Air Education Training Command
The mission of the Air Education and Training Command is to educate and train Philippine Air Force personnel in support of the Philippine Air Force mission. Its specific functions include: Providing professional military education and preparing officers and enlisted pers to assume positions of higher responsibility; conducting basic military training and education to Philippine Air Force enlisted personnel; conducting primary and basic flying training to aviation student officers of the Philippine Air Force; conducting pre-commissioning education and officer training to prospective officers of PAF; conducting technical training and allied courses; operating and maintaining base facilities and providing services; and perform other functions as directed by higher headquarters.
Fernando Air Base used to be a sugar cane plantation before the Second World War. It is 1,220 feet Above Sea Level and is situated on a plateau over looking Taal volcano.
In 1952, Fernando Air Base became a training base for the Philippine Air Force. Training units and other support units of the Philippine Air Force were grouped together there under the 100th training wing.
On 21 September 1999, the 100th Training Wing was inactivated and the Air Education and Training Command was established, with a larger vision towards becoming the leading aerospace education and training institution in the region, and in the realization of the PAF Modernization Program.
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