RAAF Base Pearce – visit to 2 Flying Training School and No. 247 Pilots Course graduation

Pilots from 247 Pilots Course, on parade at their graduation ceremony, RAAF Pearce - Fri 9 June 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Pilots from 247 Pilots Course, on parade at their graduation ceremony, RAAF Pearce – Fri 9 June 2017. Photo © David Eyre
'Diamond Nine' formation of Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2 FTS), RAAF, at RAAF Pearce - Fri 9 June 2017. Flypast over the graduation ceremony for No.247 Pilots Course. Leading the formation is A23-041; followed by A23-019 (left) and A23-009 (right); then A23-010 (left), A23-053 (centre) and A23-047 (right).; A23-015 (left) and A23-008 (right), then A23-040 at the rear. Photo © David Eyre
‘Diamond Nine’ formation of Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft of 2 Flying Training School (2 FTS), RAAF, at RAAF Pearce – Fri 9 June 2017.
Flypast over the graduation ceremony for No.247 Pilots Course. Leading the formation is A23-041; followed by A23-019 (left) and A23-009 (right); then A23-010 (left), A23-053 (centre) and A23-047 (right).; A23-015 (left) and A23-008 (right), then A23-040 at the rear. Photo © David Eyre
Diamond Four formation of BAE Systems Hawk 127 aircraft of 79 Squadron, at RAAF Pearce - Friday 9 June 2017. Flypast over the graduation ceremony for No.247 Pilots Course. In the formation are A27-18 (leading the formation), A27-23 (left), A27-07 (right) and A27-21 (at the rear). Photo © David Eyre
Diamond Four formation of BAE Systems Hawk 127 aircraft of 79 Squadron, at RAAF Pearce – Friday 9 June 2017.
Flypast over the graduation ceremony for No.247 Pilots Course. In the formation are A27-18 (leading the formation), A27-23 (left), A27-07 (right) and A27-21 (at the rear). Photo © David Eyre

9 June 2017 © David Eyre

The author was invited to visit Number 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth, Western Australia, to witness the graduation ceremony for pilots from Number 247 Pilots Course.

See the article and photos in our Aircraft Photos section.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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