Flight Lieutenant Owen Rose, 39, grew up in Miles, Queensland and joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1996 as an Aircraft Structural Fitter. For 9 years Owen worked predominately repairing F111’s and instructing personnel on the trade, until 2005 when he ventured into a new career. 
Owen graduated from No. 208 Pilots Course in 2007 and on graduation was posted to the King Air 350 at 32 Squadron, RAAF East Sale. In 2010 he completed Flying Instructors Course and was posted back to teach on the King Air, spending just over 5 years with the squadron which gave him the opportunity to explore vast regions of Australia as well as overseas.
In 2013 Owen was posted to No. 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia training ungraduated pilots on the PC9/A. Owen found this role rewarding to see the trainees develop their flying skills and the achievement of them graduating and gaining their ‘Wings’.
Owen’s following posting was to Central Flying School at East Sale in 2017 to teach on Flying Instructors Course during which time he was selected to join the Roulettes. This is his second season in the team as Roulette 3, and he has 3,000 hours military flying experience.
Outside of work, Owen keeps himself busy with an avid interest in industrial machinery, technical designs and inventions, along with whizzing up tasty desserts in the kitchen when time permits.