Australian Air Force Cadets getting eight new planes

Australian Air Force Cadets will benefit from the arrival of eight Diamond DA40 NG light aircraft to help them with their flight training.

CAPTION: Diamond DA40 – courtesy Diamond aircraft company.

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester made the announcement recently at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon.

Mr Chester said the fleet of Diamond aircraft introduced a modern aircraft for training and would inspire young Australians to pursue a career in aviation.

“I am pleased to announce the leasing of eight aircraft for exclusive use by Australian Air Force Cadets,” Mr Chester said.

“Over the next 10 years these aircraft will provide a standardised flight training platform for aspiring young airmen and women, particularly those in regional areas.

“Defence has signed a 10-year contract with Airflite Pty Ltd, which includes the provision of maintenance services.

“Airflite has been the principal maintenance contractor for the Royal Australian Air Force PC-9/A aircraft and has provided outstanding support for the past 30 years.”

The Diamond DA40 NG will be based at RAAF Base Amberley in south-east Queensland, RAAF Base Richmond in NSW and RAAF Base Point Cook in Victoria.

The aircraft will be regularly deployed to regional areas on weekends and during school holiday periods.

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  • 08/03/2019 at 2:49 pm
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    How is it That Army Cadets were asking for an ex ADF landrover, the naval cadets asked for some ex RAN ships and nothing happens.
    Amazing the amount of kit being auctioned to general public on line…

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