Cadets spend day flying at GF airport

By Contributor
May 24th, 2015

On May 3, the cadets of 841 Boundary Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Grand Forks spent the day glider flying at the Grand Forks Airport.

The SGS2-33A glider and Cessna 182 Tow Plane are owned by the Air Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Committee and are operated by the Department of National Defense. 

Every spring and fall, all cadets have the opportunity to fly in the cadet aircraft.  The cadets are also involved in all aspects of the day, working as ground crew to push the glider, performing signaling duties and getting hands on experience in the aircraft.

The next big event for 841 Squadron is the units Annual Ceremonial Review which will be held at the Grand Forks Airport on 09 June 2015.  The cadets will also visit Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington before their year comes to an end in June.

841 Grand Forks Boundary Squadron meets every Tuesday night during the school year and during the summer the Cadets have the opportunity to attend summer courses at various training locations across Canada.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada and the Department of National Defence has been training youth in Canada for over 70 years.  The Cadets are the largest government funded youth program in Canada with over 50,000 participants across Canada.  The Royal Canadian Air Cadets accepts youth between the ages of 12-18 who have a desire to learn more about the air element of the Canadian Forces, wish to develop the attributes of leadership and good citizenship and who wish to promote physical fitness.  While the program is military based, there is no obligation for a cadet to join the Canadian Armed Forces when he or she finishes their cadet career.  Cadets are also encouraged to learn more about opportunities within Canada’s Aviation Industry.

Locally, there are Air Cadet Squadrons in Trail, Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks.

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