Special Sub-Topic: Royal Canadian Air Cadets
|What are the age limits to be able to participate in the air cadet program?|
12-19. Cadets can join as soon as they turn 12, and go right up until their 19th birthday. I joined when I was 12, and have been going for 5 years so far.
|Of the following summer training courses, which is NOT an advanced specialty course?|
Aircrew Survival. There is a wide range of summer training courses in air cadets. There is basic training, which is a 2-week course that teaches general cadet knowledge. Once you have completed basic training, it is up to you what path you want to take in cadets. There are many options that are offered in introductory specialty courses, such as intro to leadership (ITLC), intro to survival training (ITSTC), intro to aviation (ITAC). The list goes on. Then, there are 6 week advanced specialty courses, such as senior leaders (SLC), survival instructor (SI), glider and power scholarships, and international cadet exchange. If you are a more senior cadet, you can apply for a staff cadet position at air cadet summer training centres (ACSTC) and receive a salary.
|What is the first air cadet squadron in Canada?|
6 Jim Whitecross Sqn. 6 Jim Whitecross squadron in Manitoba was the first air cadet squadron in Canada.
|How old do you have to be before you can apply for a glider/powered aircraft license through air cadets?|
16 for glider, 17 for power. If you are 16, you can apply for a glider pilot scholarship, and 17, you can apply for a power scholarship. To apply for this, you must take a ground school course to study for the entrance exam, go through a review board, and have a Transport Canada medical certificate. If you are selected, you will go through a six-week training course to get your pilots license. I currently hold a glider pilots license.
|What is the lowest NCO rank in air cadets?|
Corporal. The lowest ranks are AC (Air Cadet) and LAC (Leading Air Cadet). These are training ranks, and have no real responsibility. The first non-commissioned officer (NCO) rank, is a corporal. Corporals are junior NCOs that are responsible for cadets. The next rank is sergeant. Sergeant is a senior NCO. A sergeant is usually the 2IC (second in command) of a flight (air force equivalent to a platoon). Flight Sergeants are also senior NCOs and are in charge of a flight. Next are warrant officer 2nd class and warrant officer 1st class. Warrant officers oversee the squadron activities, and make sure everyone is doing their job. The squadron commander (regimental sergeant major) is a WO1.
|At what proficiency level does on-the-job training (OJT) begin?|
5. Cadets in level 5 are given work experience in supply and the administration office.
|What are the three aims of the air cadet program?|
To stimulate in youth an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces, to develop citizenship in youth, and to promote physical fitness.. There are three levels of physical fitness in air cadets; participation, bronze, silver, gold and excellence. Cadets are usually given the Canada fitness test at summer camp.
|Which of the following are NOT required for you to have, in order to pass a proficiency level?|
Shoot at least two competition targets for range. Range experience is a very important part of the cadet curriculum, but it is not mandatory. Air cadets are required to have at least one glider flight per year, as well as participation in at least one field exercise per year. Cadet harassment and abuse prevention (CHAP) training is also necessary.
|What type of aircraft is used to tow the air cadet Schweizer 2-33 and 2-33A?|
Bellanca 8GCBC Scout. For a long time, this task was carried out by the Cessna L-19 Birddog, but Bellanca Scout now does the job.
|What rank is a squadron deputy commander usually?|
Warrant Officer 2nd Class. The chain of command for parade positions from least to greatest is Flight Sergeants -> Flight Commanders -> Squadron Warrant Officer -> Squadron Deputy Commander -> Squadron Commander. Warrant officers are evaluated by the region to get their rank, not the CO.
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