WGCDR Arnie Morscheck
Commanding Officer, Central Flying School, Royal Australian Air Force
WGCDR Arnie Morscheck joined the RAAF in 1986 and commenced training at the newly opened Australian Defence Force Academy, graduating with a BSc. He then completed flying training on Number 151 RAAF Pilots’ Course, graduating in 1990. Since then he has been categorised on nine aircraft types, instructed on five of those, has served in several staff positions, and has been operationally deployed. WGCDR Morscheck has completed the Australian Command and Staff Course and holds a Masters Degree in Military and Defence Studies.
WGCDR Morscheck’s flying career includes flying the Macchi at 25 and 76 Squadrons, the Caribou at 38 Squadron, the Nomad and Twin Otter at 322 Air Base Wing, and the King Air 350 at 32 Squadron.
WGCDR Morscheck commenced his long association with military flying training by completing Number 123 Flying Instructors’ Course on the PC9 at Central Flying School (CFS) before conducting ‘all through’ instruction at Number 2 Flying Training School (2FTS). WGCDR Morscheck spent two years instructing with the Royal Malaysian Air Force, teaching basic flying on the MD-3 and advanced on the PC7 at Alor Setar. As staff at CFS, WGCDR Morscheck instructed on the PC9 and CT4, and flew as a Roulette display pilot. In 2005 he was forced to eject during a Roulette training mission and fortunately was uninjured and soon returned to flying duties. As a CFS examiner he flew Caribou, Hawk, Hornet, and 707 (simulator) as well as conducting evaluation and testing visits to Brunei. WGCDR Morscheck was awarded a Commander Training Command Commendation for the airmanship he displayed whilst handling a complex aircraft emergency during a PC9 test flight. A further tour at 2FTS as Flight Commander and Chief Flying Instructor saw WGCDR Morscheck gain a Cat A QFI qualification, and he has over 6500 military flying hours.
WGCDR Morscheck has held staff positions as the Wing Safety and Standards Officer in Air Training Wing, Staff Officer VIP Operations in 34 Squadron (which involved daily contact with government and saw him join the staff of the Prime Minister and Governor General on overseas visits in RAAF aircraft), and as Deputy Director Science Program in Air Force Headquarters. WGCDR Morscheck also served as a staff officer embedded in the Operations Department of HQ ISAF when deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan. He was awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal for his service on that deployment.