F-111C Aircrew


F-111C Aircrew List  - 25 Oct 22  - Excel

F-111C Aircrew Alphabetical List - pdf

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Ever wonder how many aircrew flew aussie F-111s?  

Well, the aussie F-111 Aircrew Honour Roll has 448 names on the list … but when you take into account some duplicates:

*  Three names appear on three courses (Chris Lake, Al Curr & John Emery) 

*  41 aircrew appear on two 6SQN OPCONs (2nd & 3rd tourists did full OPCONs until
    No 23 CSE, thereafter F-111 Refresher Courses)

*  Seven pig NAVs became pig PLTs (Steve Clarke, Leigh Beaman, Tiger Meadows,
    Phil Townshend, Teddy Blair, Marty Huet and Shannon Kennedy)

… the aussie F-111 Aircrew Honour Roll totals 394 aircrew:

*   204     Pilots (PLT)

*   153     Navigators (NAV)

*     21     Air Combat Officers (ACO)

*     13     Weapons System Officers (WSO)

*       2     Air Electronics Officers (AEO) and

*       1     Flight Test Engineer (FTE)

Not all were aussies of course: the 394 also includes the USAF yanks and RAF poms who came to ‘Oz' on exchange: 11 USAF Pilots, 10 USAF WSOs, 8 RAF pilots and eight RAF Navigators.

… and for the purists amongst you, the 6SQN OPCON graduates of the 64 OPCONs (1-62 OPCONVCSE + 46A & 49A) = 178 Pilots, 132 Navigators, 21 Air Combat Officers, three USAF WSOs (the first 10 USAFEX WSOs were already F-111 qualified, the last three came from Strike Eagles) and two AEOs, totalling 336 aircrew !