FLTLT DARREN WONG
FLTLT Darren Wong grew up on the Gold Coast, QLD and joined the Air Training Corps (Air Force Cadets) at age 13. Following school he completed a Bachelor of Technology in Aviation in Bundaberg, and was a member of the Army Reserve as a rifleman with 9 Royal Queensland Regiment.
He joined the RAAF in 2006 as a Direct Entry officer, and graduated 214 Pilots Course in 2009 where he was posted to 11SQN to fly the AP3C Orion. During his P3 tour, Darren conducted numerous deployments and operations around the world, including Anti-submarine Warfare, Search and Rescue, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.
In 2014 Darren graduated as a Qualified Flying Instructor where he instructed on PC9/A at No. 2 Flying Training School in Perth. In 2017, he converted to the new PC21 in Stans, Switzerland, as part of the initial cadre of Australian instructors. With a subsequent posting to Central Flying School he trained military flying instructors and converted pilots onto the PC21. Darren has over 3800 flying hours experience. This will be his first season in the Roulette team.
Outside of work Darren enjoys downhill skiing, culinary delights, SCUBA diving and woodworking.