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You wonder what could Air Cadet Program bring to you? No matter which Squadron you will choose, what you learn remains the same! Here is a list of all the subjects you will be teached in an instruction year, according to your level. Click on the tabs at the top of the table to navigate through levels.

 


1. Citizenship
The aim of Proficiency Level One Citizenship is to provide a basic understanding of the role of a good citizen within Canadian society.

2. Community Service
The aim of Proficiency Level One Community Service is to encourage cadets to become more active in their communities through participation in a community service activity as a member of a group.


3. Leadership
The aim of Proficiency Level One Leadership is for the individual cadet to embrace the role of a follower while participating in activities as a member of a team.
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4. Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
The aim of Proficiency Level One Personal Fitness and Healthy Living is to encourage cadets to set and pursue personal goals that contribute to active living.

5. Recreational Sports
The aim of Proficiency Level One Recreational Sports is to encourage cadets to actively participate in recreational sport activities.

6. Air Rifle Marksmanship
The aim of Proficiency Level One Air Rifle Marksmanship is to familiarize the cadet with range operations and the firing of the cadet air rifle.

7. General Cadet Knowledge
The aim of Proficiency Level One General Cadet Knowledge is to provide cadets with information on the opportunities inherent in the Air Cadet Program, and provide them the basic skills to allow the cadet to integrate comfortably as members of the squadron.

8. Drill
The aim of Proficiency Level One Drill is to provide new cadets with the skills required to competently participate in an ACR parade.

9. CF Familiarization
The aim of Proficiency Level One CF Familiarization is to introduce the cadets to CF history and traditions.
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10. Canadian Aviation, Aerospace and Aerodrome Operations Community Familiarization
The aim of Proficiency Level One Canadian Aviation, Aerospace and Aerodrome Operations Community Familiarization is to give the cadets an opportunity to participate in activities within the subject communities.

11. Radio Communication
The aim of Proficiency Level One Radio Communication is to have the cadets communicate effectively in the field and while participating in familiarization flights using the phonetic alphabet.

12. Aviation Activities
The aim of Proficiency Level One Aviation Activities is to introduce the cadets to aircraft and their components and aviation history.

13. Aerospace Activities
The aim of Proficiency Level One Aerospace Activities is to introduce cadets to notions of aerospace.

14. Aerodrome Operations Activities
The aim off Proficiency Level One Aerodrome Operations Activities is to introduce cadets to ground-based aviation opportunities.

15. Aircrew Survival
The aim of Proficiency Level One Aircrew Survival is for the cadets to successfully sleep out-of-doors in a supervised simulated aircrew survival group activity.


1. Citizenship– Identify the Role of an Environmentally Conscious Canadian Citizen
The aim of Proficiency Level Two citizenship is to provide a basic understanding of the role of a good citizen in practicing environmental stewardship.
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2. Community Service
The aim of Proficiency Level Two community service is to encourage the cadet to become a more active citizen through participation in a local community service activity as a flight member.

3. Leadership  Demonstrate Leadership Attributes Within a Peer Setting
The aim of Proficiency Level Two leadership is introduce the cadet to the ways peer leaders are able to influence the behaviour of their group.

4. Personal Fitness and Healthy Living – Update Personal Activity Plan
The aim of Proficiency Level Two personal fitness and healthy living is to encourage the cadet to set and pursue personal goals that contribute to active living and cardiovascular fitness.

5. Recreational Sports
The aim of Proficiency Level Two recreational sports is to encourage the cadet to actively participate in recreational sports activities.

6. Air Rifle Marksmanship
The aim of Proficiency Level Two air rifle marksmanship is to develop the cadet’s marksmanship abilities through participation in recreational marksmanship.
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7. General Cadet Knowledge
The aim of Proficiency Level Two general cadet knowledge is to provide the cadet with information on the opportunities inherent in the Air Cadet Program, and provide them with skills and knowledge that allow them to integrate successfully within the cadet organization.

