Introducing Wing Commander (ret'd) Pete Bennetts
In 1966, Pete Bennetts joined the Australian Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. Air Traffic Control is a vital function in keeping the Air Force Fleet safe and operational. It is often edge of the seat work and on occasions extremely demanding.
He served as an Air Traffic Controller at many locations including Sydney International.
He was well promoted and served in many senior officer postings including Examining/Standardisation Officer, Operational Requirements, Senior Air Traffic Control Officer, Air Force Office, Monash/Mt Eliza Business School, Joint Services Staff College and Management Development Branch. He retired from the RAAF in 1993
He then worked with the Civil Aviation Authority and Air Services Australia until he again retired in 2005.
He then started a career in volunteering, joining Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, National Seniors Australia (Coffs Coast Branch) and Air Force Association Coffs Harbour & District Branch. As with his Air Force Career, he was very active, earning respect and many accolades and awards, gaining a NSW Government Community Service Award in 2019.