It’s no secret that a mutual interest in all things high tech and high speed is something Royal Australian Air Force pilots and Formula 1® drivers share. This common passion will be put on thrilling display at the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, with exhilarating aerial displays planned by military aircraft; courtesy of the Royal Australian Air Force.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet is primed to excite crowds with an aerial display showcasing its capabilities. One of the Air Force’s fleet of high tech aircraft, the Super Hornet can reach speeds of more than 1000km/h. While the view from ground will be spectacular, the view from the Pilot’s front seat and the Air Combat Officer’s rear seat is something to behold. The great news is that the Air Force is actively searching for candidates to apply for both roles.
Similar to F1® drivers, Royal Australian Air Force aircrew are supported by highly skilled technicians and ground crew. It is the collective efforts of the entire team that determine success both on the ground and in the air. The jobs on offer in the Air Force are as diverse as the people they employ, ranging across roles including aircrew, engineering, technical trades, logistics, security, air traffic control and health.
Leading technology is also a common feature of both pursuits, and the Air Force is currently in one of its largest aircraft fleet replacement programs. The F-35A Lightning II, EA-18G Growler, KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport, C-27J Spartan and P-8A Poseidon aircraft will transform our Air Force into the first Fifth-Generation Air Force in the world. It is an exciting future for the Air Force and one you could be part of.
So if you have a passion for technology and the ambition to achieve, the Air Force could be the perfect place to realise your aspirations. To find out about the full range of jobs in the Air Force visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce. Or if you just want to find out more about our Air Force visit www.airforce.gov.au
Don’t forget to look skywards at the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.