The Australian International Airshow was an opportunity for Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) from around Australia to view the latest aviation capabilities, and even consider a future career in aviation.
Visiting a group of cadets, CAF AIRMSHL Leo Davies was presented with the first AAFC Avalon Flight Plan and Log Book by Commander of AAFC, GPCAPT (AAFC) Mark Dorward, who said the airshow as an excellent opportunity for cadets.
“Some of the leading edge technologies that some of the cadets are involved in are certainly great to see,” GPCAPT (AAFC) Dorward said.
He said the product was a great recruiting tool for people who visited the AAFC display and it was also a “record of service for us all to use”.
CAF congratulated the cadets on their involvement in the AAFC and at the airshow.
“This log book is a great way to capture for you what you’ve achieved, and what’s coming next. We’re trying to provide you with more flying opportunities and more enjoyment for the work that you do. But it’s you – the cadets – who make it happen,” he said.
“Cadets is a fantastic way to understand what the Air Force is about, and what an aviation career might be about.
“By being part of the cadet movement, you begin to understand those values that we must uphold. But you also learn essential core values that will be good use for you throughout your life.”
CAF took the opportunity to mix with the cadets and answer questions, but said: “I can answer any questions you’ve got, but what invariable happens is a couple of photos and selfies!”
The Flight Plan and Log Book can be used by cadets as a personal record of their AAFC experiences.
It provides AAFC members with information about AAFC activities and benefits, including leadership, solo flying, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and the TAFE Certificate III in Business.
The notebook also includes details information for parents. The flight Plans and Log Book was trialled at the airshow, and if successful, consideration will be given to distributing the Cadet Wings Australia-Wide.
This story originally appeared in Air Force News