Pilot experience for 6 Wing cadets

Cadet Jasper Poole from 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks)
Cadet Jasper Poole from 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks)

While a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 pilot flew high-speed passes over Mount Panorama for the start of this year’s Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race, Air Force Cadets from 6 Wing (South Australia and Mildura) were doing their own flying over Parafield Airport north of Adelaide.

Story and photos by Pilot Officer (AAFC) Paul Rosenzweig

During the 6 Wing General Service Training Camp (GST) at RAAF Edinburgh this October, Australian Air Force Cadets from squadrons throughout South Australia were given the opportunity to fly a trial instructional flight – what the AAFC calls a Pilot Experience Flight  or PEX.

Leading Cadet Princia Menezes from 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks)
Leading Cadet Princia Menezes from 601 Squadron (Keswick Barracks)

A total of 38 cadets and three staff took this free opportunity to fly a Tobago TB10, and were awarded certificates by the service provider, Flight Training Adelaide.

Flight Training Adelaide is a residential college that offers world-class, customised aviation training programs for the fixed-wing and rotary-wing industries. Since 1982, FTA has trained cadets from 23 major airlines. More details can be found at: www.flyfta.com

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  • 12/10/2016 at 8:49 am
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    The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth-oriented organisation that is administered and actively supported by the Royal Australian Air Force. It has the Mission of developing Australian youth in a military and aviation environment. For recruitment enquiries in South Australia please contact:
    paco.6wg@aafc.org.au

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