8. Drill.
The aim of Proficiency Level Two drill is to provide the cadet with drill movements designed to improve the efficiency of a squad on the march.

9. Biathlon – Participate in Competitive Summer Biathlon Activities
The aim of Proficiency Level Two biathlon is to provide the cadet with an opportunity to enhance individual marksmanship skills and personal fitness while introducing cadets to the sport of biathlon.

10. Aviation History – Discuss Canadian Aviation History
The aim of Proficiency Level Two aviation history is to engage the cadet in specific aspects of the history of aviation in Canada.


11. Principles of Flight

The aim of Proficiency Level Two principles of flight is to ensure the cadet understands the rudiments of how aircraft fly.
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12. Propulsion – Identify Characteristics of Piston-Powered Aircraft
The aim of Proficiency Level Two propulsion is to introduce the cadet to propulsion systems used in aviation.


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13. Aerospace

The aim of Proficiency Level Two aerospace is to augment the cadet’s notions of aerospace.
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14. Aerodrome Operations
The aim of Proficiency Level Two aerodrome operations is to augment the cadet’s knowledge of the operations necessary at most aerodromes and to further stimulate an interest in ground-based aviation opportunities.

15. Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
The aim of Proficiency Level Two aircraft manufacturing and maintenance is to introduce the cadet to specialized aspects of the aviation industry.

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16. Aircrew Survival

The aim of Proficiency Level Two aircrew survival is to further develop the cadet’s survival skills.

1. Citizenship – Recognize the Purpose of Service Groups Within Canada
The aim of Proficiency Level Three citizenship is to introduce the cadet to volunteer service opportunities outside the CP.
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2. Community Service 
The aim of Proficiency Level Three community service is to encourage the cadet to be an active citizen through participation as a team leader in a local community service activity.

3. Leadership – Perform the Role of a Team Leader
The aim of Proficiency Level Three leadership is to provide the cadet with knowledge and skills to practice team leadership during naturally occurring leadership opportunities.

4. Personal Fitness and Healthy Living – Update Personal Activity Plan
The aim of Proficiency Level Three personal fitness and healthy living is to encourage the cadet to set and pursue personal goals that contribute to active living and cardiovascular fitness.

5. Recreational Sports
The aim of Proficiency Level Three recreational sports is to encourage the cadet to actively participate in recreational sports activities.
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6. Air Rifle Marksmanship
The aim of Proficiency Level Three air rifle marksmanship is to develop the cadet’s marksmanship abilities through participation in recreational marksmanship.

7. General Cadet Knowledge
The aim of Proficiency Level Three general cadet knowledge is to provide the cadet with information on the opportunities inherent in the air CP and the partnership between the Department of National Defence and the Air Cadet League of Canada.

8. Drill – Direct a Squad Prior to a Parade
The aim of Proficiency Level Three drill is to provide the cadet with the knowledge and skills to act as a team leader while preparing a squad for a parade.

9. Instructional Techniques – Instruct a Lesson
The aim of Proficiency Level Three instructional techniques is to provide the cadet with the knowledge and skills to instruct a 15-minute period of peer instruction.

10. Biathlon – Participate in a Recreational Summer Biathlon Activity
The aim of Proficiency Level Three biathlon is to provide the cadet with an opportunity to enhance individual marksmanship skills and personal fitness through participation in the sport of biathlon.

11. CF Familiarization
The aim of Proficiency Level Three CF familiarization is to introduce the cadet to the role of Canada’s Air Force.
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12. Principles of Flight
The aim of Proficiency Level Three principles of flight is to introduce the cadet to the notion of aircraft stability.
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13. Meteorology – Identify Meteorological Conditions
The aim of Proficiency Level Three meteorology is to introduce the cadet to meteorology as it is an influence in aviation.

14. Air Navigation – Demonstrate Air Navigation Skills
The aim of Proficiency Level Three air navigation is to introduce the cadet to the concepts of air navigation and how to apply them to aviation.

