The operational pause in Defence Cadet face-to-face activities is continuing, but AAFC aviation staff have been busy putting the finishing touches to some aviation training videos.
The AAFC’s Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) is responsible for delivering flying pathways to Air Force Cadets through powered flying experiences and training.
EFTS has just released its first DA40 NG flying training videos on the Official AAFC YouTube Channel:
There is a motivational Montage video, plus a series of instructional videos covering such topics as the Safety Brief, Checklist, Circuits and Stalls.
Some of the videos are specifically aimed at safety of flight issues, including stalling technique.
Wing Commander David Chaplin, Flight Commander of Point Cook Flight, EFTS said: “The current COVID-19 situation has restricted our ability to add scenes of cadets doing many of the flying activities – but we will address this in the future”.
As well as promoting the aviation side of AAFC service, these videos will be of great benefit to aspiring young pilots, who can gain some introductory knowledge before attending a powered flying course.
The Australian Air Force Cadets has been on an ‘operational pause’ in all activities since 16 March. Earlier this year, after a review of the national situation, all three Cadet Service groups agreed to the suspension of all ADF Cadet face-to-face activities, including any international activities, until further notice. Any activities featuring cadets shown in these videos took place before the instigation of the operational pause. All members of the AAFC look forward to the resumption of normal activities as soon as it is safe to do so.