Aeronca Aircraft Project

Aeronca Aircraft Project


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In July 2015, we plan to continue the Aeronca Aircraft Project–Aviation Technology and Maintenance Course–to train Air Cadets in the skills of aviation technology and maintenance.  This program intends to garner interest in the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA), formerly known as Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC), to provide an Aviation Technology High School Credit Course, and to bring together Cadets who have interest in the maintenance area of the aviation world.  We extend the Aviation Program with “hands-on” training and skills in aircraft technology and maintenance to Air Cadets.


To that end, this Course provides Air Cadets with the opportunity to build on the fundamentals of aviation knowledge. The Course provides theoretical and practical, hands-on learning of aircraft maintenance by reconstructing, to a serviceable condition, an actual aircraft, a 1947 Aeronca ‘Chief’ Aircraft. The Course may lead to apprenticeship or certification programs which are part of school-to-work programs.   Details are as follows:

  • The Course is given at the John Paul II Catholic Secondary School in London Aviation Department, located at the Fanshawe / Jazz Hanger at the London International Airport, and is open to Air Cadets in Ontario, 15 years of age and older who have completed Grade 9;
  • The Course is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and on successful completion, Cadets will receive a Grade 11 credit toward High School graduation;
  • The Course is for 4 weeks in July, commencing 6 July 2015 and ending 31 July 2015, and runs from 0800 hr – 1430 hr from Monday to Friday each week;
  • The maximum number of Cadets available to participate is limited to 20.  There is no restriction as to the number of cadets from each, individual squadron.
  • A training bursary will be paid to each Cadet who successfully completes the Course by OPC.


This is the seventh year of this successful and popular Course.  Cadets who have taken the Course and applied the next year for PPS or GPS have been very successful.  The ACLC-OPC fully supports this Course, but accommodation and meals are not provided.  However, arrangements may be made at Fanshawe College.  Details will be sent to the applicants accepted in the Course.  Students must make their own arrangements for accommodation and meals.  Cadets are fully supervised at all times while at the school and at the College Residence.


Cadets interested in taking the Course must notify their Squadron Commanding Officer.  Commanding Officers are requested to put this letter and Registration Form on the Squadron’s Website, to provide the cadet  with a copy of this letter and  the Registration Form attached, and to mail the original, completed, signed copy of the Registration Form (signed by Cadet, Parent or Guardian and CO) to the Course Coordinator LCol (Ret’d) Armin Grunwald at 333 Hartson Road, London, Ontario N6H 5B7 – no later than 29 May 2015.  For enquiries, I can be reached by telephone at       519-474-2194 or by email at


The Aeronca Aircraft Project Committee will be working with the members of ACL-OPC, DND, CCAA, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School (JPII), Fanshawe College Aviation Department, and other aviation industry partners to provide the very best program we can.  Cadets attending this Course will be able to put their mark on the rebuilding of the 1947 Aeronca ‘Chief’ Aircraft.


JPII will be offering a “Special High Skills Major Aviation Program”.