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Other Training Establishments

  • AFAC
  • Air Force Administrative College (AFAC), located at Coimbatore, is one of the oldest training establishments of the Indian Air Force. It has been set up exclusively for conducting training programs for in-service officers of the Air Force, Navy and Army as well as officers of friendly foreign countries.
  • Various courses conducted for in service officers are:
    • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-technical)
    • Basic Air Staff Course : Officers (BASCO)
    • Intermediate Air Staff Course : Officers (ISCO)
    • Basic Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (BPKC)
    • Advanced Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (APKC)
    • Para Legal Course
  • Flying Training Establishments
  • The Indian Air Force has Flying Training Establishments (FTE) exclusively set up to train you to take off as a pilot. Each establishment is a mark of your progression, from basic to more complex levels of flying. On completion of training, you are awarded your Wings at a Combined Graduation Parade held at the Air Force Academy.  Following are the Flying Training Establishments:
    • Air Force Academy (Dundigal) – STAGE 0 & I flying training (six months each) along with Joint service training
    • Hakimpet (Secunderabad)
    • Transport Training Wing, Yelahanka (Bangalore)
    • Bidar (Karnataka),Kalaikunda (West Bengal)
  • Thus, after basic Flying training (STAGE I) at AFA, and trifurcation into Fighter, Transport and helicopter stream, a pilot would undergo further training as follows:
    • STAGE II – Advanced stage
    • STAGE III - Specialisation
  • Fighter Stream
  • STAGE II - Hakimpet - 24 Weeks
  • STAGE III - Bidar, Kalaikunda - 24 Weeks
  • Transport Stream
  • STAGE II & III - Yelahanka - 48 Weeks
  • Helicopter Stream
  • STAGE II - Hakimpet - 24 Weeks
  • STAGE III - Yelahanka - 24 Weeks