Young people take on Air Force challenge

Alisha Spekking and Mathew Harris make it safely to the life raft (OH10-0482-027).
Alisha Spekking and Mathew Harris make it safely to the life raft (OH10-0482-027).

8 July 2010

Up to 80 Year 12 and 13 students from the Manawatu, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago regions are getting a taste of fun, adventure and challenges as they spend a week at Air Force Base Ohakea.
For the students taking part in the ‘Air Force Challenge’, which runs from 5-9 July, the week includes training exercises, sporting activities and the opportunity to talk with airmen and airwomen about what a career in the Air Force may hold.

RNZAF Palmerston North recruiting officer Flight Lieutenant Karina Chipman said the students had all expressed interest in an Air Force career through their school careers advisers.

“The ‘Air Force Challenge’ allows students to experience what Air Force life is really like and learn about a number of trades they may not be aware of. 

“Within the Air Force there is such a variety of career options including engineers, logistics specialists, communications, security, and of course aircrew. This week is about giving the students the opportunity to get up close and see first hand what life in the Air Force is all about,” said FLTLT Chipman.


For further information please contact Anna Sussmilch, Defence Communications Group, on 04 496 0286 or 021 676 338.



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