End-of-Night Parade: Information Sessions for Parents
This year, 75 Squadron will host weekly information sessions for parents during the end-of-night parade. OCdt Longchamps will relay the weekly announcements and other important information as required during this time. Parents should be seated in the learning commons area by 9 p.m. if they are interested in hearing the weekly updates.
Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX): 04-06 October 2019
75 Barrhaven Squadron will conduct a Fall Aircrew Survival weekend from October 4-6. Cadets will participate in survival related skills and fun activities during the weekend. This activity is a good opportunity for cadets to get to know one another and to experience different aspects of the cadet program.
Note: Cadets are required to attend at least one FTX each year to pass their respective levels. More details about the Fall FTX can be found on the squadron's event calendar.
Ground School: Starting on 24 September 2019
Cadets who are interested in obtaining their Glider Pilot License and/or Private Pilot License are invited to attend 75 Squadron's weekly ground school classes. This year, the Ground School Program will be starting on September 24th.
Glider and Power scholarships are provided by the Air Cadet League of Canada. There are a limited number of scholarships provided each year, therefore cadets must work hard to earn a spot. The aim of Ground School is to provide cadets with the necessary knowledge to earn a Glider or Power scholarship.
The 75 Squadron’s Ground School program is mandatory for any cadet who wishes to apply for the 2020 Glider or Power Pilot Scholarship. In order to compete for the Glider and Power scholarships, cadets will write an entrance exam on theory related to aviation as well as undergo an interview in early February. Through Ground School, cadets will learn the necessary theory in order to write the exam and and will also go through practice interviews and interview techniques.
Evaluations will occur throughout the program in order to give feedback to the cadets as well as to determine how competitive the cadets will be for the scholarship. There are only a limited number of cadets per squadron that can attend the national exams and interviews. As a result, the selection will be highly competitive. Attendance, academic results of the program as well as past cadet experience will all be taken into consideration for determining who is able to attend. Consistent attendance and an inquiring mind are necessary to be successful within the Ground School program.
Prerequisites for the Glider and Power Scholarships are as follows:
A lot of work goes into obtaining a pilot’s license, however all the hard work will pay off!
Cadets can sign up for Ground School by filling out the following form. Please address any questions to OCdt Giroux at email@example.com.
Drill Team Practices: Now on Monday Evenings
Cadets interested in trying out for the Strathcona Drill Team are invited to attend our weekly practices every Monday from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the school. Please check the squadron's calendar for more information about the Drill Team. Information about the tryouts will be released later this fall.