PAF Academy (Golf Club)
PAF Academy is located at Risalpur which is a small town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is situated about 15 Kilometers south west of the historical city of Mardan and 8 ilo meters from Nowshera, across the bank of Kabul River, on the main road to the beautiful valley of Swat. It is at one-hour drive from Peshawar and two-hour drive from Islamabad.
The history of PAF Academy Risalpur dates back to 1910 when a cantonment was established within its premises. During WW-I, the Royal Flying Corps was set up at Risalpur, which later became RPAF Flying Training School (FTS) on 15 September, 1947. Wing Commander Asghar Khan assumed responsibilities as the first Officer Commanding of the School, and first GD (P) course graduated from FTS on 02 January, 1948.
Today, PAF Academy is reckoned as one of the premier training institutions of the country. Its components, including College of Flying Training, College of Aeronautical Engineering, Military Training Wing, Admin Wing and Support Wing have been collectively entrusted with the onerous responsibility of training, nurturing and grooming the entire future of officers’ corps of the PAF. These components are also training the cadets from Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and allied countries. Over the years, officers' training for all branches of PAF has been unified at the Academy, bringing greater harmony and standardization in military and professional training of PAF officers.
Military Training Wing
Military Training Wing provides ample opportunities to cadets to groom their personalities through Debates, Drama, Public Speaking, Para-Jumping, Skiing, Techniques of jungle, desert, sea and snow survival, horse riding, Para-motor and Gliding.
Cadets are provided with adequate facilities to pursue games and sports of their choice. Officers and trained instructors supervise the cadets’ sports activities. Bi-annual Inter Squadron Competitions are held in different games. Cadets show great zeal and fervor to win trophies for the prestige of their respective squadrons. The squadron excelling in games and sports is awarded the Championship Trophy. All such activities are aimed to engender healthy competition and instill esprit de corps among squadron members.
Facilities for the following games are available:
Co Curricular Activities
Besides outdoor games, a number of facilities and clubs for indoor activities like Body Building, Table Tennis, Billiards, Snooker, Chess and Drama are also available in the Mess. Additionally, the Academy also provides ample opportunities to inculcate and develop the personal hobbies of cadets. A well-equipped Hobbies Club is housed in an independent building that provides facilities of painting, aero-modelling, para gliding, photography, electronic model designing, wood-works and music.
Medical facilities are provided to the students as and when required through the medical inspection rooms established at Academy. However, in case of any severe illness or specialized treatment cadets are referred to the upgraded military hospitals functioning in Nowshera and Peshawar.