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National Courses

Advanced Aerospace (AASC) – 6 Weeks

  • The Advanced Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aerospace activities. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, astronomy, orbital mechanics, and model rocketry.

Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance (AATC – AM)

  • Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance is a six-week course that provides Cadets the opportunity to learn aircraft maintenance skills through a set of practical, hands-on training activities, such as installing and removing rivets used in aircraft metal structures, performing a landing gear retraction test on a fixed-wing aircraft, assembling an input driveshaft from a turbine powered helicopter.

Advanced Aviation Technology – Airport Operations (AATC – AO)

  • Advanced Aviation Technology – Airport Operations is a six-week course that introduces Cadets to the various components of operating an airport. Cadets will learn about airside operations, meteorology, navigation, air traffic services, ground services, and safety. They will also examine some of the history and advancements in the aviation industry and explore employment opportunities.

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) – 6 Weeks

  • Top cadets can obtain a full Glider Pilot License, issued by Transport Canada. This training program consists of a series of flight lessons in the air and on the ground.

Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) – 7 Weeks

  • Top cadets can obtain a full Power Pilot License, issued by Transport Canada. This training program consists of a series of flight lessons in the air and on the ground.

International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) – 2 to 3 Weeks

  • Canada is a member country of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Association. Every year, a select group of senior cadets are chosen to represent Canada on the international stage, by participating in an exchange with cadets from other countries.
  • The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) jointly sponsor the International Cadet Exchange Program with Air Cadet Organizations around the world. This exchange promotes friendship and companionship amongst the Air cadets from the participating countries and encourages participants to demonstrate an interest in international affairs.
  • Participating countries include Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

IACE Association Website

Regional Courses