My flights in Victor XA932 flying log summary - Tony Cunnane's Autobiography

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My flights in Victor XA932 flying log summary

Here for those of my readers who like aircraft stats, is a list of the 31 flights I made in Victor XA932, the aircraft that made a record-breaking flight from UK to Malta, several years before I became a pilot..
214 Sqn flying
1.   22 Apr 71, 5.05hrs, AAR formation training (Captain Longhurst)
2.   27 Apr 71, 4.00hrs, passed 22,000lbs to 5 Sqn Lightnings
3.   07 May 71, 3.00hrs, passed 24,000lbs to Wattisham Lightnings
4.   13 Jul 71, 4.00hrs, navigation exercise
5.   16 Feb 72, 4.35hrs,Saxa Vord radar trial with Leuchars Lightnings
6.   01 Mar 72, 2.25hrs night, Leuchars TACEVAL
7.   28 Mar 72, 3.35hrs, right hand seat check on me (Captain Gausden)
8.   12 Apr 72, 5.10hrs, Marham-Akrotiri, 5 Sqn Lightnings
9.   13 Apr 72, 4.40hr, Akrotiri-Marham transit
10. 10 May 72, 4.25hrs day/night, Marham-Akrotiri transit
11. 12 May 72, 5.25hrs day/night, Akrotiri-Marham, 5 Sqn Lightnings
12. 24 Jul 72, 0.15hrs night, night currency check on me
13. 30 Aug 72, 3.30hrs, Ex Mick (Strike Command)
14. 20 Sep 72, 2.05hrs, Ex Strong Express, aborted - cabin stuck in full cold!!
15. 03 Oct 72, 3.40hrs, My QFI check - partially completed (Captain Pringle)
16. 23 Jan 73, 0.45hrs night, co-pilot (Tuxford) night training
17. 03 Apr 73, 3.20hrs, JMC167 (maritime ex)
18. 05 Apr 73, 3.10hrs, Lightning CAP exercise
19. 10 Apr 73, 1.40hrs, night currency, practice div Leeming
20. 10 Apr 73, 0.10hrs, my right hand seat currency
21. 22 May 73, 3.00hrs, RAF Germany towline
VSU flying
22.  11 Aug 75, 3.35hrs day/night, Final Handling Check and IRT on Banfield
23.  12 Aug 75, 0.45hrs night, complete previous day's sortie
24.  24 Nov 75, 3.15hrs, co-pilot training (Druitt)
25.  25 Nov 75, 2.35hrs day/night, AARI check on Lomas
26.  26 Nov 75, 2.40hrs, crew check on 214 Sqn crew
27.  13 Jan 76, 3.30hrs day/night, co-pilot (Wallace) training
28.  30 Jan 76, 2.50hrs, co-pilot training (Hair), circuits at Manston
29.  16 Feb 76, 2.45hrs, co-pilot (Stevens) training, landed St Mawgan
30.  16 Feb 76, 0.50hrs night, co-pilot (Stevens) training - return Marham
31.  26 Apr 76, 3.10hrs, part IRT on Barraclough, practice div Prestwick
Below: One flight in XA932 that I did not take part in - but I do have one of  the first day covers:


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