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Praise for Bent Props & Blow Pots

"...I have never read a better book about what it was really like to be a mechanic and to fly with legends of Canadian aviation history - I could not put it down - the stories were wonderfully told, full of accurate detail and great humor."
-Denny May, Canadian Aviation Historical Society

"...Now in his 90's, Rex writes an excellent story. A trip to Inuvik with mail stops en route, keeps you wondering when the next crash, or rough landing will happen, and what ingenious repairs will entail."
-Tom Lymbery, Mainstreet

"...Terpening, who has always been as fascinated by photography as by aviation, had the foresight to take a folding Kodak box camera along on those runs. He snapped pictures of the great pilots he flew with, the hardy little planes with their bent props, and the legendary Northerners he met. Keeping a pencil handy, he also filled a series of pocket notebooks with details of each photo, but he modestly stops short of calling this record a journal."
-Rebecca Wigod, Vancouver Sun

"...Part aviation history, part history of the North. Good to read where it is nice and warm."
-Annie Boulanger, Burnaby NOW

"...Terpening is one of the last of the air engineers who flew with the bush pilots and shared the hazards they faced. Now in his 90s he writes with the insight gained from a lifetime in aviation."
-Edgar Dunning, Delta Optimist