The first Mission Elementary Course (MEC) under Air Mission Training School (AMTS) successfully wrapped up at RAAF Base East Sale on 29 March 2019.
The 12 weeks intensive training consisted of ground school, Air Warfare simulation, airborne training and delivered common skills required of all air power practitioners.
The course became compulsory for all RAAF aircrew (except pilots) in January 2019.
With essential aviation skills and air power knowledge under their belts, 20 proud Officer Aviation candidates from the 191 AMTS MEC celebrated this special occasion with families, friends and AMTS staff.
WGCDR Brett Williams, Commanding Officer of AMTS, said the unit was delighted to complete training for the first group of students since it was renamed from No. 1 Flying Training School to AMTS in December 2018.
“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the staff – you have been working extremely hard to help these 20 students across the finish line,” WGCDR Williams proudly said.
“I would also like to praise all the students for your hard work and determination.
"Completion of MEC marks the beginning of a rewarding and exciting chapter in the Officer Aviation space and you have demonstrated exceptional Air Force values and proven that you are ready for the next challenge.
“Well done and good luck with your career paths as Mission Aircrew or Mission Controllers.”
PLTOFF Stephen Root received the Wellington Shire Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership in mentoring, empowering and inspiring his fellow course mates during the course.
“I really enjoyed the course, as it was a good introduction to the aviation world and I look forward to seeing what career opportunities are available to me in the Air Force,” the award winner said.