Academic Education aimed at providing the Cadets with knowledge and skills on the domain of their specialty. At the same time it aimed at the cultivation of creative scientific thought and the familiarization with research so that the future officers of the Hellenic Air Force would be capable of complying with the evolution of air systems.
Academic Education was conducted in the form of teaching in class and was complemented with practical applications in the Academy laboratories, as well as with educational visits.
Within the framework of Academic Education, Educational visits to Air Force and Armed Forces Units, State Institutions and Civil Services were organized, as well as Lectures on General Education concerning current national issues, issues on flight and ground safety and sanitary conditions. Educational Trips were also organized.
Furthermore, the Cadets were divided into different levels in English and French according to their existing knowledge.
Duties and Responsibilities of Departments
The mission of the Education Department was to schedule, control, materialize, upgrade and solve any educational problems as well as to inform the teaching staff and the Cadets on educational issues relevant to them.
Teaching Staff Department
The mission of the Teaching Staff Department was to apply the necessary employment procedures, to schedule the teaching staff (teachers – military instructors), to inform them and solve any problems concerning educational issues relevant to them.
Educational Support Department
The mission of the Educational Support Department was to implement the necessary procedures on the provision and supply of the educational reference books, means and materials which supported the education provided.
The mission of the Laboratory Department was to apply practical training, so as to familiarize the Cadets with the modern technical equipment of the Air Force.
Speciality & Subject Supervisors
The Specialty and Subject Supervisors (Education Supervisors) were the link between the Cadets and the Academic Education Directorate. The mission of the Supervisors was to provide Academic Education and to improve the education provided (Designing a General Syllabus for each specialty), so that it kept apace with the technological advances of the air force. The Specialty Supervisor monitored and controled the Cadets’ progress in his specialty and applied or proposed the necessary measures in each case for distinguished or weak students.
For the successful implementation of the Academic Education programs, the following support means were available in the Academy:
25 classrooms equipped with modern teaching aids were available.
The laboratories available in the Academy, equipped with advanced lab equipment, were the following:
- Cumputer Science (three)
- Weapon Specialists
- Motor Vehicle Mechanics
- Telecommunications – Radar
- Computer – Television Sets
- Aircraft Hydraulic Equipment
- Aircraft Engines
- Electronic Structures & Printed Circuits
- Electronics & Electronic Equipment
- Basic Electronics & Telecommunications
- Machine Technology
- Computer-based Training
There was one Lending Library in the Academy. 1,500 book titles of varied content were available. The library was a subscriber to both Foreign and Greek magazines.
- Television Sets
- Transparency Projectors
- Slide Projectors
- Electronic Projectors (connection to PCs – TV sets – VIDEOS)