After you have cleared the selection procedure, you are sent to one of the Air Force training establishments. Here you undergo scientifically planned rigorous physical and academic training that is aimed to gear you for the life in Air Force.

All the Air Force training establishments are equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and the best of the facilities including clubs, swimming pools, squash courts etc. Once you join the training establishments, Air Force takes care of all your requirements like food, lodging etc. and also gives you a monthly stipend during the training period.

Currently we have following Air Force Training Centers in India.

 AirForce Training Centers             Place
 Air Force Administrative College  Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
 Air Force Academy  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
 Air Force Technical College  Jalahalli
 Airmen Training School (ATS)  Sambre, Belgaum
 Flying Instructors’ School  Tambaram (Tamil Nadu)
 Elementrary Flying School  Bidar (Karnataka)
 Fighter Training and Transport  Hakimpur and Yelahanka(Karnataka)
 Institute of Aviation Medicine  Bengaluru (Karnataka)
 Paratroopers Training School  Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
 Navigation and Signal School  Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
 College of Air Warfare  Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
 Ground Training Institutes  Vadodara (Gujarat) and Barrackpur (West Bengal)
 Transport Training Wing  Yelahanka (Bangalore)

 Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy (AFA), the premier training centre of the Indian Air, is the cradle of training for pilots, ground duty and technical officers of IAF. Established in 1969 and started in 1971. Air Force Academy is located at Dundigal, about 25 km away from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is spread over 7,000 acres of land.The institute was set up with the intention of training cadets from all streams at one central location.

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Air Force Academy

Air Force Technical College

Established on 4 July 1949. The aim of the college is to educate and train engineers from various disciplines on the current technologies of aircraft, weapon and support system held by Indian Air Force and also to instill qualities of military leadership, managerial skills, values and ethos of an Air Warrior, to enable them to function effectively as Aeronautical Engineers and contribute to growth of knowledge through research and development as members of officer cadre of the Indian Air Force.

On completion of 22 weeks of initial training conducted at Air Force Academy. Thereafter, the remaining 52 weeks of training of engineering Officers is conducted at Air Force Technical College (AFTC), Bangalore. The training at AFTC is divided into two terms of 24 weeks each separated by a term break.

The training includes work in electronic and propulsion labs, specialisation involving visits to R & D establishments, aviation, electronic industries and front line field units to facilitate assimilation. A balance is maintained between theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on simulated as well as actual equipment to augment the technical skills.

Air Force Technical College

Air Force Administrative College

Air Force Administrative College (AFAC), located at Coimbatore, is one of the oldest training establishments of the Indian Air Force. The aim of the College is to impart advanced training to the officers in various branches of the IAF and perfect their knowledge & skill so as to enable them to handle their duties independently in their respective branches. The College has won laurels and applause from all quarters. The President of India, His Excellency Sri KR Narayanan presented the Colours in October 2000. The College serves as a gateway the vast and mighty doors of the IAF.


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:

  1. Basic Air Staff Course : Officers (BASCO)
  2. Intermediate Air Staff Course : Officers (ISCO)
  3. Basic Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (BPKC)
  4. Advances Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (APKC)
  5. Para Legal Course

Besides these, this College is a premier institute for conducting Meteorology branch related courses:-

  1. Initial Forecasters’ Course (IFC)
  2. Advanced Met Courses for Met Tradesmen (SNCOs)
  3. 2nd Stage Training of GDOC (Met)

Air Force Administrative College

Flying Instructors School

Flying Instructors School(FIS) is tasked to impart quality training to experienced pilots and mould them into dedicated and extremely skilled flying instructors.The admirable status of our military pilots in measure of sheer professionalism is distinct testimony to the efforts of FIS year after year. FIS is a source of pride and the envy of all professionally competent aviators.

Flying Instructors SchoolAir Force Tambaram


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