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“The mission of the Bangladesh Air Force Academy is to train and develop future Air Force Leaders with vision for tomorrow”.

                                 “SKY IS THE LIMIT”
                 “DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO”

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Background

Following the heroic contribution of Air Force personnel in the Liberation War, the need of having an academy to train future Air Force leaders was earnestly felt. The idea was crystallized in 1973, and the academic activities started under the name of BAF Cadets’ Training Unit (CTU) at Kurmitola, Dhaka in November 1974. The CTU was shifted to Jessore in April 1977 and re-named as the Cadets’ Training Wing (CTW). With the growing need of time, the CTW was re-modeled as a full-fledged Academy and renamed as Bangladesh Air Force Academy (BAFA) in April 1982. The Academy was initially affiliated with Rajshahi University and later on, with the National University, for awarding B Sc (Bachelor-in-Science) in (Aeronautics) graduation degree to the Flight Cadets. Today, with its wide curriculum of flying, academic, general service and command and leadership training, the Academy is on a firm footing to develop the young trainees from home and abroad, as an all round officer. By maintaining an international standard, the Academy has trained cadets from various friendly countries. The Academy was awarded with the prestigious National Colours in 2003 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh in recognition of its outstanding achievement.

Location

Bangladesh Air Force Academy is located in the district town of Jessore at BAF Base Matiur Rahman. It is situated at (approx) 140 km South-West of Capital Dhaka and can be reached by air, road or train.

Types of training

In BAF Academy, Flight Cadets receive training for two years and after successful completion of training Flight cadets are commissioned in different branches of Bangladesh Air Force. Those branches are General Duty (Pilot), Maintenance Technical Engineering, Maintenance Technical Communication and Electronics, Maintenance Technical Armament, Logistic, Administrative, Air Traffic Control, Education, Legal, Accounts, Meteorology etc. A Flight cadet can also earn a BSc (Aeronautics) degree of National University from Bangladesh Air Force Academy. Female cadets can not join the General Duty (Pilot) Branch but they can join other branches of Bangladesh Air Force.

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