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About the Cadet Program


Learn about aviation, through interactive, fun and structured activities and lessons.


Improve physical health by participating in a variety of physical activities.


Gain leadership experience by teaching and leading other cadets.

Through Cadets, youth between the ages of 12 and 18 have the opportunity to learn, to serve and to advance.

To Learn - Cadets have the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of lessons and activities to gain a deeper understanding of aviation, leadership and citizenship.

To Serve - Cadets help to serve local communities through volunteerism. Activities such as cleaning up local parks, and selling poppies allow cadets to serve and give back to their communities.

To Advance - Cadets are able to advance their future careers by developing leadership skills. Cadets also have the opportunity to earn a Glider Pilot License, or a Power Pilot License through summer training opportunities.

Former Cadets


Chris Hadfield - Retired engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and astronaut. Best known for being the first Canadian to walk in space, and command the International Space Station. Hadfield was one of many cadets who earned their glider pilot's license and power pilot's license through the program.


Maryse Carmichael - Retired RCAF flying instructor and Snowbirds Aerobatic Team pilot and lead. She was the first female pilot to ever fly with, and lead the Snowbirds. She earned her glider pilot's license through the cadet program as a teenager.


Marc Garneau - Politician, Minister of Transportation, retired RCAF pilot, engineer and astronaut. In 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in outer space. In 2001, Garneau became the president of the Canadian Space Agency.

​Interested? Click HERE for joining information! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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