The South African Air Force (SAAF) is hosting a Young Falcons camp in KwaZulu-Natal to enlighten and encourage the youth regarding career opportunities in the Air Force and aviation industry.
The camp began on 1 December and runs until the 15th, when there will be a passing out parade and awards ceremony at eNyokeni Royal Palace in Kwa-Nongoma. A career day will be held on 7 December at Masibumbane High School.
Zulu Queen Nompumelelo Mchiza delivered the opening address of the camp earlier in the week.
The Air Force said the camp is being run in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and the Zulu Royal Council and is being held at Ulundi, Masibumbane High School.
“The aim of the Young Falcons Camp is to enlighten and encourage the youth of the Zululand District on career opportunities available in the Air Force and aviation industry as well as address issues of delinquency amongst the youth,” the SAAF said.
The camp will focus on the principles of flight, history of military aviation, drill lessons, civic education and ethics. One thousand grade eight and nine learners have been earmarked by the Department of Education to take part.
The Silver Falcons aerobatic display team is due to take part in the camp.