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Australian Air Force Cadets presented with newest glider at Avalon

written by WOFA | March 1, 2015

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, with cadets at Avalon Airshow. (Defence)
Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, with cadets at Avalon Airshow. (Defence)

Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) have officially received the newest glider for its training programs.

The presentation took place at the Avalon Airshow on Friday, when Darren Chester, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown presented the new ASK-21 Mi self-launching glider.

The AAFC, a youth development program supported by Air Force, was in the process of receiving 22 new gliders – 11 ASK-21 Mi self-launching gliders and 11 DG 1001 Club soaring gliders.

Commander AAFC, Group Captain (AAFC) Greg Williamson said seven ASK-21 Mi self-launching gliders were currently spread across AAFC units in Stonefield South Australia, Bathurst NSW and Warwick Queensland.

Four more were due to be handed over to units in Point Cook in Victoria and Charters Towers Queensland by the middle of 2015.

Meanwhile, eight DG 1001 Club gliders were already at AAFC units in Bathurst, Warwick, Stonefield and Narrogin Western Australia.

Air Marshal Brown said in a statement on Friday the new gliders would provide more opportunities for cadets to undertake flying activities.



  • David


    Great to see new assets here.

    This is the next generation of military and civil aviation professionals and a great investment in Australia’s aviation minded young people.

    I believe CAF is an ex cadet as is about 20% of every ADFA class… A good investment I think.

  • Stephen s


    Was down at avalon on Sunday to show off this glider to the public as a leading Cadet (LCDT) it looked spectacular!

  • Tom


    I was at the Av airshow on the Friday and Saturday and saw many Air Training Corps Cadets around the place, brought back many memories. Hats off to the Avalon team for a wonderful weekend for the aviation enthusiasts, sheer pleasure!

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