"Read this. Courage, honour, dedication. I cannot convey my admiration for Covey 221 properly in words. The phrase "Big Brass Ones" was invented for this man and those like him. This book is brilliant."
"One of the finest accounts of modern air combat you will ever read. Sharkey Ward brings you into the fight in the cockpit of one of the most undervalued but invaluable assets in the Fleet Air Arm. If you want an objective view on the RAF's participation in the Falklands conflict (the Black Buck raids to be specific) the, Commander Ward puts their value in crystal clear context!"
"I read this in a day, well a long haul flight to Tokyo. I couldn't have had better company. This is an amazing book. The very definition of a page turner. Honest, funny, gritty and exhilarating. The section dealing with the attempted rescue of the Royal Marine at the end is simply unreal. Big Brass Ones all round and the best book I've read this year."
"This book I can only describe as magical. To be given insight into one of the most amazing programs undertaken in military history is nothing short of a rare treat. These guys had one of the best jobs in flying, period. What they did was amazing. The maitainers, my hats off to them, the things they had to do to keep them flying. Simply incredible. Read it in less than 2 days."
"Alright this doesn't quite beat Chickenhawk but comes oh so close. A white knuckle ride alongside Tom Johnson in the skies of Vietnam. The first few chapters of this book had my heart pumping as I read them. A fabulous read. Recommended to anyone with an interest in helicopters, war, flying, guts, sheer will and determination. Awesome."