Last year, the RAAF trialled a 4 day Female Residential Flight Camp for young women interested in a flying career in the Air Force, to align with their Women in the Air Force priority. Last year's camp was a big success, however it was only open to students in the South East corner.
The Flight Camp is being run again this year and is open to all QLD residents/students, which means that female students in our regions are able to apply.
The camp is run at RAAF Base Amberley from 10 - 13 June 2014. Students are provided with accommodation, meals, and 'uniforms' for the duration of the camp, so only airfare and travel to RAAF Amberley would need to be funded by the successful applicants. Students are fully supervised by RAAF and civilian female personnel at all times. A parent/guardian does need to be present at the info session on the first day to sign some additional consent forms and receive information about the camp.
A fairly stringent selection criteria forms part of the application and students must include a letter of endorsement from their school. It would be a real good news story for NQ if we were to have student/s who were selected for this activity.
Note that successful applicants are selected by Air Force personnel who run the camp.
Please click on this link for further information, or see Jenny in the Guidance Office.