Wm Turbo Tarling


12,956 Hours

Captain Tarling retired from the Canadian Forces in 1982 when he reached Compulsory Retirement Age.

In his air force career he amassed 11,645 flying hours in 50 different types of aircraft, including 28 jets in the RCAF/CF

Turbo's Hangar


Scramble! - 428 Ghost Squadron

In September & October 1957, 410 Cougar and 428 Ghost Squadrons in Ottawa were tasked with alert duties at Ernest Harmon Air Force Base, Stephenville, Newfoundland while the resident USAF 61st FIS replaced their aging F-89 Scorpions with delta-wing F-102 Daggers. I was a new pilot on the Ghost squadron.



T-33 In April 2002 the T-33 Silver Star was retired after more than 50 years of stellar service to the RCAF and the Canadian Forces. Of the thousands of pilots who flew the T-Bird over the years, few are as familiar with the aircraft as "Turbo" Tarling who shares his fond memories of the great aircraft.




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