This program prepares eligible cadets to write a qualifying exam for the glider pilot or power pilot summer training course. Similar to aviation schools, this program teaches cadets the basics of flying and the requirements to get a private pilots license. Classes are on Monday nights, September through December.
Part of the required training for air cadets is the opportunity to have a flight in a glider! The squadron tries to get out at least twice a year (weather permitting) to the Netook Gliding Center just north of Olds, AB.
Ever wanted to play a brass instrument or bang a drum? The 88 Lynx RCACS has a band program that runs through out the year! Learn to play marching songs and get the opportunity to perform at the Annual Ceremonial Review.
The marksmanship program has been specifically designed for youth and is based on olympic style competitions. The focus on teaching cadets the proper use and safe handling of firearms, specifically Daisy Air rifles. Cadets may try out for the "Range Team" offering them the opportunity to compete against other squadrons.
Biathlon is a combination of Cross Country Skiing (Winter Biathlon) or running (Summer Biathlon) and Marksmanship. It requires tremendous endurance and strength as well as skill and precision. Cadets will practice in this physical activity on specific days through out the year and have a chance to compete against other squadrons.
Every cadet will have the opportunity to learn public speaking. There is a competition within the squadron and may lead your cadet to zone competition, then provincials, followed by nationals!!!
Drill is an important part of cadet training. Drill promotes success within a group by promoting discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness and cohesion. Senior cadets will gain confidence, assertiveness and supervisory skills while speaking in front of a group that will require correcting personnel on their dress and personal drill skills.
Every year, a select group of cadets gets to proudly bear the flags on parade for the Annual Ceremonial Review. Two cadets carry flags that are escorted by three cadets that will carry rifles, a symbol of the protection and value we give our flags.
An integral part of the cadet program, sports nights are held through out the year. Volleyball and basketball are the main focus, however, other sports and games are mixed in as well.