Frequently Asked Questions
How does someone join Cadets?
94 Squadron runs two regular recruit courses, September and January, of every training year. Scroll down to the “pre-registration” section at the bottom of the page to learn more.
What will it cost?
There is a $120 annual fee that must be paid each September. Of that fee $60 is for the cadet assessment fee and $60 worth of lottery books. This fee goes directly to the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League. The Air Cadet Uniform will be provided, on loan, free-of-charge.
How old must I be to join the Air Cadets?
You are eligible to join a squadron if you have reached your 12th birthday but not your 19th.
What are the requirements of membership?
All potential cadets must be of good character, interested in the program and prepared to attend parades regularly. You must be Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant and in good health. Permission of your parent or guardian is also required.
How often do Air Cadets train?
You will parade with your Air Cadet squadron every week. Air Cadets also participate in occasional day trips and overnight weekend training.
Are there any extra curricular activities?
At 94 Squadron we have many optional teams and clubs. We have a Drill team, Pipes & Drums Band, Marksmanship Team, Flying Scholarship Program and Effective Speaking Team.
How often do Air Cadets get to fly?
Generally our squadron goes gliding twice a year – fall and spring.
If I join cadets, will I be joining the Canadian Forces?
Not at all. Cadets is a civilian youth organization with ties to the Canadian military, but it is not part of the Canadian military.
Must I buy my own uniform?
No. Complete uniforms are loaned to cadets by the Canadian Forces. You are, of course, expected to keep the uniform looking clean and neat.
Who instructs Air Cadets?
Air Cadets are instructed by officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre(CIC) or Senior Cadets who have completed the Cadet Level Program – a component of the Canadian Forces who are specially trained to instruct and supervise youth. Also, Civilian volunteers such as ex-Servicemen, former Air Cadets and other persons willing to devote time to this activity are also active in the Air Cadet program.
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