Grace Lutheran students take to the skies with the RAAF Simulator

Sixteen Year 12 students from Grace Lutheran College (11 girls and 5 boys), who had shown an interest in a career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), were selected to take attend an Air Force Simulator Experience recently. The day was organised by the Women in Defence Team and Defence Force Recruiting Brisbane.

The unique opportunity, held over three days, allowed students to have a go at the 737 simulator and other activities while talking to current serving Air Force personnel about possible career paths.

Representatives from a wide range of aviation careers were present to chat to the students, including Pilot, Joint Battle Aerospace Controller (ATC), Air Combat Officer, Crew Attendant, and Loadmaster.

The students had an excellent day, enjoying all the simulations, suiting up as aviators for the day, getting hands-on experience with all the activities, and learning a lot about aviation.

The day also dispelled a few myths about women in the Defence Force for the girls attending, with several students showing further interest in the range of careers in the ADF, and two students entering the recruiting pipeline.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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