Squadron Training

Mandatory Training Program

The Air Cadet Training Program is built upon five Proficiency Levels. Levels 1 through 4 are each one year long, and Level 5 spans two years. The table below lists the Mandatory training subjects that cadets must complete in order to achieve each Proficiency Level.

Subject Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Citizenship X X X X X
Community Service X X X X X
Leadership X X X X X
Personal Fitness and Healthy Living X X X X X
Recreational Sports X X X X
Air Rifle Marksmanship X X X X
General Cadet Knowledge X X X X X
Drill X X X X
Instructional Technique X X X
Biathlon X
Personal Development X
Canadian Forces Familiarization X X X
Canadian Aviation Familiarization X
Radio Communications X X
Aviation/Airmanship X X X
Principles of Flight X X X
Propulsion X X
Meteorology X X
Air Navigation X X
Aerospace X X X X X
Aerodrome Operations X X X X X
Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance X X X X
Aircrew Survival X X X X X

Weekend Training

Field Training Exercises. We conduct three Field Training Exercises (FTX) each year. Cadets will move on Friday night to a facility outside of the city and participate in a variety of activities, but focused on Survival, Leadership, Physical Fitness, and Teamwork.

Gliding. Air Cadets have the opportunity to go Gliding at the Edmonton Gliding Centre several times each year.

Training Days. We conduct several day activities through the year including Aviation, Marksmanship, and Sports.

Teams and Optional Training

504 offers numerous optional training and team activities including band, biathlon, drill team, marksmanship, basketball and volley ball teams. If you are interested in learning more about any or all of these programs, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of our training staff!