After a scientific preparatory class (PTSI/PT) in Nantes, I chose to join the French Air and Space Force Academy last August. I quickly adapted to my new environment. To live on the Air ForceBase is very useful: each student has an individual room equipped with a desk and bathroom facilities. A common room allows everyone to get together to exchange ideas and share good times. A real squad life has developed since the integration, during which we got to know each of its members. The training is very complete: between the military training periods in the field, the motivational courses in the unit, the flight courses and the engineer training, I don't have time to be bored and I am always surrounded by my peers.
I entered the French Air and Space Force Academy after three years of preparatory classes in a military high school. Here, we follow a complete military and aeronautical specialist training which aims to give us the keys to our future profession. Everything is organized on the Air Force Base to allow us to succeed in our career. We are housed in single rooms and have high-quality sports facilities.
The spirit of the class quickly developed, and I learned a lot by discovering many different experiences within my entry. Everyone is passionate, whatever their age, and this contributes to the cohesion of the group.
I have never stopped learning since I arrived at the French Air and Space Force Academy last August. After two years in civilian preparatory classes PTSI/PT, I discovered the world of the army. Being passionate about aeronautics, I am delighted to live on the Air Force Base 701 where the prestigious “Patrouille de France” trains. During my first year, I had a busy schedule. There were periods of military training on the ground to teach us the basics of combat, and we also did our introductory military parachute certificate. We also carried out an internship in operational units. Without forgetting the academic part, intended to bring us the necessary culture for the officer's job. Finally, between traditions, life in the entry and sports tournaments, everything is made to build a value that is so dear to us: cohesion.
After three years of preparatory classes at the “Pierre Corneille” high school in Rouen in the PC program, I joined the French Air and Space Force Academy's class of 2018 to pursue the mechanics program. The first two months of integration were a completely new experience that allowed me to push my limits with the help of group cohesion. This cohesion is strengthened by the fact that we live on the Air Force Base, which allows us to be more involved in each other's multiple and varied experiences. Life on the base is spread between academic training, military training, and moments shared over various activities.
I served in the French Air Force as a non-commissioned officer from 2013 in an operational unit at the GAAO then I joined the French Air and Space Force Academy in 2018.
As time passes, the differences between "Interns" and "Externs" tend to blur. Cohesion is developed in the field, in the evenings and within the boarding schools.
The training is interesting because the courses will be useful later and we study a wide range of subjects.
Enlisted in 2014 as a non-commissioned officer, I was assigned to the Air Force Human Resources Directorate (DRHAA) on the Air Force Base 705 in Tours. In 2017, I applied for the French Air and Space Force Academy internal recruitment exam. I was admitted to join the Academy as a future air defense control officer. We began the academic training punctuated by classes, sports, exams, and military periods. The return to student status was not easy for us, the oldest ones, but the unique entry allows us to meet many people and to share our very different paths. We have the opportunity to bring our experience of the military to the young recruits while they bring their youthful spirit and enthusiasm to us.
After 3 years at the Saint-Cyr military high school in literary preparatory classes, I joined the Air and Space Force Academy via the Political Science exam. During the first two years of my schooling, I lived in a single room; however, I can spend time with my squad in our common room. We use this room to work or to spend evenings together. In addition, we try as much as possible to have our meals together in the student dining facility. It's an opportunity to relax, discuss and exchange our different experiences.
Although we have different academic backgrounds, we all have the same military training periods. This is an opportunity to acquire military know-how and skills, especially through training activities. Through difficulties, we forge cohesion between the different squads’ members whose profiles are all very different, but complementary.