Summer Training

summer training

 

 

Summer 2017 Important Deadlines

31 March 2017- National Course Selections
End of April/ May 2017- Regional Summer Course Selections
June 20th, 2017-Cadet & Parent Summer Training Briefing
July/August 2017 Summer Training


2017 Air CTC Info Pamphlet

2017 Summer Training Application Form

2017 National Courses Handbook for Cadets

2017 Staff Cadet Positions – Trenton CTC

2017 Staff Cadet Positions – Canadore AATC

2017 Staff Cadet Positions – Blackdown CTC

2017 Staff Cadet Positions – MVCFTC

2017 Staff Cadet Positions – Connaught 2017

National Courses

All National Course Candidates are required to submit a separate narrative for each National Course that they apply for and their School Transcript (no photo copies).

Glider/ Power Pilot Candidates are to also  provide the following: Proof of Birth  (Birth Certificate/Passport), Aviation Medical (receipt acceptable), Radio License if you have one, and a Height & Weight Form for your course.

International Air Cadet Exchange Candidates are to provide 3 passport photos, and complete the IACE Information Form (request from Capt C Higgins).

Sample Interview Board Questions

2015 OPC Narrative Guidelines

POWER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP Height and Weight Form

GLIDER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP Height and Weight Form


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.


Regional 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 COURSEMILITARY 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.

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.


 

Now that you have been selected for training at a Cadet Summer Training Centre…

CSTC 2017 Joining Instructions

The Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC) links below contain specific information for that particular location (Instructions, Grad Dates, Driving Information)

NOTE:  You will need the following 3 items to be able to get on the bus:

1. Health Card,

2. A signed copy of your course Letter of Offer, and

3. A completed and signed Cadet Transportation Form.

Arrive at the bus wearing “C5” Dress ONLY  (No Tunic, Slip Ons, Tie or Name tag)

(DO NOT look for these items the day you leave.  You WILL NOT be granted bus access without them)

If needed, a Service Ontario Letter of Replacement for your lost or damaged Health Card will be sufficient to get on the bus

NOTE: All 121 Cadets travelling on chartered buses have NO NEED for the ID Specifics on the last page of the “Kit List”.

Cadet Dress in Transit

C5 Summer Transport Dress for all course cadets (Staff Cadets get separate orders)Cadet Dress In Transit

C-5 Routine Summer Dress

Wedge, Blue Dress Shirt, Trousers with Belt, Boots and Grey Wool socks

NO Rank Slip Ons, Name Tags, Medals or Medal Ribbons,Pilot Wings or other Pins, Lanyards or other accoutrements

(you may pack a Name Tag so you have  it available if requested at the CSTC)

PLEASE confirm your individual CSTC and Course Kit List for any specific uniform items that you are required to pack (Specifically DCIC candidates)

PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) CLOTHING

As Part of the renewal efforts related to cadet clothing,the issuing of PT Gear (grey t-shirts, grey shorts,and running shoes) was suspended earlier last year. All cadets are required to bring a minimum of 2 pairs of black or navy blue athletic-style shorts (of appropriate length) and 1 pair of running shoes with them to allow them to safely participate in CSTC training this summer. For those who were previously received them, CCO-issued grey shorts and running shoes are still authorized for wear this summer. Cadets will still be issued one elemental t-shirt (black, green, or blue) at the CSTC.

General Cadet Information (Summer 2017)

CSTC Graduation Parades / Picking up your Cadet at CSTC

The following links open  CTC maps of Parking, Parade Square and CTC

NOTE:  CSTC Training Periods are Monday to Saturday 7:00am – 6:30pm.  It is not recommended to remove cadets during this time, but if you wish to, please contact CSTC staff at the numbers located in the Joining Instructions to confirm.

– For evening short term leave, the cadet has to be returned to the CTC by 8:30pm

– Overnight Leave is possible from 1:30pm Saturday until 8:30pm Sunday

NOTE: GT Cadets are not allowed any form of LEAVE during their training.  Parents may visit, but Cadets can not leave!

You are able to elect to pick up your Cadet after Graduation, even if you stated otherwise on the Transport Form, just have your cadet inform the CTC staff at least 2 nights before Graduation.  Surprise pick ups (no notice) may incur significant delays

Staff Cadets (Updated 2014)