Wm Turbo Tarling

TURBO'S TOTAL FLYING HOURS

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

 

Speed Brakes

The CF-100 was never flown with speed brakes extended during the final turn or approach to the runway because of the high sink-rate or premature stall that inevitably resulted. There had been a tragic fatal accident when a CF-100 crashed on final approach - the cause was improper use of speed brakes



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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.



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