Vandal joined the YS forums in 2007, originally as rawfodog on applying to join CVW-171 in late 2008 he changed his username to Vandal one of the official call signs used by his favourite RAF Squadron 627Sqn. His squad career got off to a slow start due to the long training process of CVW-171. After completing training he took command of VFA-72 and quickly raised to the rank of Rear Admiral Lower Half. In mid 2010, Vandal, being the 3rd highest raked officer of the 171st, took the position of acting XO while Iceman took extending leave from all things YS to deal with real work issues. In his time in the 171st he has shown to be a more than capable ground attack and anti-shipping pilot, with most his missions being flown in the slow but heavily armed Su-25UBP Frogfoot. His favourite weapons are the SU-25's guns and rockets, he uses these with great ease to destroy ground objects and ships, he is able to hit ships from far away with rockets and create a 'valley of fire' with the gun on the SU-25 using the rudder to cover a large area with tank killing rounds.
Close associates within the YS community include halberdier25, Iceman, Bombcat, Seraphim, Animal, Sentinel182, Shutter, Scarecrow, Gunny and the entire 171st. He supports the 323rd CAW
Outside of YSFlight Vandal's interests include Formula one, Racing games, Rugby, air shows, military Aviation, military history, military vehicles, military weaponry
He is also training to be an Electrician