AA Podcast: RAAF FLLT John Tauschke

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This edition of the Australian Aviation podcast features {an interview|a job interview} with FLLT John Tauschke from the Royal Australian {Air Force|Usaf|Naval pilot} (RAAF).

{In this|With this|Within this} podcast, FLLT Tauschke {talks about|discusses|covers} his 27-year career {in the|within the|inside the} RAAF.

{The discussion|The topic} 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 .

FLLT Tauschke’ s most recent role is as a PC-21 instructor at 2FTS and therefore he can reflect on {the last|the final|the very last} magic carpet ride {for the|for that|for your} PC-9 and what the transition to the new era {of training|to train} and training aids {with the|using the|with all 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|that can be} in service since 1988, {and the|as well as the|plus the} CT-4B Airtrainer, which has been {used for|utilized for|useful for} flight screening and basic training.

{The first|The very first|The initial} 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 .

A July 2018 file {image of|picture of} a Royal Australian {Air Force|Usaf|Naval pilot} (RAAF) Pilatus PC-21 HB-HWS at Darwin. (Sid Mitchell)

Air to air formation practice with a pair of PC-9 aircraft. (Defence)

Air to air formation practice with {a pair of|a set of|a couple of} PC-9 aircraft. (Defence)

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