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June 7, 2012
LCDR Ryan Jose
A NAVY pilot has been named dux of course, surpass-
ing Air Force pilots in one of the ADF's most demand-
After 10 months of gruelling training at RAAF
Pearce's 2 Flying Training School, two Navy pilots,
ASLT Caleb Muggeridge and SBLT Brody Marris, and
10 Air Force pilots received their wings.
The parade on April 19 was a particularly special day
for SBLT Marris who made several trips to the podium
to accept course awards.
These included Most Proficient at Instrument Flying,
Most Proficient Pilot and to cap it all off, the dux of
SBLT Marris said the 226 pilots course provided a
number of challenges but was something he had always
wanted to do.
"Flying is something that I've always been interested
in since I was a kid, it's something that has always fasci-
nated me," he said.
"Some aspects of flying are quite challenging and
everyone had areas of the course that they struggled with
or didn't do so well in. It's been a steep learning curve."
His exceptional performance has given him the
opportunity to fly Hawk aircraft at RAAF Pearce's
79SQN and a future in the fast-jet community.
"I'm pretty rapt to have the opportunity to fly jets.
From what I've seen so far at the squadron the flying is
fun and challenging," he said.
"It's a bit of a culture shock for me going to an Air
Force squadron when I was expecting to go to a Navy one.
"Here, the atmosphere is a bit more up-tempo, I think
that's just the nature of what they do, but I'm just start-
ing to get used to it and it's actually pretty good."
The pilot courses predominately consist of RAAF
students, but Navy pilots are also required to complete
"Due to our role at sea we place a heavy reliance on
instrument flying and this course has a great emphasis
on that," SBLT Marris said.
Dux of course takes flight
FLYING HIGH: SBLT Brody Marris receives his trophy for dux of course from
AIRCDRE Noel Derwort, CSC Commander Aerospace Operations Support Group,
and Pilatus representative Mark Thoreson. Inset, SBLT Marris and ASLT Caleb
Muggeridge at the awards ceremony.
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