A Passion for Flying: 8,000 hours of RAF Flying

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The story of Group Captain Tom Eeles who served in the RAF for 44 years and totaled over 8000 hours of flying in twenty-eight different aircraft types. Tom entered RAF College Cranwell in 1961, he gained his RAF wings in 1963.
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Overview

The story of Group Captain Tom Eeles who served in the RAF for 44 years and totaled over 8000 hours of flying in twenty-eight different aircraft types. Tom entered RAF College Cranwell in 1961, he gained his RAF wings in 1963.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844156887
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 4/19/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Prologue     ix
Prelude to Flying - 1942 to 1960     1
Early Days - 1960 to 1963     5
Advanced Flying Training and Operational Conversion - 1963 to 1964     15
The First Tour - 1964 to 1966     24
The Fleet Air Arm - 1966 to 1968     38
Learning to Teach - 1968 to 1969     56
Teaching on the Buccaneer - 1969 to 1972     60
No. 12 Squadron - 1972 to 1975     69
Hunters in Wales - 1975 to 1976     77
Chief Flying Instructor, Staff College and Strike Command - 1976 to 1982     84
Hawk, Jetstream and (Again) Buccaneer - 1982 to 1987     92
CFS Examining Wing, Brampton and Linton-on-Ouse - 1987 to 1994     102
MoD, 5 Air Experience Flight and Cambridge University Air Squadron - 1994 to 2004     115
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly     123
Record of Service     126
Pilot Qualifications, Military Aircraft     128
Flying Hours     130
Civilian Aircraft Flown as First Pilot     131
Flying the Buccaneer, a Pilot's Perspective     132
Acronyms     140
Index     143
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