Air Cadets

Air Cadets learn about aviation technologies, air crew survival, and how to fly.


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The Air Cadet Experience


This video highlights the many training opportunities provided to Air Cadets including flying, air crew survival, fitness, parades, and music.

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Technical Courses

Several technical courses are available to learn more about the various aviation-related trades. It is possible to learn more about air traffic controlling, and how to operate an airport. For those more interested in the mechanical aspect, several courses deal with the operation of the instruments and mechanics of an aircraft.

A young female wearing safety goggles is working on an aircraft engine.


Several courses and training are available to learn more about the field of aerospace and its technologies. Individuals participating in aerospace courses learn more about the cosmos and planets. They also design model rockets and can participate in activities that simulate living conditions in space.

A female cadets at the controls of a flight simulator.

Air Crew Survival

The Air Cadet Program covers the learning of forest survival skills. Each unit conducts an annual (air crew survival) adventure exercise where cadets have the opportunity to practice different techniques such as preparing a fire, building a shelter or making themselves visible to the rescue team. These exercises generally include a sleepover in the forest in the shelters built to fully experience the survival skills of a flight crew

A cadet wearing a field training uniform using flint and steel to light a fire for aircrew survival


Members of the Air Cadet Program will be given opportunities to fly in an airplane or glider during their time with the cadets. During this flight, the pilot demonstrates certain movements of the aircraft and explains the important phases of the flight. It is a perfect opportunity to see in practice all the concepts taught during training. Cadets who will be 16 years of age and older by September 1 the year the course is taken and who will have completed the Level 3 program can apply to pilot training. These summer courses allow you to become a glider or power aircraft pilot (called a private pilot's licence).


A female pilot in the front seat of a glider, and a second cadet holding the wing level prior to take off.

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