Experiences of a Female Fighter Pilot with Flight Lieutenant Sue Freeman

Past Event

Flight Lieutenant Sue Freeman is a highly respected fighter pilot and flight instructor with a defence force career spanning 30 years. She was just 19 years old when she began flying jets in the RAF. After 25 years with the RAF, Sue joined 79 Squadron at RAAF Base Pearce as a flight instructor.

Sue will tell her remarkable story of experiences flying, training, and being on the front line as a female fighter pilot.

Bookings are essential for this free event on Eventbrite. Light refreshments will be available. We suggest you bring your own keep-cup or mug for tea, coffee or water.

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About Sue Freeman: Sue joined the RAF in 1991 and after graduating fast-jet pilot training went on to fly the Tornado F3 fighter on the frontline and instruct on the Conversion Unit. She took part in several multi-national exercises world-wide, patrolled the Iraq no-fly zone 1999-2002 and conducted live intercepts of aircraft during Quick Reaction Alert duties in defence of UK and Falkland Islands airspace. Sue joined the RAAF in 2016 based at RAAF Base Pearce on 79 Squadron for the last 7 years flying and instructing on the Hawk 127 teaching junior pilots how to fly a fast-jet, operating the aircraft as part of a team and manoeuvring the aircraft close to its limits. Recently, posted to 2FTS in an executive role which still includes flying and instructing but on something a little slower, the Pilatus PC21.

Event Details

Time: 6pm to 7.15pm

Location: Boya Community Centre, 119-135 Scott Street, Helena Valley, 6056

Cost: Free

Category: General, Library, Art, Culture and Music, Older Adults

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Organisation: Shire of Mundaring Libraries

Phone: 9290 6755

Email: gills@mundaring.wa.gov.au

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 7th March 2024

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