Tag: Skyflash

That time a RAF Phantom shot down a RAF Jaguar: the unknown story of the British Phantom's only air-to-air kill
"May I ask, sir, how far behind the Phantoms?" interjected John. "Oh...not too far," the commanding officer said hesitatingly. "At the airspeeds you were flying, the Skyflash was less than five seconds from your position." The following article contains excerpts from the story titled Mixed Messages appeared in Richard Pike’s book Phantom Boys Volume 2. In the crush, a hand plucked at...
Phantom Girl!: the story of Penny Wild, the fighter controller who became the RAF's only female Phantom driver
Penny Wild found the lightness of the hydraulically-operated controls to be a little unnerving at first but soon, when the two aircraft split for practice interceptions, she was exhilarated to think that this was no dream but that, yes, here she was in real life actually handling the potent, famous Phantom... The following article contains excerpts from the story titled Fighter...