Air Force Roulettes

Roulettes Team 2016

As the RAAF's elite formation aerobatic display team, the Roulettes perform breathtaking displays, using only hand-eye coordination to fly at speeds of up to 590 kilometres per hour. The six Roulettes may experience up to 4.5G (or 4.5 times the normal force of gravity) during a display in their PC-9/A aircraft. When the Roulettes are not showcasing their skills, they teach qualified RAAF pilots to become flying instructors at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria.

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Roulettes Display Schedule

  • 14 Aug 2016            13:00                          Roulettes Display                RAAF Museum Point Cook - Interactive Flying Display
  • 27 Aug 2016            11:50                          Roulettes Display                Australian Defence Force Academy Canberra - Open Day
  • 16 Sep 2016            TBC                            Ground Visit                          Finders Island Airport Visit
  • 17-18 Sep 2016                                                                                          Battle of Britain Commemorations - Hobart Tasmania
  • 18 Sep 2016            11:00                           Flypast and Display           Battle of Britain Cenotaph Service
  • 12 Oct 2016             16:15                           Roulette Display                 Display Maryborough Airport, QLD
  • 15-16 Oct 2016        TBC                            Roulette Display                 Townsville Airshow - Display over the Strand
                                                                            Ground Visit                         Townsville Open Day - Ground display and Roulette Departure
  • 16 Oct 2016              Late afternoon          Ground Visit                         Charleville Airport Visit
  • 21-23 Oct 2016        TBC                            Roulette Display                  Phillip Is Moto GP - Display each day - TBC
  • 23 Oct 2016              TBC                            Roulette Display                  Kynton Airshow Display
  • 23 Oct 2016              TBC                            Roulette Flypast                   HMAS Carberus Flypast
  • 06 Nov 2016            13:00                           Roulette Display                 RAAF Museum Point Cook - Interactive Flying Display


Application for Roulettes Display

The application form can be downloaded from here.


Season 2 2016 Roulettes Team

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Squadron Leader Daniel Kehoe


Squadron Leader Dan Kehoe, 36, grew up in Maryborough, QLD and began flying when he was just 15 years old.  He joined the RAAF in 1998 completing a Bachelor of Science in both mathematics and physics. Following his graduation from Pilots Course, Dan flew the C130H Hercules for 8 years based out of RAAF Richmond, Sydney. During this time Dan progressed to a Tactical Captain, being involved with operations ranging from Bouganville, the 2004 tsunami humanitarian assistance, East Timor and 6 deployments to the Middle East.

Since graduating as a Qualified Flying Instructor in 2009, Dan has instructed on the CT4B at the ADF Flight Screening Program in Tamworth, on the PC-9/A at No 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) in Perth, and on the C130H at 285 Squadron at RAAF Richmond. Dan was posted to Central Flying School, RAAF East Sale in 2012, and has since instructed on the Flying Instructors Course along with assessing ADF flying instructors on the C130J Hercules, C-17/A Globemaster and the Airbus KC-30 Multi Role Tanker. During this time Dan also flew as Roulette Two and Five for 4 seasons.

Away from work Dan enjoys endurance sports and stand up paddle boarding. He also tutors the bagpipes and plays the borderpipes in a local celtic folk band. Dan has over 5000 flying hours, is in his sixth season with the Roulettes and his second as the leader.

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Flight Lieutenant Charles Manning


Flight Lieutenant Charles Manning, 40, grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He joined the RAAF in 1994 and completed a Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy before graduating on No 175 Pilots Course in 1998. Following Pilots Course he was posted to 37 Squadron to fly the C130 Hercules in Richmond NSW. In the following years, Charles completed a number of postings on various models of the Hercules giving him the opportunity to travel throughout Asia, the Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

In 2007 Charles completed Flying Instructors Course and was posted to 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Pearce to instruct student pilots on the PC-9/A. Following this he was posted to 285 Squadron for further instructional duties on the C130J Hercules before returning to the PC-9/A at Air Training Wing and subsequently Central Flying School. Charles has 4500 hours flying experience and this is his third season with the Roulettes.

Outside of work you can find Charles in his garage, making sawdust out of good timber, or stealing honey from his beloved bees.

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Flight Lieutenant Des Hales


Flight Lieutenant Des Hales, 37, grew up in the South West of Western Australia and started flying at a young age.  Des joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 2003 as a direct entry pilot and graduated from No 200 Pilots Course.  On graduation he was posted to 37 Squadron in 2005 and flew the C130J Hercules. Whilst at 37 Squadron he was involved in operations in East Timor and the Middle East Region.

