Fly To Your Dream 2015

 

   The seventh edition of the annual Air Component's "Fly To Your Dream" job day was again organised at Beauvechain airbase on Wednesday 8 April 2014. The event attracted some 270 youngsters between 16 and 33 year old who are interested in a job with the Belgian Air Force. Jobs range from pilot to air traffic controller but is also including a huge spectrum of technical and administrative jobs. In 2015 the Belgian Defence is recruiting some 700 new collaborators in three categories of personnel: 320 soldiers, 260 warrant officers and 120 officers. As of 2015 warrant officers can also take the option of a short-term career.


At the "Fly To Your Dream" event, which is specifically aimed at jobs within the Air Component of the Belgian Defence, potential candidates can get first hand accounts on a job with the Air Force. Personnel of the different specialised jobs for which vacancies are available were present to talk about their job and their equipment. The fact that this personnel was mostly composed of younger recruits greatly facilitates informal contacts. Potential candidates could (re)discover at close range a large number of aircraft and other equipment in service with the Air Component. Several aircraft, made fly-bys and on several occasions F-16 fighters demonstrated mock attacks on the base. Those interested could make a short flight in an Embraer ERJ-145 or an Agusta A109BA Hirundo helicopter to get the "Air Force" feel. This very successful day will certainly have convinced a great number of youngsters to start a career with the Belgian Defence and the Air Force in particular.

 


If you missed this event but are still interested in Defence vacanies look here:

 http://www.mil.be/nl/vacature

 

Future female pilot in the making.... all ears.




Exploring the loaded cargo hold of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft.




Agusta A109BA pilots are convincing daughter and  ... mother as well ....

Visiting Cazaux based Alpha Jet AT-29, with a difference.

 

Practically all visitors enjoyed a ride in Embraer ERJ-145 CE-04 which could lead to some extraordinary encounters in mid-air, Lockheed-Martin F-16AM FA-57.

 

 

 

 

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© Daniel Brackx (April 2015)

 

 

Last updated 07/11/11 10:59   Daniel Brackx

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