During the summer the air cadet program offers summer courses to cadets. Transportation, housing, food and training are provided by the Department of National Defense (DND) at no charge. There are a number of different courses ranging in duration from two to six weeks for which cadets can apply if qualified. Successful graduates of a senior course can apply for employment at select summer camps.
There are plenty of choices so cadets should discuss their possibilities with an officer to help ensure a successful career path. Summer Courses and Staff Cadet information are detailed in the flyers below.
Advanced Training Courses and International Exchanges are also available, but have more rigorous application procedures and requirements.
Applications for Advanced Training Courses and International Exchanges are due by the end of November.
Applications for Staff Cadet and other Training Courses are due by the start of January.
TD1 Tax Form (staff cadets only)
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The two most prestigious courses in air cadets are the gliding and powered flight scholarship courses. To ensure they have the best opportunity to attend these courses, cadets who are planning to learn to fly through air cadets should discuss the options and requirements with their officers while they are at an early age.
Check the Air Cadet League website for descriptions of the other National Summer Camps and Scholarships available to cadets.
Flying and Gliding Scholarship Medicals:
A frequently asked question is which medical doctors can perform the flight medical that is required for these scholarship programs. Cadet candidates must obtain a medical examination performed by a “Transport Canada approved physician” by the end of March. A list of these examiners can be found on the Transport Canada web site. Each approved Medical Examiner will have the appropriate medical form that the cadet needs.