Hellenic Air Force Radio Navigators Academy
Nowadays, the Academy aims mainly at the development of candidates’ abilities as radio navigators through the appropriate and systematic training including military training, which will enhance their skills and morale in order to carry out their task successfully.
The Academy’s mission is to develop, through a thorough curriculum, competent radio navigator NCOs in order to deal with particularly demanding responsibilities as aircrew members, as well as various responsibilities assigned to them within an organization of high technological standards such as the Hellenic Air Force.
The Academy’s emblem depicts the AF’s escutcheon with the image of the Globe and the wings as well as the Great Bear and Cassiopeia constellations, symbols, since ancient times, of navigation. The verse in Ancient Creek “ΑΣΤΡΟΙΣ ΤΗΝ ΟΔΟΝ ΕΤΕΚΜΑΙΡΟΥ» by the philosopher and historian Arrianos (Alexander’s Ascent” Book I, Chapter XVI, verse 6) is also written on the top of the emblem, meaning: “The stars show us the right way” (Loucian).
The Radio Navigators NCO Academy (S.I.R) is operating as an independent Unit of the Hellenic Air Force. (equivalent to a Group).
The Academy is located at the Dekeleia Air Base, Tatoi, at a distance of about 18 km from the City of Athens. As the Radio Navigators NCO Academy does not operate on a continuous basis it does not dispose its own premises. Therefore it is hosted at the premises of the Technical NCO Academy (STYA).
13 series of Navigators have graduated from the Radio Navigators NCO Academy.
Education & Training provided
Education/Training constitutes the Academy’s basic mission and aims at the provision of knowledge of high standards, so that the graduates become excellent professional Radio Navigators and competent cadres of Hellenic Air Force.
Training is distinguished in: Flight, Academic, Military and Physical Training
After the students’ enrollment at the Academy the Basic Military Training starts with the aim to mould the cadet’s character to a well-trained NCO of HAF, and a Special Physical Training Program with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the cadet’s physical condition and physique.
After the completion of the Basic Military Training and the swearing-in ceremony starts the Academic, Flight, Physical and Military Training, which take place during whole period of attendance at the Academy.
In addition to the courses, the Academy provides educational visits, journeys and lectures in national, military and social issues.
The programming and the materialization of the training are accomplished according to the General Program of the Academy, approved by the Air Training Command.
The attendance at the Academy lasts for two academic years. Every academic year is divided into two periods of 6 months each.
The Academy uses educational reference books from book stores, T.E.I (Technical Educational Institutions). For courses that cannot be covered by the above mentioned sources, professors and Military Instructors are assigned with the writing of the necessary manuals.
For the flight training, the Academy uses the special configured C-130AUP aircraft, whose flights can be recorded by a portable computer and are being analyzed extensively after their termination. Flight simulator and Electronic Navigation Designing program are also used in ground preparation.
The Teaching Personnel of the Academy comprises teachers (University and Higher Education Institutions graduates) and military instructors (trainers) (for specialization courses and flight training).
During the attendance at the Academy further educational visits of cultural and historical interest are being accomplished.
Duties during his career
31/8/2012 - 16th Motorcycle Riding Safety Seminar
19/8/2012 - Injured man MEDEVAC by HAF Super Puma (video)
16/8/2012 - Minister of National Defence visit at 115 CW
10/8/2012 - Deputy Minister of ND visit at 112 CW
3/8/2012 - HAFA Command handover/takeover ceremony
2/8/2012 - HAFTC Command handover/takeover ceremony
1/8/2012 - HAFSC Command handover/takeover ceremony
31/7/2012 - HTAF Command handover/takeover ceremony
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