RAAF squadron leader works with British RAF to train aerospace experts

17 April 2018 (Last Updated April 17th, 2018 12:41)

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadron leader Pete Mole has teamed up with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to train an elite group of aerospace experts.

RAAF squadron leader works with British RAF to train aerospace experts
Peter Mole with staff, students and families at the Graduation of No 48 Aerosystems Course, College Hall, RAF Cranwell. Credit: Crown copyright.

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) squadron leader Pete Mole has teamed up with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to train an elite group of aerospace experts.

The training is being provided to the aerospace experts from across the globe to develop the latest and advanced military equipment.

Being an RAAF member and specialist in GPS and navigation, Pete works as part of a UK airforce team and is focused on teaching people from all over the defence sector, both military and civilian, about the complex operations of aerospace technology.

The course offers a detailed understanding of the science behind the technology, in addition to emphasising the importance of its practical use, in order to ensure that the aerospace equipment is functional and can be effectively used to serve its purpose, Pete said.

Pete also said: “We try to demonstrate the very latest practices and developments so that people can compare what’s on offer in the market, and determine the best choice of supplies for their organisation.”

“People can compare what’s on offer in the market, and determine the best choice of supplies for their organisation.”

He serves as an interface between the RAAF and their British counterparts.

Pete added: “Working here as an adopted Brit and representing the RAAF opens a lot of doors with other European countries such as the Danish, French, Estonians, and Latvia – who I wouldn’t be able to build a relationship with if I were based in Australia.

“There’s a huge amount of international co-operation when it comes to purchasing equipment and finding the best way to use them on operations, so every little helps.”

Last year, both the countries entered a partnership to strengthen defence materiel and industry cooperation between them.