In 2010 he completed Flying Instructors Course and was posted to the Basic Flying Training School in Tamworth. After 18 months he had the privilege to participate in an instructor exchange to New Zealand for 2 and a half years. Whilst on exchange, Des instructed on the B200 King Air based in Ohakea. On return from New Zealand he was posted to the Central Flying School where he now instructs on the CT4B and PC-9/A.

Outside of work Flight Lieutenant Hales enjoys anything cycling especially mountain biking. Des has accumulated over 4000 military and civilian flying hours and this is his first season flying with the Roulettes.

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Flight Lieutenant Allister Berryman


Flight Lieutenant Allister Berryman, 36, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and began flying at the age of 16. He joined the Air Force in 2002 and completed 196 Pilots Course in 2004. Following pilot training, Allister was posted to No. 33 Squadron to fly the Boeing 707 air-to-air refuelling aircraft. During this time at 33 Squadron he had the opportunity to travel extensively, and conducted many humanitarian aid missions, including Tsunami assist in 2005. Allister was fortunate enough to operate the B707 until it was retired from RAAF service in 2008, amassing over 1,300 hours on the aircraft.

Flight Lieutenant Berryman completed Flying Instructors Course in 2011 and was posted to Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth, flying the CT4B. After 2 years at BFTS Allister was posted to Central Flying School at RAAF East Sale, Victoria, where he has the opportunity to fly both the CT4B and PC-9/A, training Defence Force pilots to be flying instructors.

Allister has over 3,500 flying hours and has previously performed the role of Roulette 7. This is his first season as Roulette 4.

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Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Morgan


Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Morgan, 38, grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, graduating from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Technology in Aviation. Following employment as a civilian flying instructor, he joined the RAAF in 2001 on No. 192 Pilots Course, graduating in 2002.

In 2003 Jonathan was posted to No. 292 Squadron at RAAF Edinburgh for conversion and then in 2004 to No. 11 Squadron to fly the AP-3C Orion, where he was involved in operations across Australia's Northern approaches, throughout the Pacific and the Middle East Area of Operations.

In 2009 after completing Flying Instructors Course Jonathan was posted to 2 Flying Training School at RAAF Pearce instructing on the PC-9/A,and later in a flying standards role. In 2011 he was posted to Central Flying School at RAAF East Sale, and in 2012 on promotion to Squadron Leader took up the role of the A Flight Commander, managing and instructing future ADF flying instructors on both the CT4B and PC-9/A. In 2014 he became an Officer Aviation Specialist and joined the Roulettes.

In his time away from work Jonathan’s interests include mountain bike riding and he is a volunteer fire fighter with the local Country Fire Authority. Jonathan has over 5000 hours flying experience including almost 2000 hours flying the PC-9/A. This is his fifth season with the Roulettes and his first as leader of the Synchro Pair.

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Flight Lieutenant Andrew Robinson


Flight Lieutenant Andrew Robinson, 33, grew up in Hobart, Tasmania and joined the RAAF in 2003 completing a Bachelor of Technology in Aviation at the Australian Defence Force Academy. In 2005 he joined No 207 Pilots Course. Upon graduation in 2006 Andrew was posted to No. 292 Squadron and then No. 10 Squadron to fly the AP-3C Orion. Whilst at 10 Squadron he was involved in Operations to help secure Australia's Northern Borders as well as deployments to the Middle East Area of Operations.

On completion of his tour at 10 Squadron, Andrew was posted to Flying Instructors Course and then to instruct at 2 Flying Training School in Western Australia. After two years at 2 Flying Training School he was posted to Central Flying School. After twelve months teaching Flying Instructors Course he was selected to join the Roulettes.

Andrew has over 4,000 hours military flying experience. This is his fourth season on the team, and first as Roulette Six. In addition to aviation, Andrew’s interests include travel, fitness training and coffee.

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Flight Lieutenant Ashley Kissock


Flight Lieutenant Ashley Kissock, 28, was born in Adelaide and grew up in the Southern suburbs of Sydney. He started flying training at 14 years old. He joined the RAAF in 2007 completing a Bachelor of Technology in Aviation at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

In 2010 Ashley graduated from No. 221 Pilots Course at 2 Flying Training School in Perth. On graduating he was posted to No. 36 Squadron to fly the C-17/A Globemaster at RAAF Base Amberley in Brisbane. During his time at 36 Squadron Ashley achieved Combat Ready Captain and was involved in world wide operations including assistance to the MH17 disaster, humanitarian assistance in the Asia Pacific region and multiple operational missions in the Middle East region.

In 2016 Ashley was posted to Central Flying School as Roulette 7. Ashley has over 1,700 flying hours and this is his first season with the Roulettes.