Cadets in the simulator cockpit
Cadets in the simulator cockpit

Australian Air League seeks Coolangatta squad

Cadet members from the Australian Air League recently attended Air Gold Coast's Open Day to view their facilities and experience the pilot flight training simulator.

During their visit Peter Long, General Manager of this long established local organisation expressed surprise that the Air League did not have a squadron in the Coolangatta/Tweed area.

He added that given the wide range of aviation activities and the many flight schools that operate around Coolangatta this seemed like an ideal place to expand the organisations presence in Queensland.

To establish a squadron in the Coolangatta area just seven members are required together with a couple of adults to train as leaders. Initially, a Coolangatta squadron would be operated by some of Air Leagues' existing officers.

Activities include, but are not limited to, ceremonial drill, aviation theory, meteorology, navigation and aircraft construction. In conjunction with its aviation related activities values such as leadership, good citizenship and team work are also developed.

The Australian Air League also provides opportunities to participate in a range of flying experiences.

The Australian Air League formed in 1934, is a national not-for-profit, uniformed youth organisation for boys and girls and is widely regarded as the primary school of aviation.

If you have a son or daughter interested in aviation and would like further information about the Australian Air League please contact Wing Captain Walter Savell on 07 55029138 or visit the Air League website, airleague.com.au.



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