Andy Anderson - Training

Running time
1 min 21 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


When I finished and got my wings and they commissioned me they sent me over to Parks in New South Wales as a staff pilot and that was a navigation school.

So I took the opportunity of going to the navigation school at the same time which was probably the reason I ended up on 10 Squadron. Because they were long-range reconnaissance aircraft in a person with navigation skills was always welcome.

I had to become a pilot because having thrown away a career in engineering if I'd have ended up as an air gunner or as a navigator I would have lost everything. So you can imagine the work I did to make sure that I did eventually become a pilot and they did select me, thank goodness. It felt as though I'd gone home. It was almost a natural feeling. I just loved every minute of it.

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