Commanding Officer No. 383 Squadron Wing Commander Alan Brown on September 30 was presented an artwork painted for the squadron by Kailin Kyle.
It was watching videos of military flying that first piqued the interest of a young Lieutenant Jaime Spragge, who went on to qualify as a CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilot and earlier this year reached 500 flying hours.
Participants in the Indigenous Youth Program (IYP) visited RAAF Base Townsville from September 20-22 to experience Air Force life and possible career options.
A crystal ball won’t help predict the weather, but a good meteorologist can, as well as make all the difference in planning military air operations, particularly in tropical north-east Queensland.
RAAF Base Townsville’s Sergeant Tory Tipler, of No.2 Security Forces Squadron, has been awarded the annual Mayor’s award for the most outstanding Royal Australian Air Force member.
Exercise Talisman Sabre is Australia’s largest and most important bilateral exercise with the United States, and our two nation’s P-8A Poseidon crews are making the most of working together at RAAF Base Townsville.
Captain David Fileman is an Army helicopter pilot working in an Air Force squadron and deployed on the multi-national Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21).
Australia’s largest bilateral military exercise has put thousands of boots on Townsville ground, but up in the skies above Castle Hill, military aircraft operations are ramping up too.
There was excitement on the faces of 10 Defence Force Recruiting candidates as they walked through the hot exhaust and into the rear of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter for a flight over Townsville.