FLTLT Trent Schurmann from the Roulettes of Central Flying School, team of 2022.


Flight Lieutenant Trent Schurmann grew up in Perth and began flying at the age of 16. He joined the Air Force in 2000 completing a Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Following graduation from 198 Pilots Course in 2004, he flew the Hawk 127 before going to No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit to become a fighter pilot, flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Trent flew the Hornet at No. 77 Squadron based in Williamtown, NSW. In 2009, he graduated as a Qualified Flying Instructor before instructing on the PC9/A at No.2 Flying Training School in Perth. In 2012, he was posted to No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit where he instructed on the F/A-18 for three years. Trent then left the Air Force for a period, flying the A320 and B737. In 2020, he rejoined the Air Force and was posted to Central Flying School to instruct on the PC21.
Trent has amassed over 6500 flying hours and this is his first season flying with the Roulettes. Outside of work Trent enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, as well as playing golf and kitesurfing.