Jobs Of The Week: Become A Pilot, Air Combat Officer Or Air Traffic Controller

It's a bird It's a plane! No, really — it's a plane. And you could be in it (or controlling it) with our Jobs Of The Week. We give you the info you need to get on the path to becoming a Pilot, Air Combat Officer or Air Traffic Controller (AKA Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller AKA Total Badass).

Pilot

What's cool about this job? Being a Pilot is challenging and exciting. For starters, you get to fly the fastest modern aircraft in our skies. There's also a big focus on personal development — flying training in the Air Force, therefore, not only produces trained Pilots but also enhances leadership qualities. You'll be taught survival techniques in marine, desert and jungle environments as well as Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Airmanship, Air Power, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Medicine, Cockpit Systems, Meteorology, Morse Code, and Navigation. Earn a degree before Pilot training with the Australian Defence Force Academy, or gain direct entry straight after Year 12.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $79,150 per year (includes 18% super and Service allowances)

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Air Combat Officer

What's cool about this job?: After completing Air Combat Officer training, you'll specialise in one of three areas: Air Battle Management perform surveillance and control duties using complex electronic command and control systems in both the ground and air environments. Air Combat become aircrew on the Super Hornet, where your job will involve air-to-air combat, air-to-ground and air-to-surface weapons employment. Maritime Patrol and Response perform a variety of missions including anti-surface strike, anti-submarine strike, search and rescue; and maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $79,150 per year (includes 18% super and Service allowances)

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Air Traffic Controller

What's cool about this job? As a Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller (Air Traffic Controller) you'll be working in a highly specialised, fast paced role providing safe control of military and civil aircraft in the air and on the ground in both the air base and tactical environments. This job is full of variety — expect to be flown anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $78,900 per year (includes 18% super and Service allowances)

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