15. Aerospace – Identify Aspects of Space Exploration
The aim of Proficiency Level Three aerospace activities is to provide the cadet with information about Canadian astronauts and manned space exploration.

16. Aerodrome Operations
The aim of Proficiency Level Three aerodrome operations is to augment the cadet’s knowledge of the operations necessary at most aerodromes and to further stimulate an interest in ground-based aviation opportunities.

17. Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
The aim of Proficiency Level Three aircraft manufacturing and maintenance is to augment the cadet’s knowledge of specialized aspects of the aviation industry.

18. Aircrew Survival – Navigate a Route Using a Map and Compass
The aim of Proficiency Level Three aircrew survival is to introduce the cadet to land navigation using a map and compass. This is a component of survival skills.

1. Citizenship – Recognize How the Legal System Affects Youth
The aim of Proficiency Level Four citizenship is to introduce the cadet to aspects of Canada’s legal system and laws that affect youth.

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2. Community Service – Perform Community Service
The aim of Proficiency Level Four community service is to encourage the cadet to be an active citizen through participation as a team leader in a local community service activity.

3. Leadership – Act as a Team Leader
The aim of Proficiency Level Four leadership is to provide the cadet with knowledge and skills to practice team leadership during naturally occurring leadership opportunities.

4. Personal Fitness and Healthy Living – Update Personal Activity Plan
The aim of Proficiency Level Four personal fitness and healthy living is to encourage the cadet to set and pursue personal goals that contribute to active living and cardiovascular fitness.

5. Recreational Sports
The aim of Proficiency Level Four recreational sports is to encourage the cadet to actively participate in recreational sports activities.

6. Air Rifle Marksmanship
The aim of Proficiency Level Four air rifle marksmanship is to develop the cadet’s marksmanship abilities through participation in recreational marksmanship.

7. General Cadet Knowledge
The aim of Proficiency Level Four general cadet knowledge is to provide the cadet with information on the opportunities inherent in the air CP.

8. Drill – Command a Flight on Parade
The aim of Proficiency Level Four drill is to provide the cadet with the knowledge and skills to act as a team leader while commanding a flight on parade.

9. Instructional Techniques – Instruct a Lesson
The aim of Proficiency Level Four instructional techniques is to provide the cadet with the knowledge and skills to instruct a 30-minute lesson.

10. CF Familiarization – Describe Canadian Air Force Traditions
The aim of Proficiency Level Four CF familiarization is to introduce the cadet to Canadian Air Force traditions.

11. Radio Communication -Radio Procedures for Aviation Transmission
The aim of Proficiency Level Four radio communication is to have the cadets communicate using radio procedures for aviation transmission and provide the cadet with the opportunity to ability to obtain the Industry Canada Restricted Operator Certificate with Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A).

12. Principles of Flight
The aim of Proficiency Level Four principles of flight is to further develop knowledge of principles of flight.
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13. Propulsion – Describe Aero Engine Systems
The aim of Proficiency Level Four propulsion is to further develop knowledge of propulsion.
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14. Meteorology – Explain Aspects of Meteorology
The aim of Proficiency Level Four meteorology is to further develop the knowledge of meteorology and its implication for aviation.
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15. Air Navigation– Explain Aspects of Air Navigation
The aim of Proficiency Level Four air navigation is to further develop skills in air navigation.
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16. Aerospace– Discuss Aerospace Structures
The aim of Proficiency Level Four aerospace is to introduce the cadets to aerospace materials and Canadian satellites.

17. Aerodrome Operations– Describe Aerodrome Operations Career Opportunities
The aim of Proficiency Level Four aerodrome operations is to have the cadets describe airport operations career opportunities.

18. Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance – Discuss Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
The aim of Proficiency Level Four aircraft manufacturing and maintenance is to have the cadets discuss aspects of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance and participate in a complementary activity.
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19. Aircrew Survival – Participate in an Aircrew Survival Exercise
The aim of Proficiency Level Four aircrew survival is to further develop the cadets’ survival skills.

