Welcome to the Australian Air Force Cadets

The Australian Air Force Cadets can give you more excitement, opportunity and challenge than any other youth organisation in the world.That’s a big statement.  Can we prove it?  You be the judge:

Within months of joining, we’ll have you in the pilot’s seat of an aerobatic aircraft, sitting next to a qualified flying instructor and operating the controls on your own.  You’ll taxi out and then speed down the runway.  You’ll take off and climb for height.  You’ll fly around several thousand feet high, before lining up on the runway, landing and taxiing back in.

And that’s just the start of your Air Force Cadets career.Do you want to fly a powered aircraft solo?  Our instructors can train you to go solo from age 16 (minimum legal age) in less than 10 days, on an Elementary Flying Training Course during school holidays.  It’s the same with flying a glider solo, except you can do this at 15. We’re talking about you flying an aircraft – on your own – long before you’ve even got a car license.  How good is that?  And how good to have the following conversation back at school: “What did I do during the school holidays? Learnt to fly a plane solo”.

Want to learn to shoot a rifle?  In the Air Force Cadets, our military-trained instructors will teach you how to use a .22 rifle with precision and safety, and then let you graduate to the Australian military rifle, the Austeyr F88. In our bush-based activities, you’ll be wearing camouflage uniform, operating military radios, and learning navigation, fieldcraft, camping and survival techniques.

You can get promoted, and importantly, earn the TAFE Certificate III in Business, giving you front line supervision qualifications before you’ve got a full time job.

Locate your nearest Air Force Cadets Squadron via this web site, and you and your parents are very welcome to visit us on a meeting night without obligation, where we will show you around and answer all your questions. So, if aged 13-18 years, have Australian residency, can attend regularly and have parental permission, we’re holding a place for you in the world’s most exciting youth organisation.

The sky’s not the limit – it’s our home.

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