The mandatory portion of training that Air Cadets must undergo to complete their training and qualify for promotions and summer camps is called the Proficiency Level Program. It is conducted at Mewata Armories during the period September 01 – June 30 and consists of a combination of training sessions, training days and training weekends. Some of the classes presented to cadets include Drill, General Cadet Knowledge, Citizenship, Leadership, Fitness, Meteorology Aerospace Outdoor Survival and various aspects of flying. Level 5 is ‘on the job training’ in which the cadets fine tune their leadership skills and start to learn more about how the different squadron offices are run.All of our mandatory training runs on Tuesday nights at Mewata Armories from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.The Proficiency Level Program is divided into 5 levels of training as described in the Air Cadet League of Canada Policies and Procedures manual.
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5 – On the Job Training
Normally a cadet should only attempt one Proficiency Level in a given year. Each proficiency level builds on the knowledge and skills of the previous level.
Mandatory Support training is training that helps to supplement the classroom teachings. These include Aerodrome tours, familiarization flying, citizenship tours, parades, gliding, and survival weekends. This training takes place throughout the year on weekends making it possible for maximum participation.
Optional training is training that reinforces the cadet aims of Leadership, Citizenship, and Physical fitness. These activities also help to boost morale and esprit de corps within the squadron. These activities include effective speaking, sports teams, drill teams, band, rifle drill team, biathlon, marksmanship, provincial flag party and ground school. This training runs on various nights Sunday and Monday excluding Tuesdays.