Getting an Aerospace experience with the Australian Air Force Cadets
The goal of our flying training program is to give Cadets exposure to, and inspire their interest in, the aerospace industry through education in theoretical and practical skills of aircraft handling, aircraft engineering and flight operations.
Aviation Operations Wing
AOW has the aim of delivering flying pathways to Air Force Cadets through gliding and powered flying experiences and training.
AOW’s Mission is: “To inspire and develop young people in an air and space environment to achieve and maximise their potential to contribute to Australia’s future success”.
Opportunities are available across the country supported by our Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) and Gliding Training School (GTS), and we also use approved service providers. Our aim is to provide every cadet with an immersive aviation experience – at no cost.
Within the operational constraints of our very busy Air Force, we'll also do everything we can to get Cadets up close and personal with Australian Defence Force aircraft.
Trainees develop excellent energy management skills that can assist in flying a wide range of aircraft.
Many Australian Defence Force and commercial aviators began their flying careers by learning to fly with the AAFC.
Interested in Powered Flying?
Interested in Gliding?
There are also opportunities for AAFC staff to undergo flying training to ensure we have adult staff with aviation experience are available to progress to hold leadership roles such as Flight Commander. Powered pilots with military and/or civil experience may become Air Experience Instructors (gliding) through an accelerated program.
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