The Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy (RNoAFA) is the Norwegian Air Force’s college which conducts officer training for the RNoAF and the Norwegian Armed Forces. The school was established in 1949 and is one of the Armed Forces´ three military academies. The two others are the Army Academy and the Naval Academy. The students at the Armed Forces´ Academies are referred to as cadets and have full salary during education. The cadets at the RNoAFA have their own association, the Cadet Society (Kadettsamfunnet). The RNoAFA has a staff of 40 and a student body of 80 cadets and has since 1961 been located in Trondheim. The Commandant of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy is (from Autumn 2009) Colonel Ole Asbjørn Fauske.
The RNoAFA, in addition to educating future Norwegian officers, conducts research and development (R&D). This activity is done within the main areas of air power (military theory, foreign- and security policy) and leadership. The RNoAFA has its own academic fields within these areas, and contributes with publication and lectures both nationally and internationally. The RNoAFA has a broad and close network with several institutes at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and internationally within air power theory.