Republic of China Air Force Academy

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Republic of China Air Force Academy
中華民國空軍軍官學校
Republic of China Air Force Academy Main Gate Front 20111015b.jpg
TypeMilitary academy
Established1928 (in Nanjing)
1931 (in Hangzhou)
1949 (in Kaohsiung)
Location, ,
Websitewww.cafa.edu.tw

The Republic of China Air Force Academy (CAFA; Chinese: 中華民國空軍官校; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Kōngjūn Guānxiào) is the military academy for the air force of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and is located in Gangshan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Republic of China Air Force Academy officers and students in the 1950s.

Mainland China[edit]

The Republic of China Air Force Academy was initially established in 1928 in Nanjing as the Central Army Academy's Aviation Corps, then reorganized as the Central Army Academy's Aviation Class in 1929. In 1931, it was moved to Jianqiao, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang. A year later in 1932, the name was changed to Central Aviation School. And in 1938, it was finally changed to Air Force Academy.

Taiwan[edit]

After the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the academy was stationed in Gangshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.[1] In September 1960, the academy was reorganized with a four-year university system.[2]

Academics[edit]

Republic of China Air Force Academy cadets

Faculties[edit]

Education in the academy is divided into two major fields, which are the general field and military field. General field consists of four departments, namely Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Avionic Engineering, Department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Aviation Management. The military field consists of four categories, namely Basic Theory, Joint Warfare, Military Intelligence and Specialized Knowledge.[3]

Teaching facilities[edit]

The academy is equipped with various classrooms and laboratories to support the academic activities. Classrooms in the academy are Aircraft System Models, Astronomy, Joint Warfare, Military Intelligence Analysis and Weapon Introduction. Laboratories in the academy are Flight Simulator, Multimedia Studio and Wind Tunnel Research.[4]

Libraries and digital resources[edit]

In 2014, the academy library joined the Taiwan Academic E-book and Database Consortium. As of December 2015, the academy has a collection of 24,700 volumes of e-books.[5]

Student life[edit]

The school consists of 12 student clubs, ranging from academic, arts and recreational fields.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Transport[edit]

The academy is accessible West from Gangshan South Station of the Kaohsiung MRT or Gangshan Station of the Taiwan Railways.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brief Introduction". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Educational System". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Education and Flight Training". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Brief Introduction". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Our school library is now part of the Taiwan Academic E-book & Database Consortium and endeavors to improve our e-book collection". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

Coordinates: 22°46′57″N 120°15′57″E / 22.78250°N 120.26583°E / 22.78250; 120.26583