AIR CLASSICS magazine, November 2014, Vol. 50/No.11 "Flying in our 49th State can be hazardous to one’s health and this is made abundantly clear in Broken Wings...There are lessons to be learned from each accident and the aircraft are well illustrated." "GOOD, SOLID WORK"
Aircraft Wreckswebsite,www.aircraftwrecks.com "Books about Alaska have always intrigued me, especially when aircraft crashes are involved...The extensive use of maps, charts, and photos adds to the readers interest and enjoyment."
TRANSOCEAN AIR LINES Newsletter,TALOA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, August 2014 "Broken Wings reveals the tragedy of Alaska civil aviation from early bush pilots to modern jetliners, providing a unique perspective on the technology and human factors involved in aircraft mishaps. Written with expert analysis of aircraft operations, pilot procedures, weather phenomenon and aviation systems, the thirty stories detail major flying disasters in the Last Frontier, including some of the deadliest air crashes in United States history...The progression of unfortunate accidents and often unforeseen consequences offers a historical perspective on the development of aviation, and is an instructive example of failures with even the finest technology, modern aircraft and the experienced pilots who fly them. The plethora of information not only provides a rare glimpse of aviation history, but serves as a valuable reference for what can and will go wrong, even in the best of circumstances."
Anchorage Daily News "...a fascinating history of Alaska aviation, encompassing numerous civil aircraft disasters over a period of 70 seventy years. Derived from official accident reports, newspaper accounts, magazine articles and years of research, the author draws the reader into the true stories of aviation tragedy..."
Ketchikan Daily News "Each accident carries its own cautionary tale of things to avoid while flying..."Broken Wings" is a sobering reminder that aviation is a marvelous thing, but things sometimes go fatally wrong."
Wrangell Sentinel "Broken Wings is an engrossing history of Alaska aviation...Liefer recounts true stories of aviation tragedy, of which Alaska has its generous share. Included in the book are detailed maps and black and white historical photos."