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In all aspects of military life, training is the very first step taken by people, whether they are new recruits or experienced staff changing roles or responsibilities. The RAAF has an extensive network of training organisations, and over the long history of the Service, has provided training for around half a million personnel. This exhibit looks at some of the various aspects of RAAF training, how that training has evolved since the Central Flying School commenced operations at Point Cook in 1914, and displays a selection of RAAF training aircraft from 1915 to 2001.

Displays

Recruiting | Issued Kit | Prizes, Trophies and Awards | Weapons Training | Simulators | Flying Training

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Aircraft

Maurice Farman Shorthorn | Avro 504K | Tiger Moth | Vampire | CAC Winjeel | CT4A | Aermacchi MB 326H

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Maurice Farman Shorthorn

Maurice Farman Shorthorn

The Maurice Farman Shorthorn was designed and built in France by a pioneer aeroplane manufacturing company established by the Farman brothers. The Shorthorn became the first armed aircraft to engage in aerial combat during World War I. more...

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Avro 504K

Avro 504K

The Avro 504K was used as an elementary trainer by Australian Flying Corps (AFC) Nos 5, 6, 7, and 8 (Training) Squadrons at Minchinhampton and Leighterton in England during World War I. more...

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de Havilland Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth

The Tiger Moth on display, A17-711, was originally produced in Australia for the Rhodesian Air Force, before shipping lanes were cut by Japan. The aircraft was transferred to the RAAF, being taken on charge on 24 November 1943. After a brief period more....

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de Havilland Vampire T Mk 35

DH Vampire

The Vampire was initially in RAAF service in 1949 as a single-seat fighter. The two-seat trainer version was ordered in October 1951 to introduce Service pilots to jet aircraft. more...


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CAC Winjeel

CAC CA-25 WINJEEL

Designed to a 1948 RAAF specification for a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth, the Winjeel first flew on 23 February 1951. more...



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CT4A

CT4A

Developed in New Zealand by New Zealand Aerospace Industries as a military training version of the Australian-designed Victa Aircruiser, the prototype of the CT4 first flew on 23 February 1972. more...

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Aermacchi MB 326H

The Aermacchi MB 326 first flew in 1957, and during a production run of nearly 25 years, a total of 776 airframes were constructed, including 502 under licence. more...

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