Summer Camps

AIR CADET SUMMER TRAINING

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2012 Selection Camps Exams & Interviews Preparation Guide

 

Summer training consists of three type of courses:
National, Regional, and Quota
.

National and regional courses tend to represent a more specialized type of course and are typically offered to our more experienced cadets. Quota courses consist of challenges that are more broad ranging from basic to advanced. Please see the descriptions of each course below for more info.

The National Summer Training Courses are the following:


Quota courses are the following:


Regional Courses are the following::

 

National Courses

ADVANCED AEROSPACE COURSE
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

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 Sqn and on future aviation related CSTC training courses.


ADVANCED AVIATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE - AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

The aim of the AATC-AM is to introduce cadets to aircraft construction and maintenance. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of aircraft construction and maintenance functions, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.


ADVANCED AVIATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE - AIRPORT OPERATIONS
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

These six-week national courses are designed to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce background knowledge required in the aircraft maintenance and airport operations fields. There are two distinct courses: A. Airport Operations (AATC-AO). The aim of the AATC-AO is to introduce cadets to programming specific to airport operations. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of airport operations, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.


GLIDER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3


This six-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. This course is available anywhere after Level 3, and if Cadet in Level 3 is younger than 16, it is not available. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings. Space is highly limited, so only the most dedicated will have the opportunity to go on this course. To be able to send an application to this course you must do well not only at your Squadron's ground school, but also have great grades at your school.

Prerequisites: Must not hold any TC pilot licence. Must turn 16 by September 1 of the year of the course, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Three training by June 30th of the year of the course and grade 9 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain height and weight restrictions are made necessary by the gliders used: Height: minimum 5'1"/152.4 cm, maximum 6'3"/190.5 cm; Weight: minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg,maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg.


POWER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP
7 WEEKS - LEVEL 4

This seven-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Pilot Wings (This course does not have a badge). Space is highly limited, so only the most dedicated will have the opportunity to go on this course. To be able to send an application to this course you must do well not only at your Squadron's ground school, but also have great grades at your school.

Prerequisites: Must be 17 by September 1st of the year of the course, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by June 30th of the year of the course and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam.


INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE
2 WEEKS - LEVEL 5

The purpose of the IACE is three-fold; to promote friendship and goodwill among Air cadets of the participating countries, to encourage participants to develop an interest in international affairs and to reward those Air cadets who have rendered outstanding services to their Sqns over a period of years. The IACE is intended only for outstanding senior cadets who will represent Canada with distinction. Exchange cadets visit air bases, centers of industry, world landmarks, universities, cultural centres and museums, plus they experience private hospitality with families in their own homes. Host countries include: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkey, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Prerequisites: Must be a minimum of 17 by August 1st of the year of the exchange, be medically and physically fit, have completed one year of Level Five training by June 30th of the year of the exchange, and be admissible as a visitor to the destination country.

 

Quota Courses

BASIC AVIATION COURSE
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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 LEADERSHIP COURSE
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

The aim of this three-week course is to 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. This aim will be accomplished by the development of self-confidence, knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadet to a variety of follower-ship, teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue leadership training at the Squadron and on the Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor course.


BASIC MUSICIAN COURSE - MILITARY BAND
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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.


BASIC SURVIVAL COURSE
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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.


FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSE
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

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.


GENERAL TRAINING COURSE
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.


INTERMEDIATE MUSICIAN COURSE - MILITARY BAND
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

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
3 WEEKS - LEVEL 2

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.


DRILL AND CEREMONIAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

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
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 3

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
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.

Regional Courses

Advanced Instruction Staff Cadet
7 WEEKS and more - LEVEL 4

Staff cadets are the NCOs of the Summer Training Centres. A staff cadet can assist the officer staff with the instruction and supervision of cadets, or might be tasked in an administrative or logistical support role. Rank and pay for staff cadets depend upon the position; this is usually determined during a pre-course training and evaluation period. A staff cadet applicant must be at least 16 by January 1st of the year of the course.


ADVANCED MUSICIAN COURSE - MILITARY BAND
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 4

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
6 WEEKS - LEVEL 4

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