My career highlight was my tour to Afghanistan as an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic back in 2016/17. I deployed on Op Toral with 230 Squadron and helped service the Puma helicopters so they could carry out there taskings in Kabul and the surrounding areas. During the tour I participated in my first power-lifting competition against other NATO forces.
My current role as Air Loadmaster in training is very dynamic with a multitude of scenarios and situations that you have to adapt to. An aircraft's load varies from flight to flight so this keeps me on my toes and keeps me constantly learning. The challenge this role brings is the reason why I changed trades as well as travelling more and being a vital member of the aircraft's crew.
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