Camps & Courses

Weekend Camps

We’re sure you’ve got it by now, but the AAFC is not about taking it easy – it’s about seeing what you’re made of.

Camps get you out and about and give you a taste of what RAAF personnel experience. They’re also some of the most enjoyable and memorable things you’ll do. Usually based around adventurous activities (especially fieldcraft), this is where you take control of your new abilities and put them to the test.

Your first taste will be weekend camps, run by our squadron. These allow time for more intensive training than during your regular Wednesday parades, but can fit into a weekend and not interfere with school holidays. You could be doing all kinds of things like fieldcraft, survival, or other specialized training.

General Service Training Camps

Once you’re used to local camps you’ll want more. Several times per year, you’re given the opportunity to attend a camp on an operational RAAF base. These camps last a week (normally Saturday to Saturday) with the purpose of getting you even closer to service life. As an AAFC cadet, you’ll fit right in.

You’ll sleep in RAAF accommodation blocks, eat at the airmen’s mess and visit the various sections around the base. You’ll meet the base personnel, as well as take part in sports, quizzes, aircraft recognition competitions and any social activities which may be available. There will be drill, uniform and room inspections and everything will earn points for you as an individual and for your team.

Being on an RAAF base puts you in a perfect position to get opportunity flights on other aircraft which may have a few spare seats. Hercules flight anyone?