Students from the Clontarf Academy in Geraldton, Western Australia, were “wide-eyed” when they toured RAAF Base Pearce in early September.
Students from the No. 262 PC-21 Australian Defence Force Pilots Course received their wings and graduated from No. 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Base Pearce on August 13.
No. 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Base Pearce graduated its first pilots of Air Force’s centenary year earlier this month with a thrilling aerobatic display, formal parade and two PC-21 flypasts culminating in the signature bomb-burst formation.
Completing high school in Sydney in 2009, and then studying a Bachelor of Aviation and completing a commercial pilots licence has paid off handsomely for John Lewin.
The number of blood donations from pilots at No. 2 Flying Training School has taken off thanks to a break in flying commitments offered by a safety day.
In a milestone for Air Force, the first group of pilots to conduct pilot training in the PC-21 aircraft received their ‘wings’ from Reviewing Officer Commodore (retd) Brett Dowsing, in a No. 2 Flying Training School graduation ceremony held earlier this month at RAAF Base Pearce.