Exercise Aces North 06 is the culmination of the Fighter Combat Instructor (FCI) course which trains select aircrew (pilots and navigators) Fighter Combat Instructors, Air Defence Fighter Combat Controllers and Intelligence Officers in the skills necessary for Fighter Aircraft and Air Defence operations in complex war-like scenarios. For the participating aircrew, it is essentially the Royal Australian Air Force’s equivalent to the coveted US Navy “Top Gun” course.
The exercise will be conducted from both Royal Australian Air Force Bases Darwin and Tindal (near Katherine) between 12 May 06 and 17 Jun 06 and will include operations at Delamere Air Weapons Range.
Flying Officer Donna Thomson, Logistics Officer, from No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, RAAF Williamtown, at RAAF Tindal as part of Aces North 06.
An F-111 from No. 6 Squadron, RAAF Amberley, departs on a mission as part of Ex Aces North 06 at RAAF Tindal.
Source: Royal Australian Air Forces (RAAF)
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