As cadets, youth have opportunities to support their communities through involvement such as parades, guards and other community service events.  Many cadets achieve their high school volunteer hours in one year.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Camba salutes to the flag during the Sunset Parade on August 17, 2017. Photo Credit: WO Brandon Lin, National Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger Support Group/ Crédit Photo: WO Brandon Lin, Groupe de soutien national aux cadets et aux Rangers juniors canadiens


Flying Opportunities

Cadets have the opportunity to fly each year.  Those who are interested are able to pursue glider and power pilot training for free through the program.  As there is a projected shortage of pilots in the near future, this training can be a step towards a rewarding career in aviation!

Learn to Fly with the Air Cadets

Air Cadets aged 17-18, at level 4 and in Grade 10 minimum, apply and are interviewed to participate in our 7-week course.  This course includes ground school and in-flight instruction at one of 5 civilian flight Centres across Ontario.

The successful Air Cadets who obtain his or her pilot’s licence have gone on to fly with commercial airlines, with Canadian Forces, courier and charter companies, as instructors at flight schools, or simply continue flying for their own pleasure.  The opportunity to earn a private pilots licence through our program at no cost – valued at $15,000 – remains one of the most attractive benefits available to young people who join Air Cadets.