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Because of the intensity of the course, and non negotiable CAF requirements, Cadets must be at least 16 years of age by September 1st, 2021 (Glider Pilot Training Course - GPTC) and 17 years of age by September 1st, 2021 (Power Pilot Training Course - PPTC), successfully completed grade 9 (GPTC) or grade 10 (PPTC) and be in at least their 3rd level of Cadets (GPTC) or 4th level (PPTC).
The course is offered by Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers (CJCR), requiring minimum of 45 hours plus, slef-paced online national cadet ground school.
For those Cadets interested in National courses, it is competitive and there are no guarantees. Doing really well on the Exam is a pre-requisite to attending the Boards. Board interviews, school marks, Cadet activities, deportment, etc. are all considered in the decision. If a Cadet is selected for a Training Course, they must obtain a Transport Canada Medical, at their own expense (This is in addition to other licensing fees). It is strongly recommended that the medical be obtained well in advance.
For more information, please contact the CO at: CO@airdrieaircadets.ca
"What is chiefly needed is skill rather than machinery." — Wilbur Wright, 1902
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 to December.
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