The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) School of Air Traffic Control (SATC) at RAAF Base East has graduated a course of international students from the ATC instructor course.

This is the first time over two years, that SATC has graduated a course of international students. Members from the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) who are involved in the Defence Cooperation Programme (DCP) all participated in the course. 

“Maintaining strong relationships with partner nations, through sharing knowledge and experiences, is extremely beneficial for our international visitors, the RAAF instructor trainees and our staff at SATC,” said Commanding Officer SATC, Wing Commander Peter Clark highlighted.  

The RAAF’s SATC allows experienced air traffic controllers to become qualified to instruct on air traffic control courses. 

The DCP is an Australian Defence Force (ADF) initiative to enhance capabilities of regional and non-regional partner nations through participation in international engagement training courses.