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Performance Objectives

I was asked recently, by a new recruit’s parent, "What does my son learn on Tuesday night?" Good question. Here is a chart that lists the subjects that our Air Cadets learn by level. #3 Striker Squadron trains one night per week - a "parade night" - to undertake the local training program prescribed by the Director of Cadets. The four year program provides cadets instruction in citizenship, leadership, survival training, instructional techniques, drill and ceremonial and the basics of aviation and aeronautics. In the fifth and subsequent years, cadets may be assigned to instruct these classes to the younger cadets. The local training begins in September and continues until late May. The majority of cadet training takes place during the regular school year with a percentage of cadets selected for summer training courses at various Cadet Training Centres located across Canada. The information below focus on the regular weekly training and not summer training. PO is short for Performance Objective. 


Level 1: These are the subjects that Cadets will learn in Level 1.

Subject Title

PO #

Description

Citizenship

101

Perform individual acts that better the community

Community Service

102

Perform community service - Cadets earn hours toward their Ontario Secondary School citizenship requirement.

Leadership

103

Learn to participate as a member of a team

Personal Fitness and Healthy Living

104

Develop a personal activity plan

Recreational Sports

105

Participate in various sporting activities in pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle

Air Rifle Marksmanship

106

Learn safe handling of and fire the Cadet air rifle

General Cadet Knowledge

107

Learn about the Cadet program and how to serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

Drill

108

Learn basic drill movements and participate in a Ceremonial Review (ACR) Parade

Biathlon

111

Participate in recreational summer biathlon activities

Canadian Forces (CF) Familiarization

120

Demonstrate knowledge of the organization and traditions of the Canadian Forces

Canadian Aviation, Aerospace and Aerodrome Operations Community Familiarization

121

Participate in Canadian aviation, aerospace and aerodrome operations community familiarization activities.

Radio Communication

129

Basic radio communications, using the phonetic alphabet and numbers

Aviation Activities

130

Participate in aviation activities. This includes participating in a glider flight.

Aerospace Activities

140

Participate in aerospace activities. This includes rocketry.

Aerodrome Operations Activities

160

Participate in aerodrome operations activities

Aircraft Maintenance

170

Discuss aircraft maintenance and manufacturing

Aircrew Survival

190

Participate in a field training exercise

 

Level 2: These are the subjects that Cadets will learn in Level 2.

Subject Title

PO #

Description

Citizenship

201

Identify the Role of an Environmentally Conscious Canadian Citizen

Community Service

202

Perform Community Service

Leadership

203

Demonstrate Leadership Attributes Within a Peer Setting

Personal Fitness and Healthy Living

204

Update Personal Activity Plan

Recreational Sports

205

Participate in Recreational Sports

Air Rifle Marksmanship

206

Fire the Cadet Air Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

General Cadet Knowledge

207

Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

Drill

208

Execute Drill as a Member of a Squad

Biathlon

211

Participate in Competitive Summer Biathlon Activities

Aviation History

230

Discuss Canadian Aviation History

Principles of Flight

231

Explain Principles of Flight

Propulsion

232

Identify Characteristics of Piston-Powered Aircraft

Aerospace

240

Participate in Aerospace Activities

Aerodrome Operations

260

Participate in Aerodrome Operations Activities

Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

270

Discuss Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

Aircrew Survival

290

Participate in a Field Exercise

 

Level 3: These are the subjects that Cadets will learn in Level 3.

Subject Title

PO #

Description

Citizenship

301

Recognize the Purpose of Service Groups Within Canada

Community Service

302

Perform Community Service

Leadership

303

Perform the Role of a Team Leader

Personal Fitness and Healthy Living

304

Update Personal Activity Plan

Recreational Sports

305

Participate in Recreational Sports

Air Rifle Marksmanship

306

Fire the Cadet Air Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

General Cadet Knowledge

307

Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

Drill

308

Direct a Squad Prior to a Parade

Instructional Techniques

309

Instruct a Lesson

Biathlon

311

Participate in a Recreational Summer Biathlon Activity

CF Familiarization

320

Participate in Canadian Forces (CF) Familiarization Activities

Principles of Flight

331

Describe Principles of Flight

Meteorology

336

Identify Meteorological Conditions

Air Navigation

337

Demonstrate Air Navigation Skills

Aerospace

340

Identify Aspects of Space Exploration

Aerodrome Operations

360

Recognize Aspects of Aerodrome Operations

Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

370

Recognize Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

Aircrew Survival

390

Navigate a Route Using a Map and Compass

 

Level 4: These are the subjects that Cadets will learn in Level 4.

Subject Title

PO #

Description

Citizenship

401

Recognize How the Legal System Affects Youth

Community Service

402

Perform Community Service

Leadership

403

Act as a Team Leader

Personal Fitness and Healthy Living

404

Update Personal Activity Plan

Recreational Sports

405

Participate in Recreational Sports

Air Rifle Marksmanship

406

Fire the Cadet Air Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

General Cadet Knowledge

407

Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

Drill

408

Command a Flight on Parade

Instructional Techniques

409

Instruct a Lesson

CF Familiarization

420

Describe Canadian Air Force Traditions

Radio Communication

429

Communicate Using Radio Procedures for Aviation Transmission

Principles of Flight

431

Explain Principles of Flight

Propulsion

432

Describe Aero Engine Systems

Meteorology

436

Explain Aspects of Meteorology

Air Navigation

437

Explain Aspects of Air Navigation

Aerospace

440

Discuss Aerospace Structures

Aerodrome Operations

460

Describe Aerodrome Operations Career Opportunities

Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

470

Discuss Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

Aircrew Survival

490

Participate in an Aircrew Survival Exercise

 

Level 5: These are the subjects that Cadets will learn Level 5.

Subject Title

PO #

Description

Citizenship

501

Explain Global Citizenship

Leadership

503

Lead Cadet Activities

Personal Fitness and Healthy Living

504

Adopt an Active Lifestyle

General Cadet Knowledge

507

Serve in a Air Cadet Squadron

Instructional Techniques

509

Instruct Cadets

Airmanship

530

Fly a Cross-Country Flight Using a Flight Simulator

Aerospace

540

Reflect on Canada's Contribution to Aerospace Technology

Aerodrome Operations

560

Participate in an Aerodrome Operations Activity

Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

570

Examine Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

Aircrew Survival

590

Analyze an Aircrew Survival Case Study