"Jim Ellis came a long way—from the son of poor Alabama sharecroppers during the Great Depression to an Air Force officer and fighter pilot. He uses his real-life experiences as the backbone of his new book…The story is a tightly-written narrative that follows Ellis through a childhood of picking cotton, bass fishing and hunting quail through Air Force training to flying fighter jets in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Ellis writes in an engaging style, using descriptive language…the sheer joy he experiences while flying clearly comes through, whether he’s flying lead or off the wing of a good fighter pilot. Ellis obviously loves to fly."
-- Sequim Gazette, Leif Nesheim, 12/21/05