Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities. There is something for everyone – no matter what their personal interests may be.
The outdoor enthusiast will appreciate learning survival skills for flight crew. The athlete will appreciate physical education and recreation, including a variety of sporting activities like biathlon and Olympic-style marksmanship. The artists will find their niche in the music program.
The curious will appreciate the hands-on activities such as building model aircraft. The scholarly will appreciate an introduction to the various tools and technologies linked to aviation. The dreamers will appreciate the evolution of technology and the advancements of the aerospace era, including the importance of Canadian participation.
Select top senior cadets may even earn the chance to represent Canada on the world stage by participating in an international exchange.
Most importantly, Air Cadets aids in developing knowledge of Canadian history and democracy. The cadet program focuses on social development, decision making and leadership. As cadets acquire skills and knowledge, they pass it along to younger cadets.
Every cadet will have the chance to participate in flight activities, and some top senior cadets may even earn a scholarship to obtain their private pilot’s licence. Whether earning a glider pilot licence or private pilot licence, these cadets wear their wings with a pride rarely found in today’s youth.
International Exchanges and Cultural Visits
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Some specially selected cadets have the opportunity to travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to see the largest air show in the world that never disappoints.
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Endorsement
“The Air Cadet League’s motto: To learn – To serve – To advance is a promise we will always uphold. It guides future generations of Canadians into new adventures, discovery and the thrill of flight. Today’s Air Cadets will become tomorrow’s disciplined, strategic thinkers and therefore we are very grateful to have the Young Citizen’s Foundation as one of its partners in support of our Air Cadets. These young men and women are the future leaders of our country, and the League thanks YCF for playing a part in their development by assisting financially with their education through this prestigious scholarship award.”