About Cadets


About Cadets

Before reading about the program below, watch this YouTube Video.

A message from one of our alumni



One of our former cadet warrant officers is Johanna Wagstaffe, currently the weather expert for CBC News in Vancouver.

If prospective new cadets and parents would like to know more about the opportunities and activities in the air cadet program

then click on the video below to hear firsthand about her experiences as a cadet in 151 Squadron.



 Watch Famous Canadian Astronaut Chris Hatfield talk about his experience as a Air Cadet and how it led him to be an Astronaut. 


The Air Cadet Program

Cadets form a national organization whose purpose is to develop in youth the attributes
of leadership, engaged and active citizenship and physical fitness, all within a
safe environment that stimulates an interest in the Canadian Forces.

Local Training

Air Cadet Training is divided into five proficiency levels, including on-the-job
training for senior cadets. Some of the courses offered to Air Cadets at the local
level are:

aeronautical facilities sensible living
aircraft identification marksmanship
aircrew survival principles of flight
airframe structure propulsion
citizenship radio communication
effective speaking instructional techniques
general cadet knowledge leadership
physical fitness navigation

At 151 Squadron, we have different activities almost every night of the week. Please visit our Activities Page for further information on the variety of activities a cadet can get involved in.

Summer Training

The thrill of gliding and flying provides the backbone of the Air Cadet program.
Each year nearly 600 deserving Air Cadets receive flying and gliding scholarships.
The remainder learn valuable life skills and important values like mutual respect,
integrity and professionalism through lessons in navigation, theories of flight
and aircrew survival.

Over 9000 Air Cadets take part in summer training. Listed below are the courses offered:

  • Basic Courses – Junior Cadets
    • General Training
    • Basic Aviation
    • Basic Survival
    • Basic Fitness and Sports
    • Basic Drill and Ceremonial
  • Music Courses
    • Basic Music – Level 1/2
    • Intermediate Music – Level 3
    • Advanced Music – Level 4/5
  • Advanced Courses – Level 3 and above
    • Advanced Aviation
    • Air Rifle Instructor
    • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor
    • Fitness and Sports Instructor
    • Survival Instructor
  • National Courses – Senior Cadets
    • Advanced Aerospace
    • Aircraft Maintenance
    • Aircraft Operations
    • Glider – Learn to Fly
    • Power – Learn to Fly
    • International Exchange

Additional information about summer training can be found on the Squadrons website
151 Chadburn Summer Training Page

Visit Us

Our Squadron regular training happen weekly, Monday nights,

  • Recruit Training between 6:45-9:00 PM., through two recruit courses Start of September and December of the training year, at the Rotary Hall, 254 Centre Street, Oshawa. This is just north of Gibb Street. Parking is across the road at the Durham Alternate Secondary School, access of Gibb Street.
  • Regular Cadet Training between 6:30-10:00 PM from Mid September to Mid May throughout the training year. Come see us at our regular training site, Village Union Public School, 155 Gibb Street, Oshawa. Entrance from the East Side Parking Lot.

Please ask for the Recruiting, Training, Deputy Commanding Officer or Commanding Officer.

For a list of common questions and answers, please visit the FAQ’s Page
For questions regarding joining us, please send any queries to : 151rcacs@gmail.com

Information for Parents

Parents play a significant role in their cadets’ careers. The Air Cadet League of Canada has prepared some critical information for parents, who have a cadet in their family. Please click on the this link for more information. Air Cadet League, Ontario Provincial Committee.