The primary goal of Air Cadets is to provide youth with training in citizenship, leadership, aviation, physical fitness and other valuable subjects and skillsets.
The Cadet program is divided into 5 years of proficiency level training. These levels correspond to the number of years a cadet has been in the program. The training program is designed to meet the developments needs of youths as they progress in age, maturity, and responsibility.
The two main methods to take advantage of all the opportunities provided by the Air Cadet Program is through mandatory weekly local training throughout the year, as well as optional summer training courses.
The core training at 741 Squadron is conducted on a Wednesday nights at the St.Thomas Armoury located at 40 Wilson Avenue in St.Thomas, Ontario from September to June from 1830hrs (6:30pm) through 2115hrs (9:15pm).
|Squadron Fall-In & Opening Parade||18:40 – 18:55|
|Period 1||18:55 – 19:25|
|Transition||19:25 – 19:30|
|Period 2||19:30 – 20:00|
|Break (Canteen)||20:00 – 20:15|
|Period 3||20:15 – 20:45|
|Squadron Fall-In & Closing Parade||20:45 – 21:00|
· Aerodrome Operations
· Air Crew Survival
· Community Service
· Fitness & Health
· General Cadet Knowledge
· Instructional Techniques
· Professional Development
· Radio Communications
Additional training and optional activities are conducted on other evenings and weekends.
The 741 Squadron has a compliment of trained adult staff that are accountable for cadet training and supervision, however, the senior cadets are enabled and encouraged to develop and apply their knowledge and skills by taking on instructional and leadership roles.
Cadets have the opportunity to apply for summer training at one of the many cadet summer training centres (CSTCs) in Canada.
The procedures, documentation and deadlines for summer training applications will be detailed once the courses are officially available for the 2020 season.
GENERAL level of training courses are intended to provide Cadets with a rudimentary introduction to life at a summer training centre and to the various streams within the Cadet program.
General Training Course – GTC
BASIC level of training courses are intended to provide Cadets with a basic introduction to the specialty streams in the Cadet program.
Basic Drill & Ceremonial Course – BDCC
Basic Fitness & Sports Course – BFSC
Basic Survival Course – BSC
Military Band – Basic Musician Course – MB-BMC
Basic Aviation Technology & Aerospace Course – BATAC
Basic Aviation Course – BAC
ADVANCED level of training courses are intended to provide Cadets with a thorough immersion in the specialty streams in the Cadet program, enabling them to return as qualified instructors at the Squadron.
Drill & Ceremonial Instructor Course – DCIC
Fitness & Sports Instructor Course – FSIC
Survival Instructor Course – SIC
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course – ARMIC
Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course – MB-IMC
Military Band – Advanced Musician Course – MB-AMC
Advanced Aviation Course – AAC
NATIONAL COURSES & SCHOLARSHIPS are senior level courses and opportunities intended to provide Cadets with specialized training in areas in order to become subject matter experts within the Squadron, as well as to investigate potential future careers.
Advanced Aviation Technology – Airport Operations – AATC-AO
Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance – AATC-AM
Advanced Aerospace Course – AASC
Glider Pilot Scholarship – GPS
Power Pilot Scholarship – PPS
International Air Cadet Exchange – IACE
Staff Cadet Opportunities