"Leary has done more than merely narrate history; has provided the reader with an intimate appreciation for the pulse-tingling experiences of the pilots in flight operations and given incisive treatment to the difficulties facing management. . . . The author has richly earned the gratitude of all scholars by his skillful narration of an important chapter of aviation history."
—Technology and Culture
"Leary's depiction of the exceedingly primitive conditions in China gives one a fascinating glimpse of the triumphs and horrors of early aviation."
—Pacific Historical Review