JOIN - FAQ
Who can join?To be eligible for membership as a Cadet one must: be a legal resident of Canada: -be at least 12 years of age -not have attained 19 years of age -provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent -normally be in good physical condition;not belong to another corps or squadron -acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron. NOTE: A legal resident of Canada is a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully resident in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment.
How much does it cost?Air Cadets is free of charge! However, as an air cadet, you’ll be expected to participate in occasional fundraising activities which directly affect the quality and types of extra-curricular activities that will be possible for you to enjoy. Cadets have enjoyed fully funded activities such as Zip Lining, Amusement Parks, Water Parks and a whole host of other interesting, fun and sometimes challenging activities. The Cadet Program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the civilian Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League of Canada. The civilian sponsor requires local community support to meet its obligations that include accommodations, training aids and equipment, and program enhancements not otherwise provided.
When & where do you parade?We parade on Wednesday night from 18h30 to 2100 at the Cornwall Armoury at 505 Fourth St East.
Can I really get school credits for cadets?YES IT'S TRUE! Cadets may qualify to earn High School credits through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition program authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Education for learning and work they have done through local headquarters training (LHQ) and summer training
Do I have to join the military?No. One of the three objectives of the Air Cadet program is to expose cadets to the activities of the Royal Canadian Air Force, however, the program is not an avenue for recruiting for the Canadian Armed Forces (learn more about what we do here). Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces and they will never be asked to join. Cadets who do choose to join the military will have a great advantage over other applicants (many members of the Canadian Armed Forces started off in the cadet program—including Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield!).
Can I really obtain my private pilot license?Yes! Air Cadets offers two Transport Canada Pilot licenses: the Glider Pilot License (GPL) and the Private Pilot License (PPL). Scholarships are offered to air cadets in order for them to get their pilot licenses at various flight schools around the province. The licenses are free through Air Cadets (the GPL normally costs $2000, while PPL normally costs around $10000), cadets just have to pay with their dedication and hard work in the squadron. During the year, cadets with a glider license can fly at various cadet gliding centres around the province during weekends, and scholarships are offered to pay for continued flying when some cadets retire. Air cadets is one of the largest youth flight training programs in the world, and in fact, over 60 percent of Canada's airline pilots got their start in Air Cadets.No. One of the three objectives of the Air Cadet program is to expose cadets to the activities of the Royal Canadian Air Force, however, the program is not an avenue for recruiting for the Canadian Armed Forces (learn more about what we do here). Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces and they will never be asked to join
Can I get my Pilot's license for free?Yes. Flying scholarships are awarded to the most deserving cadets. With a limited number of flying scholarships available every year, cadets who are interested in obtaining their pilots licence compete for flying scholarships. Cadets are scored on various criteria which includes, and is not limited to, their involvement and contribution to the Air Cadet program.
Anything else I should know?YES! All recruits need to come wearing a white dress shirt, black tie and black pants, with black dress shoes. We understand that not all recruits own black dress shoes, so an alternative all black shoe is acceptable. Additionally, a notepad, pen and/or pencil is also really good to have. There's a lot to learn, and we can't expect a new recruit to memorize everything they are told. Cadets are also encouraged to bring a bottle to drink water through the night.
HOW TO JOIN
Follow these simple steps to become a 325 Cornwall Kiwanis Air Cadet
When we get back
STOP IN FOR A VISIT
Come check out what we're all about! Join us Wednesday nights between 1830 & 2100 at the Cornwall Armoury to find out what 325 Air Cadet Squadron is all about!
Check our CALENDAR to find our next training night
In the meantime
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
What are you waiting for! You will need
The applicant's health card information including expiry date if applicable.
Address and phone numbers of all parents/guardians.
when searching for a unit enter 325 Cornwall.
Soon enough you'll be on your way to enrolling in Canada's BEST youth organization!
Once we begin in person training, to help facilitate processing, please bring with you, either the originals or photocopies of your government ID (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent residence, etc.) Please note: while it states under the section Documents to Provide, that provincial health insurance is not accepted as valid ID. The health card is still required for membership and cadets must have it on their person at all times.
YOU'RE ONE OF US!
Step three would be return to
the office, with your paperwork (Wednesdays at 6:30 pm) and join
in on the fun.