Flying with 12 City of Edmonton RCACS

Air Cadets will receive training in aeronautical subjects, such as, principles of flight, aeronautical engines, and airport operations, just to name a few. With opportunities to fly in an aircraft and even became a pilot.

The Flying opportunities are offered with virtually no cost to the individual. How far will Air Cadets take you?

Gliding on the Air Elemental Day

As part of the level training program, Air Cadets participate in an Air Elemental Day held at a local airfield. Cadets will meet at 12 City of Squadron and be transported to the local . Every effort is made to get each cadet a flight in a glider; however, if limited by weather, cadets will enjoy a day of aeronautical fun at the airfield. 

Familiarization Flights

Through fundraising efforts and the generous support of organizations such as 700 Wing of the Air Force Association of , the 12  Squadron Sponsoring Committee funds powered familiarization flights for the cadets of 12 Squadron. The familiarization flights are held a local Airport. Cadets will meet at the airport or flying club. Dress for this activity is in civilian dress.  Cadets receive a flight in a powered aircraft. These flights are optional, and every effort is made to allow each cadet an opportunity for a flight. 

Availability may be limited by weather, aircraft availability, or funds available.  

Power and Glider Scholarship Courses 

Senior Air Cadets can apply for a Scholarship Course where they will earn either their Transport Powered Pilots licence or Transport  Glider Pilots Licence for virtually no cost. For the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) 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 should also consider the interest of the candidate in contributing as future pilots or instructors to the cadet flying programs.