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What would you as a cadet like to be more involved in?
So what do we do????
|"The more you put into the Air Cadets, the more you get back out - there is always something extra to do or go for."
As a new cadet, you will be a probationer climbing the ladder to staff cadet
The technical training is based around providing ground training in preparation and support of your flying and gliding activities. It will help your piloting skills immensely if you know why aeroplanes can stay up in the sky and how the engine or radio works. Many Cadets find that the ground training syllabus is one of the more interesting and useful aspects of their training.
We also offer a BTEC in Aviation Studies to Cadets who successfully complete the training syllabus. This nationally recognised qualification (can be used as the science requirement for RAF entry) will be a great addition to the to your CV upon leaving school/college whatever career you wish to pursue. What is more, you will have loads of fun whilst completing it with your friends on the Squadron.
There are many activities out side the classroom which are available through the membership of the Air Cadet Organisation .
Flying & Gliding
There are plenty of opportunities open to cadets when flying, from aerobatics in the new Grob Tutor to practicing stalls in a Grob Viking glider.
Some Cadets who stand out from the rest may also get the opportunity to fly on a civil airliner or go on an overseas flight in an RAF Tri-Star, VC10 or Hercules.
There are also exciting opportunities for cadets to learn how to fly, with scholarships for both powered flight and gliding.
Adventure Training forms an essential part of the Air Cadet's training syllabus. As well as helping cadets forge new friendships, adventure training enables all cadets to show off their leadership qualities.
There is a wide ranging Adventure Training syllabus in the ACO - depending on the squadron you attend, you could try your hand at watersports, skiing
Cadets at all levels of the Air Training Corps have the opportunity to participate in the sport of rifle shooting. Since the ATC was originally a recruiting organisation for the Royal Air Force it made good sense for marksmanship to be on the training syllabus. Though the military ties are not as strong now, shooting has been retained as a cadet activity and a popular one too.
All cadets are given the chance to participate in a variety of sports including football, netball, hockey, cross country, swimming and rugby. You can represent your Squadron, Wing, Region or even Corps.