. In the process, history is being made or preserved for others to enjoy.” – Joe Swithin, EAA & VAA Member, Morris, Illinois
“Reading Tales of Timeless Wings is like taking a trip through history, with lovers of aircraft as your guides. It should be of interest to all lovers of aviation history!” – Eleanor Mills, Editor, Short Wing Piper News, Missouri
“Sparky has a way with telling stories based on interviews and acquaintances that is truly riveting. It is a good thing that each chapter of Tales of Timeless Wings stands on its own, or else I wouldn’t have been able to put the book down until I had finished it.” – Tom Auerbach, PCABC Newsletter Editor and Mooney owner/pilot, Oklahoma
“For an audience of airplane people, Sparky has nailed it by managing to focus on both the pilots and airplanes without overwhelming the reader with minute detail. Tales of Timeless Wings is a very well-written book that contributes to the history of modern aviation by telling the stories of people whose flying careers and aviation projects span many years.” — Charles H. Stites, Aviation Photographer and Writer, North Carolina
“Tales of Timeless Wings offers the reader another perspective of the never ending pioneers and gladiators who still exist even today, challenging the sky in their own magnificent flying machines. What a wonderful book … I loved reading about [one of the pilot’s] harrowing adventures--I loved every paragraph! I will also spend weeks just looking at all the photos of the planes I have wanted to build and some I have.” – Daniel H. Stockwell, Model Airplane Builder, Nevada
“These vintage airplane family legacies, generations from private to professional pilots with the desire to keep history alive through restoration and flight, make for great reading. Sparky Barnes Sargent has found a gold mine of subject matter for Tales of Timeless Wings. I found the stories particularly inspiring as we embark on our next project, a 1936 Luscombe Phantom from the Golden Age of Aviation.” – Andrea Eldridge, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Assistant Editor Warbird Digest Magazine, California