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École de formation des sous-officiers de l'armée de l'air

This is the training school[1] [2] [3] for non-commissioned officers (NCO) of the French Air Force, recruited directly from the civilian life or the EETAA 722 school. This aeronautic establishment prepares tomorrow's task forces to quickly be dispatched in foreign military operations.

Air Base 721
École de formation des sous-officiers de l'armée de l'air
Insigne de l'École de formation des sous-officiers de l'Armée de l'air (EFSOAA).jpg
Former names
ETAA 721
S'armer pour le futur
Motto in English
Arm yourself for the future
TypeMilitary school (French Air Force)
Officer in charge
Brigadier General Alain Boullet
Academic staff
Location, ,
CampusSaint Agnant

The school campus located south of Rochefort hosts on average 6,300 NCOs. It provides an initial military formation followed by an advanced technical training chosen among thirty streams in aeronautics such as: engine, structure, armament, embedded systems, logistics...etc... These courses last from 20 to 48 weeks and are open to all military corps using aerial equipment: French Army, French Navy and Gendarmerie. It’s the largest military site of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.


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Airport typePublic/Military
OwnerFrench Republic
OperatorGeneral Council of Charente-Maritime
Elevation AMSL56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates45°53′22″N 0°58′57″W / 45.88944°N 0.98250°W / 45.88944; -0.98250
Rochefort-Saint-Agnant is located in France
Location of Rochefort-Saint-Agnant, France
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 7,480 2,280 Asphalt
12/30 2,723 830 Grass

References and external linksEdit

  1. ^ “Emmanuel Macron attendu le 14 juin à la base aérienne de Rochefort" Sud Ouest, June 1st, 2018
  2. ^ José Maigre et Michel Ribot (1987). Les écuyers du ciel : arpètes et mécanos au service de l'Armée de l'Air (in French). ISBN 9782704805648.
  3. ^ Patricia Nomballais et Olivier Taprest (2013). Base école de Rochefort : 80 ans de formation aéronautique (in French). ISBN 9782364660083.

Coordinates: 45°53′48″N 0°58′50″W / 45.8967°N 0.9806°W / 45.8967; -0.9806