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Air League Seeks to Take off on the Sunshine Coast

The Australian Air League is seeking to take off on the Sunshine Coast, opening a new Squadron there for young boys and girls aged 8 to 18.

Cadets in Cockpit

Cadet members from the Australian Air League are again set to attend the upcoming Queensland Air Museum’s Open Weekend on 1st July 2017 to view their displays and experience these aspects of aviation heritage and history first hand. Both the Queensland Air Museum and the Sunshine Coast Aero Club have been very supportive of the aviation-orientated youth organisation and have expressed surprise that the Air League does not yet have a squadron on the Sunshine Coast. Given the wide range of aviation activities and the many flight schools that operate across the Sunshine Coast region the Air League has determined that this is an ideal place to expand the organisations presence in Queensland.

To establish a squadron on the Sunshine Coast just seven members are required together with a couple of adults to train as leaders. Initially, a Sunshine Coast squadron would be operated by some of Air Leagues’ existing officers whilst these local leaders are trained.

Cadets on Parade

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, self-discipline, good citizenship and team work are also developed.

The Australian Air League also provides opportunities to participate in a range of flying experiences, including gliding and powered flying.

The Australian Air League, formed in 1934, is a national not-for-profit, uniformed youth organisation for boys and girls aged 8 to 18 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 the Queensland Group Executive Commissioner on 0447 132 688, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit the Air League website at www.airleague.com.au .

Australian Air League History Committee - Reminder

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Federal Operations Circular, pdf FOC 2/2017 (128 KB) dated 28th February 2016, advised of the Council’s decision to re-activate the Australian Air League History Committee.

The Circular also called for Expressions of Interest from persons wishing to nominate as a committee member with a due date, for receipt, of 30th April 2017.

Whilst a number of expressions have been received there is room for more participants so the due date has been extended to 30th June 2017 and anyone wishing to join the committee is urged to submit an expression of interest by that date.

Expressions of Interest are to be sent to the Chief Commissioner via:
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR
Post - PO Box 1226, Narre Warren VIC 3805.

Federal Routine Order 3/2017

Federal Routine Order 3/2017 is available for download and contains details of the latest awards, promotions and other news. It can be accessed from the Australian Air League website pdf here (113 KB) .

Air League Cadets Out Of This World

One the 31st May cadets from the South Australia Wing of the Australian Air League had the opportunity to talk to French astronaut Thomas Pesquet as he orbitted the Earth on board the International Space Station.