What we do

If you are looking for an experience like no other look no further

Experiences that equip for life

With Air Force Cadets we aim to give you experiences that will push you further and make you the best version of yourself. From leading sections of fellow Cadets out in the bush to planning and executing your own field activities. All Cadets are afforded the same opportunities no matter their background to bring out their best. 

Training

The Air Force Cadets offers a range of training at the squadron level and wing level

AAFC members often hold in common a love of aerospace.  Aerospace is the thread that runs through the AAFC mission, and AAFC’s affiliation with the Air Force underscores its identity as an aerospace-minded organisation. Whenever possible, cadet activities will further cadets’ enthusiasm for aerospace, as “aerospace” is broadly understood.

Cadet Holding a drone

Fieldcraft provides Cadets an opportunity to develop skills in field safety, navigation techniques, leadership, military field craft, scenario-based military-like training, and living in the field.  

Cadets out field

Cadet skills will assist cadets to understand living and working in the AAFC.  It involves a broad range of topics from personal development and leadership, Air Force and AAFC current culture, service knowledge and history.

CWOFF Finn Tully at Bomber Command

Drill skills is the first exposure to the military style experience.  Becoming proficient in drill provides opportunities to represent the Air Force and Air Force Cadets in ceremonial events like ANZAC day and other ceremonial occasions in your community.

5WG after being presented with their Freedom of entry

What are the time commitments?

The time commitments are very similar  for Cadets and Volunteers, however there are some differences. Go to the pages below to find out more

Other Activities

Cadets (AAFC) admire the cockpit of the new Diamond DA40 NG

With 3 sites across the country RAAF Base Richmond(NSW), RAAF Base Point Cook (VIC), and RAAF Base Amberley (QLD). Flying the Diamond DA-40 Cadets will have the opportunity for an Air Experience with the possiblity of pilot training on the Aircraft. 

CUO Nicole Wilson in a glider

Cadets will have the opportunity have a flight in a Glider with 3 sites across the country Warwick QLD, Bathurst NSW, and Balaklava SA there are also opportunities for flying camps during school holdays. 

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Musician courses are run in some regions, NSW, QLD, and VIC. These courses give the opportunity for Cadets to participate in musician activities in the ADF context from marching with the band to attending the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Some squadrons also have drum corps...

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Air Force Cadets participates in programmes like the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) and the regions are also able to organise their own International Activities like the Nijmegen March or Kokoda Trek. 

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNDER COVID19 RESTRICTIONS

Pathways to an Aerospace Career

The Foundations offers exciting opportunities for pathways into real aerospace careers go to the page below to find out more!

Pathways

Want to know more?

Follow the links below for relevant information on what's like being a cadet, volunteer or parent of a cadet

Want to sign up? Find your nearest squadron!

Follow the below link for information on joining us

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