In addition to the regular training offered through the squadron during the school year, the Air Cadet program offers the opportunity for cadets to pursue more in-depth training during summer break. While the National Course applications and Staff applications are now complete, the time for regional summer training applications is now here.

Download the Summer Training Pamphlet

Download the Summer Training Application Form

Cadets and their parents are encouraged to examine the course descriptions, download the pamphlet if you would like and submit your applications as soon as able within the following timelines:

  • Applications due at squadron by 12 February 2019
  • Receipt of National Camp selections is Mid March 2019
  • Receipt of regional summer training selections is Mid April 2019
  • Note our squadron will be assigned primarily to the following serials, and parents and cadets applying should be prepared for these dates:
    • Blackdown CTC 3 Week Courses (BSF, BS, BDC) 8th-19th July
    • Trenton CTC 2 Week GT 5th-16th August
    • Trenton CTC 3 Week Courses (BA, BATAC) 29th July – 16th August
    • Note travel will usually be one or two days prior to and after the above dates.
    • Six week courses will run approximately from 8th July – 16th August
    • Note: there are also a number of limited training spots available for functional bilingual cadets who would like to complete their training in French. Interested cadets must notify the Commanding Officer directly.

Regional Courses

GENERAL TRAINING COURSE (GTC)

2 WEEK – LEVEL 1

This two-week course is intended for cadets 12-14 years of age who have completed their first year of cadet training. It introduces the cadet to life at a cadet summer training centre (CSTC) with a focus on the opportunities available through air cadet summer training. Activities include: a field exercise, team-building, airrifle range, drill, building and flying paper gliders and rockets, airport operations, marshalling, tours, recreational sports, swimming, music training, general knowledge and citizenship.

BASIC AVIATION COURSE (BAC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of aviation training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two at the Sqn. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue aviation training opportunities at the Sqn and on future aviation related CSTC training courses.

BASIC AVIATION TECHNOLOGY AND AEROSPACE COURSE (BATAC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

The aim of this three-week course is to further develop in cadets the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and inspire them to pursue specialist training in some or all of the subject areas. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadet to a variety of hands-on practical activities, this course will inspire a cadet to further pursue opportunities in the aerospace and aviation field at the Squadron and on future aerospace and aviation related CSTC program courses.

BASIC FITNESS AND SPORTS COURSE (BSFC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fitness and recreational sports training, building upon what has been experienced at the Sqn. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of ethical sports conduct, sportsmanship and teamwork. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of fitness and recreational sports opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue fitness and recreational sports training at the Squadron and on the Fitness & Sports Instructor course. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Squadron fitness and recreational sports training program.

BASIC DRILL AND CEREMONIAL (LEADERSHIP) COURSE (BDC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

This three week course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the corps, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. The cadets participate in activities such as; commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, provide cadets with the fundamentals of followership, teamwork and leadership training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two of the Squadron program. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Squadron drill training program and prepare them for the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course.

BASIC SURVIVAL COURSE (BSC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of survival training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two of the Squadron program. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to the various aspects of a survival situation, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue survival training opportunities at the Sqn and on the Survival Instructor Course.

ADVANCED AVIATION COURSE (AAC) 

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

The aim of this three-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities within the Air cadet program. By establishing a dynamic learning environment, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue aviation training opportunities at the Squadron and on future aviation, CSTC training courses.

FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSE (FSIC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the squadron, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. The aim of the course will be accomplished by providing dynamic and challenging training that includes ample opportunity for practical application. The cadets will learn theoretical and technical skills required to deliver the Squadron physical education and recreational training program as specialist instructors. This course will ensure that the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Squadron and as Staff Cadets at the CSTCs.

DRILL AND CEREMONIAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE (DCIC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor for drill and ceremonial activities. The aim will be accomplished by further developing drill and ceremonial related specialist skills and knowledge that will allow them to perform the duties of a specialist instructor for ceremonial activities. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of drill and ceremonial opportunities, this course will prepare the cadets to assume a specialist parade position at the Squadron and CSTCs.

SURVIVAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE (SIC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air cadet program. The aim will be accomplished by providing dynamic and challenging training that offers ample opportunity for practical application. The cadets will learn advanced theoretical and technical skills required to assist in the delivery of survival training at the Sqn. This course will ensure the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Squadron and as staff cadets.

AIR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR COURSE (ARMIC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3

The aim of this six-week course is to develop individual air rifle marksmanship and summer Biathalon specialty skills while reinforcing and further developing the leadership and instructional techniques skills preparing the cadets to support these two specialty activities at the Sqn, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. The cadet will be provided with the necessary theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to monitor and instruct other cadets during marksmanship training at the Sqn.

BASIC MUSICIAN COURSE – MILITARY BAND (MB-BMC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

The aim of this course is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their Sqn bands and related music activities. As well, they will experience some aspects of Air Cadet training to help them in their future course selections of the Air CSTC program.

BASIC MUSICIAN COURSE – PIPE BAND (PB-BMC)

3 WEEKS – LEVEL 2 and Up

This three-week course is identical to the MB-BMC, except that the music training is designed for members of a Squadron pipe and drum band. For cadets that like Bagpipes, Tenor drums, and Snare Drums, this is the perfect choice.

INTERMEDIATE MUSICIAN COURSE – MILITARY BAND (MB-IMC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

The aim of all Music Level Courses is to raise each cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level. This training is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their squadron bands and related music activities.During this six-week course, instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also learn some Instructional Techniques relating to music.

INTERMEDIATE MUSICIAN COURSE – PIPE BAND (PB-IMC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 3 and Up

This six-week course is identical to the MB-IMC, except that the music training is designed for members of a Squadron pipe and drum band.

ADVANCED MUSICIAN COURSE – MILITARY BAND (MB-AMC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 4 and Up

The aim of all Music Level Courses is to raise each cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level. During this six-week course, instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also learn some Instructional Techniques relating to music.

ADVANCED MUSICIAN COURSE – PIPES & DRUMS (PB-AMC)

6 WEEKS – LEVEL 4 and Up

This six-week course is identical to the MB-AMC, but is intended for advanced members of a Squadron pipe and drum band.

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