Flight Lieutenant Justin Hayter

Flight Lieutenant Justin Hayter grew up in Lismore, NSW and joined the Air Force in 2005. From age six, he was determined to be an Air Force pilot, influenced by his dad who was a keen aerobatic pilot.

Flight Lieutenant Hayter graduated from No. 210 Pilots Course in 2008, and posted to No. 10 Squadron to fly the AP-3C Orion where he deployed on operations around the world conducting various Maritime roles such as Anti-Piracy, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.

In 2014, Flight Lieutenant Hayter began instructional roles when posted to the Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine. His development in aerospace and operational physiology included training at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. This posting involved conducting hypoxia training for aircrew in the hypobaric chamber as well as centrifuge and spatial disorientation training.

In 2017, Flight Lieutenant Hayter completed Flying Instructor Course and began instructing trainee pilots on the Pilatus PC-9/A and PC-21 aircraft at No. 2 Flying Training School.

Since 2021, Flight Lieutenant Hayter has been instructing new Instructors at the Central Flying School. This is Flight Lieutenant Hayter’s third Roulette season.

When not strapped to a Pilatus PC-21, Flight Lieutenant Hayter devotes time to knowing God, loving his faithful wife and four delightful kids, and mentoring others. He enjoys music, and looks forward to one day having more time to write and produce his own.