Flight Lieutenant Daniel Barclay from the Roulettes of Central Flying School, team of 2021.

FLTLT Daniel Barclay grew up in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. He began flying ultralights at the age of 14 out of Caloundra Airport, where he first developed a passion for flying.  He joined the RAAF in 2005 as a pilot and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy, studying a Bachelor of Technology and Aviation. He completed pilot training in 2008 on the PC/9 aircraft as part of 213 Pilots Course. Following his pilot graduation, Daniel completed Flying Instructors Course and instructed on the PC9/A at No. 2 Flying Training School for three years as a Qualified Flying Instructor. Daniel was one of the youngest Flying Instructor in the RAAF and was instructing at the age of 22.
Daniel went on to fly the AP3-C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft for five years out of Edinburgh, SA. During his time on P3’s he was involved with various exercises and operations within Australia and abroad.
In 2018 Daniel was posted to Central Flying School in Sale, Victoria, where he taught flying instruction before joining the Roulettes in 2019. Daniel has over 4400 military flying hours.
Away from work Daniel enjoys outdoor living; spending time with his family, surfing, snowboarding and fishing.