This Old Etonian’s “insanely enthusiastic” obsession with flying led him to many an adventure in the RAF, the highest level in competition aerobatics, and the cockpits of some of the world’s finest historic aeroplanes
Join the RAF today and achieve your aim of flying combat aircraft, and your career might see you at the controls of a couple of front-line types, at most. Of course, it wasn’t always like that. In the days of much more substantial squadron strength, many air force pilots went through a great variety of aeroplanes, filling their logbooks with a range of different machines. But even by those standards Tony Haig-Thomas was exceptional. In his RAF days he flew everything he could get his hands on, wherever and whenever he could. It was a very different time.