Air Cadets spend day gliding

Air Cadets from 902 Summerland Squadron recently spent the day in Oliver, taking part in the Air Cadet Gliding Program.

Air Cadets from 902 Summerland Squadron recently spent the day in Oliver, taking part in the Air Cadet Gliding Program that runs each spring and fall.

The cadets spent the day on the airfield where they learned airfield operations, circuit procedures and the theory of flight.

The highlight of the program was when they set foot in the aircraft, riding in the Schweitzer 2-33A glider and Cessna 182 aircraft.

The opportunity to apply for a scholarship course to earn a Transport Canada glider pilot license, is available to cadets once they have reached the age of 16.

At the age of 17 they have the opportunity to apply for the Power Pilot Scholarship where successful candidates will earn their Transport Canada private pilot license.

Interest in these programs is high and the competition is steep.

Though aviation is at the heart of the air cadet program, there are lots of other career paths that air cadets can take if aviation isn’t their primary interest.

Leadership, survival, music, marksmanship, physical fitness, sports and speaking are some of the other skills that air cadets learn.

With the 2014-2015 cadet training program just beginning, now is a great time to join Air Cadets.

For more information visit the website at 902aircadets.ca or email the squadron at contact @902aircadets.ca or call 250-486-2505.