Most kids grow up dreaming of becoming a fighter pilot.
The effects of joint-force firepower have made a good impression with the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price during a triservice live-fire demonstration at Lancelin Training Area on November 8.
Students from the Clontarf Academy in Geraldton, Western Australia, were “wide-eyed” when they toured RAAF Base Pearce in early September.
A unique eye and gaze tracking system, using technology developed by the Australian company ‘Seeing Machines’ was installed in No. 79 Squadron’s Hawk 127 Lead-In-Fighter simulator at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.
In an historic moment, No. 79 Squadron’s colours were consecrated for the first time on November 20 at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia, bringing together four chapters in the unit’s 77-year history.
A plaque was unveiled at the Busselton War Memorial on September 9 to honour the four crew members and one passenger who went missing in a RAAF Beaufort Bomber 77 years ago.
No. 79 Squadron has completed two weeks of introductory fighter training at RAAF Base Learmonth for Exercise Western Phoenix.
Perth Wildcats Captain Damian Martin was hosted by No. 79 Squadron’s Introductory Fighter Course trainees at RAAF Base Pearce for a valuable mental skills training session.