1. Citizenship – Explain Global Citizenship
The aim of Proficiency Level Five citizenship is to introduce the cadet to their roles and responsibilities as a citizen in a globalized world..

2. Community Service 
The aim of Proficiency Level Five community service is to encourage the cadet to be an active citizen through participation in local community service activities.

3. Leadership – Lead Cadet Activities
The aim of Proficiency Level Five leadership is to provide the cadet with knowledge andskills to practice activity leadership during naturally occurring leadership assignments, structured leadership appointments, and a team project.

4. Personal Fitness and Healthy Living – Adopt an Active Lifestyle
The aim of Proficiency Level Five personal fitness and healthy living is to encourage the cadet to set and pursue personal goals that contribute to an active lifestyle.

5. General Cadet Knowledge
The aim of Proficiency Level Five general cadet knowledge is to provide the cadet with information on the opportunities inherent in the Air Cadet Program and prepare the cadet for Proficiency Level Five assessment of learning requirements.

6. Instructional Techniques – Instruct Cadets
The aim of Proficiency Level Five instructional techniques is to refine the cadet’s skills in instructing a 30-minute lesson.

7. Personal Development – Attend Workshops
The aim of PO 513 (Attend Workshops) is to provide the cadet with professional development to enhance common training skills. Workshops are intended to provide an opportunity for the cadet to participate in consolidated training with peers from different corps and squadrons on a variety of topics related primarily to leadership and instructional techniques.

8. Personal Development – Pursue Individual Learning
The aim of PO 514 (Pursue Individual Learning) is to provide the cadet an opportunity to pursue an Air Cadet Program topic area using a personal learning plan to develop specialist skills. The participation and / or performance requirements are defined through an individual learning plan (ILP) that outlines a series of objectives to be met within the cadet’s area of interest. The ILP is developed by the cadet in consultation with the Course Officer and Squadron Training Officer and approved by the Commanding Officer (CO). The provision of a goal setting opportunity allows the cadet to pursue an area of personal interest related to the CP.

9. Airmanship – Fly a Cross-Country Flight Using a Flight Simulator
The aim of Proficiency Level Five Airmanship is to expand the cadet’s knowledge of airmanship through the application of knowledge and skills developed from previous training.

10. Aerospace – Reflect on Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace Technology
The aim of Proficiency Level Five aerospace is to provide the cadet with additional knowledge regarding Canada’s contribution to aerospace development.

11. Aerodrome Operations
The aim of Proficiency Level Five aerodrome operations is to have the cadet describe airport operations career opportunities.

12. Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance – Examine Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance Through the Development of Aerobatic Aircraft
The aim of Proficiency Level Five aircraft manufacturing and maintenance is to have the cadet examine aspects of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

13. Aircrew Survival– Analyze an Aircrew Survival Case Study
The aim of Proficiency Level Five aircrew survival is to further develop the cadet’s survival skills.
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Other Activities

Don’t worry if becoming a pilot is not in your plans, Air Cadet Program isn’t only about aviation. This youth program is also about making you discover your passions and make sure you can always get new challenges. There is a lot of activities to please everyone!

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Music

 

You like to play music or you simply like music? No need to know how to plan of an instrument or even possess one if you want to join the music activity. The instruments belongs to the Squadron Sponsoring Committee and can be borrowed for the year so you can practice at home. You will learn the basic at your Squadron with qualified instructors. There is also a regional musical week-end where you will meet other cadets and music experts that will teach you a lot. For sure, the best way to improve is to go on a summer camp where the best instructors are!

Eastern Region Cadet Music Festival

This event brings more than 800 cadets (Air, Army and Navy) of across Quebec and Ottawa Valley. Last March 22 and 23 was the 9th edition, at Drummondville. It’s a great opportunity to do an exam to get a musical level or simply join the competition with a solo prestation, small group, big group or even the choregraphy category! Time for music!

