Recently, the officers responsible for P-8 training in the RAAF have returned to Australia from JAX Navy. The Aussies are now doing their training at their main operating base in South Australia, namely RAAF Edinburgh.
Second Line of Defense recently visited the base and discussed the transition with Wing Commander, Darren Goldie. That interview will be published shortly.
According to the text released by the Australian Department of Defence on August 17, 2018 at the time of the official opening of the Australian based training facilities:
Training on the Royal Australian Air Force’s fifth-generation P-8A Training System officially begun on 17 August 2018. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC, toured the leading edge training facility and experienced first-hand the Air Force’s newest and most advanced training system.
As a fifth-generation Air Force, we are investing in building our people’s capabilities so they can fully harness the incredible potential of our modern platforms.
The P-8A Training System has transformed the delivery of Maritime Patrol training for our Air Force personnel, be they pilots, aircrew, technicians, maintainers or support personnel.
August 17, 2018
Australian Department of Defence
Some of the training aides in operation at RAAF Edinburgh are shown in the photos below: