IAF seeks aspiring air warriors in officer cadre

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    IAF seeks aspiring air warriors in officer cadre


    New Delhi, June 19: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sought eligible Indian graduates and post-graduates, both men and women, to join the force as commissioned officers in the branches of flying, engineering and ground duties on completion of their respective courses, commencing July 2012.To qualify, candidates will have to pass the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), scheduled on August 28 to be held at 57 different cities across the country.

    The last date for submitting applications at AFCAT cells in any of the seven IAF Command Headquarters of Eastern (Shillong), Western (New Delhi), Central (Allahabad), South Western (Gandhinagar), Southern (Thiruvananthapuram), Maintenance (Nagpur) and Training Command (Bangalore) is July 11.All eligibility criterions are given in the IAF website Indian Air Force . For males, the courses are for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the flying, technical and ground duty branches.Males can also opt for Permanent Commission (PC) through Aeronautical Engineers Course (Electronics or Mechanical) and Ground Duty Officers Course (Administration and Logistics, Accounts, Meteorology and Education).For women aspirants, only SSC is offered in the branches of flying, engineering and ground duties.

    The duration of training for flying and technical branches is 74 weeks. Ground duty branches training is for 52 weeks.

    PC in flying branch is presently only through the UPSC route - for NDA (National Defence Academy) graduates and those qualifying CDSE (Combined Defence Services Examination).

    The engagement period for SSC in the flying branch is 14 years from date of commissioning and is non-extendable.

    SSC officers in technical and ground duty branches will have initial tenure of 10 years. Later, an extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, service requirements and availability of vacancies. PC officers would serve till superannuation.

    Qualifying AFCAT will enable aspirants to undergo further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) at Dehradun, Mysore or Varanasi.

    At AFSB, the candidates will be put through intelligence and other tests qualifying which they will undergo psychological and group tests including interview.

    Aspiring pilots will be put through once-in-a-lifetime only allowed Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) to decide whether they can ever hope to be a military aviator.

    For technical branches, qualifying the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) is a must. Both tests are held at the AFSBs.

    Successfully candidates will undergo medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM), Bangalore.

    10 percent vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing 'C' certificate holders.Newly commissioned officers begin drawing gross monthly emoluments of Rs. 57,352 for flying, Rs. 48, 602 for technical and Rs. 46,102 for ground duty branches.

    In addition, furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover, leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) including travel concessions, entitled rations, canteen and officers' mess facilities, insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh, additional Rs. 3.5 lakh for flying branch officers are among some of the benefits IAF offers.

    IAF seeks aspiring air warriors in officer cadre


    So if there are anyone who is eligible, go and apply and fly Rafale,FGFA,LCA's instead of wasting time.

    Sad im not young anymore.:tsk:
     
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    JUNE 19, 2011

    IAF Passing Out Parade


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    Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new batch of officers with 142 newly commissioned Flying Officers graduating from the Air Force Academy (AFA), at Dundigal near Hyderabad, today.

    Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross) reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) and awarded President’s Commission to the graduating cadets that included 22 women Flight Cadets.

    Among the senior IAF officials present at the CGP included Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Air Marshal D Kukreja and AFA Commandant, Air Marshal PR Sharma. Civil dignitaries, retired and serving defence officers, parents and relatives of the newly commissioned officers were among others who witnessed the parade.

    Addressing the newly commissioned IAF officers, the Marshal of the IAF impressed upon building intrinsic qualities of leadership by placing the highest value on honour, integrity and selflessness before one’s own, always and every time.

    Stating Aerospace Power has revolutionised all other forms of warfare and expecting more dramatic changes in Weapon Technology in this decade, the Marshal of the IAF exhorted the young officers to acquire full understanding and knowledge of application of new technologies to exploit the true potential of Aerospace Power.

    The Marshal of the IAF also welcomed the new officers to the Indian armed forces fraternity and advised them to meet any challenge with determination and bring glory to the service and to the motherland.

    Flying Officer Tejas Subhas Kawale, who commanded the parade, was awarded the President’s Plaque and the Chief of the Air Staff ‘Sword of Honour’ for standing first in overall order of merit in Pilot Course.

    President’s Plaque for standing first in the overall order of merit in the Ground duties branch was awarded to Flying Officer CS Pandey, and for Navigation branch to Flying Officer Rahul Singh Rajawat.

    The parade marked the successful culmination of training of the Flight Cadets at various IAF Training Establishments including AFA, Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore, Air Force Stations - Hakimpet, Yelahanka and Begumpet.

    Of the 142 commissioned, 78 are pilots and 13 navigators. The remaining 51 are from the ground duties branches of administration, logistics, accounts, education and meteorology.

    The newly commissioned officers received their first salute from their immediate juniors as they slow-marched out of the parade to the tune of ‘auld lang syne’.

    The IAF Air Warrior Drill Team later displayed thrilling synchronized movements with their rifles with bayonets at the parade square.

    Fly past by Chetak helicopters, Kiran Mk-II trainer aircraft, AN-32, Dornier and Hawk aircraft heralded the occasion. There was also a scintillating aerial ballad by Sarang – IAF’s helicopter display team and a spectrum formation by Avro and Dornier aircraft.


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