Aviation Competitions

For the Squadrons who have qualified in the choregraphy category at the Festival, the final step is the Drill and Music Final Competition. There is 2 stepsto go through. The first one is the mandatory part, where the group must drill and play a song that have been decided by the judges which is the same for everyone. Then you have the choregraphy where mouvements must be accurate and music must be perfect!

Drill

You may first think that drill is a boring activity when you have never really experienced it, but many cadets can tell you how much they like this activity! It’s a physical and mental discipline as long as an important team work challenge. A drill team must practice a lot to make sure their movements are acurate. The result is breathtaking!

A team must qualify at Preliminary Drill Competitions to go to the Final Competition in June. There is 3 categories :

Walsh : Team composed of 16 to 19 cadets, for 70 cadets and less Squadrons

Strathcona : Team composed of 22 to 25 cadets, for Squadron with more than 71      cadets.

Improvisation : Team of at least 13 cadets for all Squadrons. 70 cadets and        more Squadrons MUST have a Strathcona Team to register in this category.

Depending of your objectives, you should have to prepare a choregraphy where there is no commands given except the first one to start! Of course, you need a perfect concentration and a good team work if you want it to be wonderful!

 

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Cadet Marksmanship

The Cadet Marksmanship Program is a challenging and competitive sports program accessible to all cadets. It develops skills through superior training and Olympic-style competition. This is why every year, thousands of cadets participate in this fun and rewarding program.

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial/territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.

The primary goals of the Cadet Marksmanship are:

  • promote safe handling of rifles;

  • build self-esteem and practice focus;

  • promote sportsmanship, sport etiquette and self-discipline;

  • develops high level of marksmanship technical skills;

  • provide personal challenge and achievement opportunities.

Safe and available!

Training is offered and supervised by qualified coaches and officers;

Training material may be provided for each cadet participating in the marksmanship program;

Marksmanship training locations are available to all corps/squadrons;

No membership fee

Cadet Biathlon

Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing or running and marksmanship. It requires tremendous endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. Unpredictable elements including weather and wind conditions make this outdoor sport a fun and rewarding challenge that thousands of cadets participate in each year.

Cadet biathletes participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial / territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Biathlon Championship.

 

Benefits of the Cadet Biathlon Program :

promotes physical fitness;

promotes sportsmanship, sport etiquette and fair play;

develops marksmanship skills;

provides personal challenge and achievement opportunities;

builds self-esteem.

Many of our cadet corps / squadrons have long reaped the benefits of competitive biathlon programs at the local, zone, provincial / territorial and national levels. Whether you are aiming for success or achievement in biathlon, physical fitness or just participating in an exciting sport – there are golden opportunities available through cadet biathlon.

This ever-popular program has produced many world class athletes, including Myriam Bédard and Jean-Philppe LeGuellec.

 

Ski for Free

Training is offered and supervised by qualified biathlon coaches;

Training material (skis, boots, poles and rifles) may be provided for each cadet participating in the championship series;

Biathlon training locations are available to all corps / squadrons involved in the biathlon program;

No membership fee

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Effective Speaking

Speaking in public is a learned skill!

To be able to communicate well is an essential skill in today’s world. We are all called upon to speak to groups, be it in our social, professional or personal life.

The Effective Speaking Competition of the Air Cadet League is a contest, which is held at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels. These competitions enable our cadets to improve both their public presentations and to deliver their message more effectively.

Topics effective speaking contest 2014:

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1. An Ordinary Canadian Doing Extraordinary Things.

2. 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown’s Conference.

3. Chris Hadfield, Space Explorer.

4. Bullying.

5. Snowbirds, a Canadian Icon.

6. Women in Military Services.

7. Why I Remember November 11th?

8. Skills I have Learned in Cadets That Will Help me in Life.