Flight Lieutenant Mark Keritz, 31, grew up in Vermont South, Victoria and began flying at the age of 16. He began his RAAF career in 2006, studying a Bachelor of Technology in Aviation at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He graduated flying training on 217 Pilots Course in 2009, and was posted to 37 Squadron in NSW where he flew the C-130H and J Hercules until 2016. During this time Mark was deployed on operations internationally, including UN assistance missions into Africa.

Following his time at 37 Squadron, Mark conducted Flying Instructors Course and instructed the Advanced Pilots Course at No. 2 Flying Training School in WA. He was posted to Central Flying School in 2018 and joined the Roulettes in 2019. This will be Mark’s first season in the Roulette team.

Mark has over 3000 hours of military flying time. While not at work Mark enjoys snowboarding, attempting to play golf, and spending time with his wife, two boys and their dog.