Chief of Air Force visits Indonesia
28 January 2011
The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO, today visited the IndonesianAirForceAcademyin Yogyakarta, where he addressed the cadets and attended the opening of the Academy’s new language laboratory.
The Royal Australian Air Force contributed books on air power, history and principles to help establish the language laboratory, as part of Australia’s commitment to provide English language support to Indonesia’s military.
Speaking with cadets prior to the opening, Air Marshal Binskin encouraged the Academy’s cadets to make the most of the opportunities available to them in the Air Force.
“I wish you well in your future careers, and I hope that you will be able to take part in opportunities with the Australian Air Force.”
Yesterday Air Marshal Binskin met with his counterpart Air Chief Marshal Imam Sufaat, Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff.
“Indonesia and Australia share values and interests and work closely together to address regional challenges.
“In addition, we are pleased with the close relationship that has developed between the Roulettes and the Indonesian Air Force Jupiter aerobatic teams,”Air Marshal Binskin said.
An exchange program exists between the two Air Forces for high performing cadets.
Media Note: Imagery of an Air Marshal Binskin’s visit to the Indonesian AirForce Academy is available here.