Regular Training

The mandatory portion of training that Air Cadets must undergo to complete their training and qualify for promotions and summer camps is called the Proficiency Level Program.  The training is conducted at Brig. James Curry Jefferson Armoury – 11630 109 St NW and consists of a combination of training sessions, training days and training weekends.  Some of the classes presented to cadets include Drill, General Cadet Knowledge, Citizenship, Leadership, Fitness, and various aspects of flying.  Level 5 is ‘on the job training’ in which the cadets fine tune their leadership skills and start to learn more about how the different squadron offices are run. 
All of our mandatory training runs on Thursday nights from 6:15 pm to 9:30pm.
The Proficiency Level Program is divided into 5 levels of training as described in the Air Cadet League of Canada Policies and Procedures manual.
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 5 – On the Job Training
Normally a cadet should only attempt one Proficiency Level in a given year.  Each proficiency level builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous level. Air Cadet Handbooks are available from the squadron and are designed to assist the cadets in preparing for each Proficiency Level’s requirements.
Mandatory Support training is training that helps to supplement the classroom teachings. These include Aerodrome tours, familiarization flying, citizenship tours, gliding, and survival weekends. This training takes place throughout the year on weekends making it possible for maximum participation.
Optional support training is training that reinforces the cadet aims of Leadership, Citizenship, and Physical fitness. These activities also help to boost morale and esprit de corps within the squadron. These activities include effective speaking, sports teams, drill teams, band, rifle team, and biathlon. This training runs on various nights see calendar for more details.


  • 6:30 pm: Cadets fall-in for attendance and opening parade (please arrive in time to start at 6:30pm sharp)

  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Training period 1

  • 7:35 – 8:05 pm: Training period 2

  • 8:05 – 8:20 pm: Canteen break (limited snacks available for sale)

  • 8:20 – 8:50 pm: Training period 3

  • 9:00 – 9:15 pm: Closing parade and announcements (parents encouraged to come in for final parade to hear about upcoming activities)

  • 9:15 pm: Dismissal


If a cadet is unable to attend an event, please leave a message through one of our contact methods so that they can be marked excused. Unexcused absences can delay a cadets promotion and advancement in the program.

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