National Courses

Have you ever wanted to learn more about rockets? Go scuba-diving? Learn to fly a plane all by YOURSELF? Or travel to another country and act as an Ambassador of Canada?

If you said yes to any of those questions, you are on the right page! Every year, 330 Squadron gets the opportunity to send a few cadets on National Courses which are advanced six-week summer training courses. These courses are designed to give cadets the chance to challenge themselves through new and fun experiences, all in a safe environment. This year, there is a total of six courses that offered and you’ll find all the information about them below.

If you are interested in applying for any of the courses, begin the application process at the bottom of the page!

International Air Cadet Exchange (iace)

The purpose of the IACE is three-fold: to promote friendship and goodwill among Air Cadets of the participating countries, to encourage participants to develop an interest in international affairs, and to reward those Air Cadets who have rendered outstanding services to the Squadrons over a period of years. The IACE is intended only for outstanding senior Cadets who will present Canada with distinction. Exchange Cadets visit air bases, centres of industry, world landmarks, universities, cultural centres and museums, plus they experience private hospitality with families in their own homes.

Host countries may include: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be minimum 17 years by 1 August 2019

  • Be medically and physically fit

  • Currently undertaking Level Five training

  • Be admissible as a visitor to the destination country

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Power Pilot Scholarship (pPS)

This seven-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Power Pilot Wings. Prerequisites

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 17 years of age by 1 Sep 2019

  • Not be 19 years of age prior to end of course

  • Be physically fit

  • Be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner

  • Have completed Level Four training by 30 Jun 2019

  • Have completed Grade 10 by the application deadline,

  • Must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the PPS National Qualifying Exam

  • Certain physical limitations are made necessary by the aircraft used:

    • Weight: maximum 245 lbs/111.13 kg.

  • Training Centre: Various Flight Training Units across Ontario.

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)

This six-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings.

Prerequisites:

  • Must turn 16 years of age by 1 Sep 2019

  • Not turn 19 years of age prior to end of course

  • Be physically fit

  • Be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner

  • Have completed Level Three training by 30 Jun 19

  • Have completed Grade 9 by the application deadline

  • Must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the GPS National Qualifying Exam

  • Height and weight restrictions are:

    • Height: minimum 5’0”/162.4 cm maximum 6’3”/190.5 cm

    • Weight: minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg

  • Training Centres: Mountain View CFTC (ON), Debert CFTC (NS), St-Jean CFTC (QC), Gimli CFTC (MB), & Comox CFTC (BC).

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Airport Operations (AATC-AO)

This six-week national course is designed to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce background knowledge required in the airport operations field.

The aim of the AATC-AO is to introduce cadets to programming specific to airport operations. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of airport operations, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.

Training Centre: Canadore College (North Bay, ON)

Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM)

This six-week national course is designed to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce background knowledge required in the aircraft maintenance field.

The aim of the AATC-AM is to introduce cadets to aircraft construction and maintenance. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of aircraft construction and maintenance functions, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.

Training Centre: Canadore College (North Bay, ON)

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Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aerospace activities within the Air Cadet program.

This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of aerospace science and technology, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application within the format of a simulated space mission project. Candidates should show interest and ability for mathematics and physics.

Training Centre: RGS (Eastern) – St. Jean Cadet Flying Training Centre (QC).

In addition to all of the prerequisites listed for each specific course, all cadets must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply:

  1. Must currently hold a minimum rank of Sergeant if applying for AATC-AM, AATC-AO or IACE.

  2. Must have been in Squadron for at least 2 full training years

  3. Must complete Level three training by 30 June 19

If you meet all of the above requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply now! Please submit your application no later than Friday, November 9th.