Jim Hobbs

We have just been notified by his widow Cathy that  Jim Hobbs lost his battle with Cancer in January last year, aged 59 with apologies over the late notification.

Jim (James) did his training in 1972 to 1974 and then joined RAF Lyneham flying Lockheed C130 Hercules in February 1974. He served with XXIV, (February 1974 to November 1975 and again in 1977 and 1978), LXX Squadrons and 47 Sqn Special Forces Flt. Also Central Flying School and Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment RAF Boscombe Down and spent 1985-6 at HQ 1 Group. Between 1986 and completing his contract in 1989 he was stationed at RAF Brize Norton on Lockheed LI 011-500 Tri-Star operations and as Squadron QFI and Development officer. He joined Cathay Pacific in 1987 until 2009.

He Was immensely proud of serving with XXVI and he always had his memento of’ Hit the floor -it’s 24′ on his desk.


2 Responses to “Jim Hobbs”

  1. steve lang Says:

    I have just come across this site and the first I see is Dear Jim passed away. I knew him during my FTS and again in CX. Shocked and saddened, but pleased I knew him. Always great fun. I spent part of my 40th birthday p***’d as a parrot wizzing round HKG in his TVR. RIP Jim

  2. Rob Bailey Says:

    So very sorry to learn of Jim’s illness. He was my co-pilot during my first Herc OCU at Thorney Island in the early 70s and last flew with him about 7 years ago when he was a captain with Cathy Pacific on a flight back to HK. His landings never did get any better! Will share a cold beer with you Jim when next we meet – it’s your round. RIP Jim

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