FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ALLISTER BERRYMAN

Flight Lieutenant Allister Berryman, 37, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and began flying at the age of 16. He joined the Air Force in 2002 and completed 196 Pilots Course in 2004. Following pilot training, Allister was posted to No. 33 Squadron to fly the Boeing 707 air-to-air refuelling aircraft. During his time at 33 Squadron Allister had the opportunity to travel extensively, conducting many humanitarian aid missions including Tsunami assist in 2005. Allister was fortunate to operate the B707 until it was retired from RAAF service in 2008, flying over 1,300 hours on the aircraft.

Allister completed Flying Instructors Course in 2011 and was posted to Basic Flying Training School in Tamworth, flying the CT4B. In 2013 Allister was posted to Central Flying School at RAAF East Sale, Victoria, giving him the opportunity to fly both the CT4B and PC9/A, training Defence Force pilots to become flying instructors.

Allister has over 3,500 flying hours and has previously performed the role of Roulette 4 and 7. This is his 4th season with the Roulettes and first as R6. He and his wife live on a small property with their three horses and a Dalmatian called Jemima.