This edition of the Australian Aviation podcast features an interview with FLTLT John Tauschke from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
In this podcast, FLTLT Tauschke talks about his 27-year career in the RAAF.
The discussion covers being a pilot of VIP jets in 35 SQN, as well as flying the DHC-4 Caribou, the PC-9 and the transition to the PC-21.
FLTLT Tauschke’s most recent role is as a PC-21 instructor at 2FTS and therefore he can reflect on the last magic carpet ride for the PC-9 and what the transition to the new era of training and training aids with the PC-21 means for the RAAF.
Under AIR 5428, the PC-21 will replace both the ageing Pilatus PC-9/A advanced trainer, which has been in service since 1988, and the CT-4B Airtrainer, which has been used for flight screening and basic training.
The first six PC-21s were formally welcomed into service at RAAF Base East Sale in August 2017, while the new Roulettes scheme was first noted on two PC-21s delivered to the RAAF in July 2018.
The photo shows a July 2018 image of an RAAF Pilatus PC-21 HB-HW at Darwin.