Hi, my name is Lukas Plattner, and in 2016 I had the chance to represent Switzerland
in the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) in Germany
is an international non-profit organisation aiming to support and foster young aviation talents from all over the globe. To do so, the IACE selects worldwide upcoming talents in the aviation and aerospace sector, brings these young people from all over the world together, shows them different career prospects in the aviation and aerospace industry and the Air Force, and conveys the culture of the host country. During the exchange, international understanding, mutual respect and interaction with other cultures are promoted, and global networks and friendships are built. Every year, 500 cadets from 23 countries participate in this exchange program.
After the last two difficult years - which have drastically shown that international cooperation and cross-border understanding, and solidarity are needed now more than ever - we, some former IACE Germany cadets, decided to organise a reunion in Germany, to create an opportunity for former cadets and supervisors to exchange and foster international friendships born out of the program.
However, most of us are still relatively young and are students or candidates in the selection or formation phase in the aviation industry. Even though we are lucky to have the official support of the German Air Force Forces Command, some of us crucially depend on additional financial support to attend the reunion.
By your contribution, you would enable Shermine from the Netherlands, Mustafa from Jordan, Raphael from Belgium, Ayşe from Turkey and Kai from the UK to join our reunion as well!
Thanks a lot for your support! :)