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Ground School

3 Striker Squadron - Ground School Staff
Capt. R. Shulist (volunteer), Capt. S. Wilson 

Objective
The Ground School (GS) program is provided to offer academic training to interested Air Cadets who wish to compete for selection for the Glider Scholarship Program or the Power Scholarship Program.   Topics include aircraft operations, air law, meteorology, navigation, interview techniques and general information on the aviation industry.

Schedule
Cadets sign up for GS in September. GS runs September though mid January: Dates, times and location are subject to change

Location
Strathroy Fire Hall, Sundays 1900h to 2100h. Time and Dates are subject to change. Please check the squadron calendar for dates. Confirm classes with the GS Staff.  
Please bring the textbook and a pen and notebook.

Dress
Civilian clothes.

Open to
All cadets who are interested in aviation and particularly those who are interested in attending a glider or power scholarship in a future year.  Successful graduates of the Ground School program may be eligible to apply for a flying scholarship. Candidates must meet all established requirements laid down, including age, medical standards and Canadian Forces (CF) qualifying exam before being selected for the summer scholarship program.

Obtain your wings
During summer camps, cadets can earn a glider pilot or power pilot licence issued by Transport Canada. These are Civilian qualifications. Once qualified, cadet pilots can operate an aircraft within civilian organizations as well as within the cadet organization.  Furthermore, cadets who do not have the minimum age required to pilot an aircraft as required by Transport Canada can attend a 3-week summer course: Basic Aviation. [Have a Plan]


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Scholarship Program

Candidates must meet all established requirements laid down, including age, medical standards and Canadian Forces (CF) qualifying exam. Another important factor is motivation. Candidates must demonstrate a sincere interest in learning to fly and that they are prepared to commit to the demanding study time required to become a pilot. Recommendations will also consider the interest of the candidate in contributing as future pilots or instructors to the cadet flying programs.

The objectives and requirements of students entering the scholarship program are as follows:

Glider Scholarship Applicants

  • Must be 16 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken at Regional Gliding School
  • Grade 9 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • Must have completed level three (3) training at Cadet unit (LHQ) by the end of the current training year
  • Must pass the CF Qualifying Exam
  • Must participate and pass all Performance Objective checks as set by LHQ training staff
  • Must be physically fit and pass a Category three Ministry of Transport Medical
  • Meet the physical limitations as follows: 
    • minimum: height 152.4 cm (no shoes/boots, socks only), weight 40.82 kg, and
    • maximum: height 190.5 cm, weight 90.72 kg (200 lbs)
  • Cadets who hold any Transport Canada pilot licence or permit are not eligible

Power Scholarship Applicants

  • Must be 17 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken at Flight Training Unit and not be 19 before the end of the course, including travel time to return to their home
  • Grade 10 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • Must have completed level four (4) training at Cadet unit (LHQ) by the end of the current training year
  • Must pass the CF Qualifying Exam
  • Must participate and pass all Performance Objective checks as set by LHQ training staff
  • Must be physically fit and pass a Category three Ministry of Transport Medical
  • The training aircraft used for the PPS impose certain physical limitations with respect to weight and size of the pilot. Therefore, the student pilot’s size must promote comfortable positioning in the cockpit with good visibility in all directions as well as being able to reach the controls for full movement. The maximum weight (in cadet PT gear, no shoes/boots, socks only) for a student pilot is 111.13 kg (245 lbs)

Former #3 cadets that have graduated from the Scholarship Program are list here [Scholarships]