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.
As part of this year’s Air Force centenary celebrations, RAAF Base Pearce opened its gates the next generation of aviators and those who have served before.
Three young aviation enthusiasts have a enjoyed a weekend of Air Force activities courtesy of the City of Albany.
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.
After 38 years of service in the Air Force, Warrant Officer Jen Riches put down her pace stick on December 4 and said she was looking forward to long walks on the beach in retirement.
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.
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.