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Training as an Officer
Training as an Airman
Training as a Cadet

With an aspiration to achieve excellence, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) selects young men and women with budding credentials. From a pilot officer to the higher echelons, immensely consequential responsibilities are entrusted to the individuals. This task is accomplished through a thorough system of training, which caters for specialized knowledge about the world, military tactics, and material sciences. The training imparted to the PAF personnel from day one and onwards, throughout their career progression, is most precisely carved and tailored to make them a whole person.

The overall training system of the Pakistan Air Force can be divided into two mainstreams i.e., training of officers and training of airmen. Over the years, the training system in the PAF has evolved into a smooth and streamlined procedure, which aims to train the selected ones for air operations and ground support. Presently, large number of training institutions are functioning under the Training Branch.

The standard of training maintained in the PAF is recognized all over the world. It is this trustworthy repute that today the Pakistan Air Force has the credit of providing initial and specialized training to the personnel of over thirty allied countries including:

Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka

Equal emphasis is given to the training of airmen. The selected candidates, inducted to serve as airmen in the PAF, are sent to the Pre-Trade Training School (PTTS), Kohat. PTTS is an institution of well-reputed stature, which imparts basic military cum academic training to the airmen of all trades. Discipline, precision and excellence in profession are the hallmarks, which govern the atmosphere at PTTS.

After passing out from PTTS the airmen are sent to various training schools where professional training concerning respective trades is imparted to them. These institutions are the School of Aeronautics, School of Electronics, Administrative Trades Training School and School of Logistics. Various specialized courses are also designed for the airmen, which enable them to have a firm hold on their profession.

These courses pertain to Aero Technician Trades, Aero Support Trades, Engineering, Air Defence, Medical and courses of miscellaneous nature.

To equip its personnel with appropriate knowledge and skills, the Training Branch of the PAF ensures that the responsibility of preparing the Air Warriors of Pakistan is entrusted to highly qualified, experienced and devoted instructors.

Thus the overall conducive environment of learning, modern teaching equipment and sound teaching methodology at the PAF training institutions, makes the PAF an elite force, whose personnel have vowed to defend the aerial frontiers of Pakistan. There is no doubt that PAF has produced and is still producing men with an extraordinary precision, whose vision is vast enough to encompass the slightest stir of its enemy.

Training Institutions
Pre-Trade Training School
School of Aeronautics
School of Electronics
Administrative Trade Training School
School of Logistics