In late 2017, responsibility for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules workforce training transitioned to No. 37 Squadron, following the disestablishment of No. 285 Squadron.
As well as conducting airlift operations with the C-130J Hercules, No. 37 Squadron is also responsible for the training of pilots, loadmasters, and avionics and aircraft technicians.
Conducted from RAAF Base Richmond, C-130J pilot training takes approximately six months to complete, and includes a range of skillsets including formation flying, airdrop, and operating the aircraft on night-vision goggles.
Australian Department of Defence
July 7, 2018