Republic of China Air Force Academy

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

Republic of China Air Force Academy
中華民國空軍軍官學校
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Former name
Central Army Academy's Aviation Corps (1928-1929)
Central Army Academy's Aviation Class (1929-1932)
Central Aviation School (1932-1938)
TypeMilitary academy
Established1928
SuperintendentMajor-General Wang Tien-hu
Address
22°46′57″N 120°15′57″E / 22.78250°N 120.26583°E / 22.78250; 120.26583Coordinates: 22°46′57″N 120°15′57″E / 22.78250°N 120.26583°E / 22.78250; 120.26583
Websitewww.cafa.edu.tw
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HistoryEdit

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

Mainland ChinaEdit

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 from Dajiaochang Airport to Jianqiao Airport in 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. During the War of Resistance-WWII, following the Battle of Shanghai and the Battle of Nanjing, the Air Force Academy was relocated to the Kunming Wujiaba airbase[1]

TaiwanEdit

After the Chinese Civil War in 1949, the academy was stationed in Gangshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.[2] In September 1960, the academy was reorganized with a four-year university system.[3]

AcademicsEdit

 
Republic of China Air Force Academy cadets

FacultiesEdit

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.[4]

Teaching facilitiesEdit

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.[5]

Libraries and digital resourcesEdit

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.[6]

Student lifeEdit

The school consists of 12 student clubs, ranging from academic, arts and recreational fields.[5]

Notable alumniEdit

TransportEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "朱青川:3次亲历日军飞机轰炸巫家坝机场_我身边的抗战英雄征集活动_共产党员网". www.12371.cn. 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2021-01-15. 巫家坝机场:1937年抗日战争爆发后,国民党中央空军航空学校由杭州迁至昆明巫家坝机场,此后,中国航空公司、中央航空公司也因战势所迫,向昆明转移,巫家坝机场成为国民党航空总指挥部所在地和民航的聚集地。1941年,太平洋战争爆发后不久,巫家坝机场更成为当时中国唯一的国际进出口机场。
  2. ^ "Brief Introduction". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Educational System". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Education and Flight Training". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Brief Introduction". R.O.C. Air Force Academy. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  6. ^ "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.