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Year 10 Aerospace Excursion RAAF Base Amberley

On Tuesday 20th March, sixteen year 10 Aerospace students accompanied by teachers Mr Doyle and Mr Taylor travelled down to the RAAF base, Amberley. Students had just completed a 4-week course in air traffic control so they were thrilled to be granted entry into the traffic control tower and watch and listen as the controllers brought a huge C-17 cargo plane in to land. They also went into the approach centre and looked at the radar screens whilst having military personnel talk them through how it all works.
Next up students visited the pilot training areas, including a 40 million dollar flight simulator and a replica of the C17 cargo plane where the military practice loading on cargo such as trucks, tanks and even helicopters.
During the visit to the heritage museum, students could see the progression in military aviation technology and were able to check out the cockpits of many of the earlier planes including the recently decommissioned F1-11.
 After existing the compound, we pulled the bus

over and watched as the FA-18 Super Hornets took off for their afternoon flights.
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