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Air Force Academy

The flag of the Air Force Academy is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rv1007_s11_lentosotakoulu.jpg.

The Air Force Academy (Finnish: Ilmasotakoulu) is located at Tikkakoski in Jyväskylä, Finland. It is a Finnish Air Force pilot training school, which gives initial pilot training for conscripts of the Finnish Air Force. Upon completing initial training, some pilots are transferred to the Training Air Wing at Kauhava, Initial pilot training was formerly given at the Ilmasotakoulu in Kauhava, but basic training was branched off as a separate unit and moved to Tikkakoski in 2005. At the same time, the Kauhava unit change its name into Lentosotakoulu and the new unit in Tikkakoski retained the old name.

The colour of the Air Force Academy carries the honours of the Order of the Cross of Liberty (ribbon and point) awarded to the Academy for the valour of its former pupils. The distinguishing element of the Academy consists of wings, overlaid with a propeller and a swastika.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Air_Force

For more please visit the Air Force Academy official website at: http://www.ilmavoimat.fi/index.php?id=115.
Esteban Rivera on 13 July 2009