SQUADRON LEADER JAMIE BRADEN
Squadron Leader Jamie Braden, 42, grew up in the Yarra Valley in Victoria and began flying when he was 16 years old. After completing High School, Jamie worked with AirServices Australia for two years before joining the Air Force as a pilot in 1999. Following his graduation from Pilots’ Course in 2001 Jamie flew the C-130J Hercules and was involved in various exercises and operations within Australia and abroad.
In 2006 Jamie graduated as a Qualified Flying Instructor before instructing on the PC9/A at No. 2 Flying Training School in Perth. In 2008 Jamie was posted to Central Flying School where he began training flying instructors before joining the Roulettes where he performed for three seasons as Roulette 2, 6 and Roulette 5.
In 2014 Jamie was posted to Laverton where he was involved in the selection of the PC-21 aircraft as the replacement for the PC-9 and CT-4 training aircraft. Jamie was posted back to CFS in 2016 and was one of the first RAAF pilots converted onto the PC-21 aircraft in Switzerland. Jamie has over 5000 hours flying time, with this being his seventh season with the Roulettes and fourth season as Roulette Leader.
Away from work Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and being involved in the local community and various sporting associations including Australian Rules Football and cricket.