Dundigal

Shram se Siddhi - (Accomplishment thru Hard Work) - The Crest of the Air Force Academy 

Situated 43km from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad is the Air Force Academy [AFA] at Dundigal village. The AFA is the cradle of training   not only for the IAF pilots, but also for the ground duty and technical officers . Established at this location in the year 1971, every year two batches of  pilots graduate to proceed for further training in the Fighter , Transport and the Helicopter wings at other training establishments.

The AFA has numerous HPT-32 Deepak piston engine trainers to impart Ab-initio training and HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk 1 Jet Trainers to impart basic Jet aircraft training. Apart from this, Ground Duty officer training is also carried out in various trades

Shram se Siddhi - (Accomplishment thru Hard Work) - The Crest of the Air Force Academy

A pristine HAL HPT-32 Deepak was installed at the Sports Complex in AFA in August 2014. All Deepak aircraft had been grounded after the fatal accident in 2009. 

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