Roulette Two

Flight Lieutenant Ben Ness

Flight Lieutenant Ben Ness grew up in Canberra and began flying at the age of 18. Following graduation from Air Force flying training in 2004 as part of 197 Pilot Course, he was posted to No. 36 Squadron to fly the C-130H Hercules. Shortly after, in 2007 Ben conducted pilot training overseas with the United States Air Force and subsequently returned to No. 36 Squadron to fly the C-17/A Globemaster.

Ben graduated as a Flying Instructor in 2010 and went on to teach students at No.2 Flying Training School in Perth on the PC-9/A. In 2013 he returned to No. 36 Squadron to conduct flying instruction on the C-17/A Globemaster and during this time was involved in many exercises and operations around the world.

In 2020 Ben was posted to Central Flying School where he has taught flying instructor training on the PC-21. He has over 4000 military flying hours and this will be his second season in the Roulette team.

Outside of work Ben enjoys fishing, diving, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.