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Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:09 pm
by Tinwolf
Hello all

Paul here a.k.a Tinwolf.
I was in the Royal Air Force for 23 years (1977 to 2000) as an air traffic controller which is where I got my interest in "classic" aircraft from (but they weren`t classic when I was playing with them).
1977 - 1979 RAF Coningsby operating F-4M
1979 - 1982 RAF Boulmer, Border radar
1982 - 1987 RAF Cranwell operating Jet Provosts (yawn)
1987 - 1989 RAF Leeming During transition from being a closed station to operating Tornado F-3, interesting times.
1989 - 1991 RAF Finningley operating Dominie, Jetstream, JP, Hawk, Bulldog and many other aircraft during air shows.
1991 - 1992 Airport camp Belize, Butcher radar, Harriers
1992 - 1995 back to good old RAF Finningley `til it closed :(
1995 - 1998 RAF West Drayton London Air Traffic Control Centre
1998 - 2000 RAF Waddington operating E-3, Nimrod, various fast jets from different countries deployed to Waddington to operate in the ACMI range in the North sea.

I mainly love cold war era jets, particularly Soviet aircraft and I look forward to chatting with like minded people

Re: Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:24 pm
by Dougs
wow :-o welcome to iconic Tinwolf :ymapplause:

Re: Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:45 pm
by 34053
Hello Tinwolf and Welcome to IA. (Quite an impressive 'CV' :ymapplause: ).

PW

Re: Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:47 pm
by Jigsaw
Welcome aboard :)

Re: Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:49 am
by Mayfly
Welcome.

I was at Cranwell '85 - '89 on JPs!!! Cracking little a/c for what they are... ;)

Re: Ex RAF chap

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:53 am
by Tinwolf
Constant thrust, variable noise.

I guess they were good little planes looking back and I had some good flights in them but they were bl**dy annoying things at the time.

I spent a lot of my time at Cranwell in the runway control caravan, sat next to the threshold where I could check over the aircraft before they took off. A great place to be when we had visiting aircraft through, Vulcans, Phantoms, F-111s, Lightnings, A-10s you name it. They relieved the boredom of checking over another JP to see what the student had forgotten to select, turn on, close etc.