Recently cadets from 402SQN from Simpson Barracks in Melbourne, displayed their model airfields they constructed as part of their Air Traffic Control Elective. The instructor FLGOFF(AAFC) Bridget Hosking (herself an Air Traffic Controller) was very innovative in aiding the learning of her cadets by getting them to build their own airfield from the ground up as a fun way of understanding how air traffic control works in this space.
On Friday evening 20 Nov 14 the teams were able to present their models to Director Ground Training WGCDR(AAFC) Shaun Young and explain all the various components, runway markings, radio frequencies, scaling, and workings of an active airport. WGCDR(AAFC) Young congratulated the cadets on the extend and detail of their efforts and remarked that this exactly the practical (hands-on) approach the AAFC needs to be taking in the classroom to engage and retain our cadets. He was pleased to speak to two of the Cadets in this group who are applying to become Air Combat Officers.