SQNLDR GAV OAKLEY
SQNLDR Gavin Oakley grew up in Canberra, ACT. He commenced flying with a local flying school at age 17. Two years later he joined the Air Force in 1999 as a direct entry pilot. He completed his flying training on number 184 Pilots course in 2000. Following his graduation from Pilots Course, Gav flew the AP3-C Orion Maritime Patrol aircraft for the next six years.
In 2006 Gav started his instructing career completing 153 Flying Instructor’s Course. He has taught on the CT4B at ADFBFTS, the PC-9/A at 2FTS, the AP-3C at No.292 SQN and No.10 SQN, then at CFS on the CT4B, PC-9/A and PC-21 and has over 2000 hours instructing.
During his time with Central Flying School, he has been employed as a Flight Commander, and Chief Flying Instructor before joining the Roulettes in 2020. Gav has over 5500 military flying hours including three tours of the Middle East Area of Operations. This will be his first season with the Roulette Team.
Away from work, Gav enjoys spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, and a wide range of sports.