Flight Lieutenant Ben Hepworth from the Roulettes of Central Flying School, team of 2022.
Flight Lieutenant Ben Hepworth, 31, grew up in Hobart, Tasmania and began flying at age of 16. He began his Air Force career in 2009 and graduated flying training on 222 Pilots Course in 2011. On completion of pilot’s course he was posted to No.10 Squadron in SA, where he flew the AP-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. During this time he was involved in various exercises and regional operations, including the search for MH-370.
Ben completed Flying Instructors Course in 2016 and instructed the basic pilot’s course in Tamworth, NSW, flying the CT4B and at No. 1 Flying Training School on the Pilatus PC-21. He was posted to Central Flying School in 2020 and joined the Roulettes in 2021. This is Ben’s third season with the Roulettes.
Ben has over 3,400 hours of military flying time. While not at work Ben enjoys spending time with his fiancé, young son and three dogs as well as all things Formula 1.