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Army to Showcase Aviation Careers to South East Queensland School Students

- For more informatio­n contact Defence Force Recruiting, Toowoomba on 07 4634 0991.

To promote ADF Aviation careers to the students, the Army Aviation Training Centre (AAvnTC), Oakey and Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) are hosting ‘Fly Army Aviation Careers Day’ in Queens Park on Tuesday 27th August. The careers day will showcase the variety of exciting and rewarding aviation careers available in the Army Aviation Corps. Senior Military Recruiting Officer, DFR Toowoomba, Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Mark Lowndes said the career day is designed to expose Senior School Students and their Career Councillor­s to the variety of aviation careers in the Army. “With the support of the AAvnTC the students will get an in-depth exposure to what’s on offer. AAvnTC’s aim is the instructio­n of Pilot, Loadmaster, and Ground crewmen courses, as well as the training of Aircraft Technician­s for employment within Army aviation. This is a rare opportunit­y to see a large portion of the Army’s aviation careers options on show and to understand the training, avenues of entry and recruitmen­t process.” Army helicopter­s including the ARH Tiger, MRH-90, Blackhawk and Kiowa; along with maintenanc­e and logistic assets, will be on display together with Officers and Soldiers of AAvnTC and DFR to talk to students about their roles, careers and jobs available. WO2 Lowndes said while other areas of civilian aviation employment might be slow, the Australian Defence Force is actively recruiting “We have a number of positions to fill in Army aviation and Navy and Air Force over the next 6 to 12 months. Roles such as Pilots, Engineer’s, Avionic and Aircraft Technician­s, and Armament Fitters. The roles are not just open to men. In fact every position within Army Aviation is open to women. They make a significan­t contributi­on to Army aviation capability and we want more female applicants for the roles we are recruiting for.” Fly Army Aviation Careers Days will be held in Queens Park, Tuesday 27th August from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Members of the general public interested in Aviation careers in the ADF are welcome.

 ??  ?? Australian Army Pilot Captain Gary Whitehead, 1st Aviation Regiment with the ARH Tiger.
Australian Army Pilot Captain Gary Whitehead, 1st Aviation Regiment with the ARH Tiger.
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