Australian Air Force Cadets

Air Force Cadets

The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a community based and aviation focussed youth development organisation that operates within a military-like framework and is sponsored and administered by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The AAFCs core activities involve developing the confidence, self-discipline and leadership skills of youth whilst emphasising civic values and service to the community in a structured aviation environment.

Activities undertaken by the AAFC include flying, fieldcraft, adventure training, firearms safety training, drill and ceremonial, service knowledge, aero-modelling, navigation and gliding. The fundamental aim of the AAFC is to foster qualities that will enable cadets to become responsible young adults, who will make a valuable contribution to the community. The official website of the AAFC contains detailed information on the activities and structure of the organisation as well as contact information

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Please note the following distinction: Australian Air Force Cadets are participants in the youth development programs conducted by Air Force in cooperation with the community but they are not members of the Australian Defence Force. Officer Cadets are trainee officers undertaking instruction at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) or the Air Force Officers' Training School. The terms Australian Air Force Cadets, ADF Cadets and Officer Cadets are not interchangeable.