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John reaches 1,000 hours flying time
6:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
AN aircraft engineer who has served with the Royal Navy for 42 years has reached his 1000th flying hour in a helicopter at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton.
John Turuta, 61, an aircraft engineer on Royal Navy Lynx helicopters takes to the skies with the pilots to give expert engineering advice.
Reaching 1,000 hours is a significant milestone in an aviator’s career and he is now the most experienced of all ‘Flying Maintainers’ in the Navy.