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Pilot Ground School. 180 Mosquito Squadron 2012-2013. Outline. Cadet Aviation Program Summer Courses Summer Course Application and Selection Pilot Ground School Information. Cadet Aviation Program. Powered flying has been a major part of Air Cadets since start

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Pilot ground school

Pilot Ground School

180 Mosquito Squadron 2012-2013


Outline

Outline

  • Cadet Aviation Program

  • Summer Courses

  • Summer Course Application and Selection

  • Pilot Ground School Information


Cadet aviation program

Cadet Aviation Program

  • Powered flying has been a major part of Air Cadets since start

  • Gliding program began in 1965, now largest glider training program in the world

  • Air Cadet League owns and insures 65 gliders and 30 tow planes

  • Over 22 000 junior cadets participate in familiarization flying in spring and fall

  • Every summer, over 500 senior cadets get a Glider Pilot Licence (GPL) or Private Pilot Licence (PPL) through cadet program

  • Average of 55 000 glider flights a year in Air Cadet SGS 2-33 gliders


Summer courses lvl 2

Summer Courses (Lvl 2)

  • Basic Aviation Course@ Trenton (3 weeks)

  • Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course@ Trenton (3 weeks)


Summer courses lvl 3

Summer Courses (Lvl 3)

  • Advanced Aviation Course@ Trenton (3 weeks)

  • Advanced Aviation Technology - Airport Operations@ Canadore College (6 weeks)

  • Advanced Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance@ Canadore College (6 weeks)

  • Advanced Aerospace@ RGS Eastern (6 weeks)

  • Oshkosh Trip@ EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin (2 weeks)


Summer courses

Summer Courses

  • Glider Pilot Scholarship@ RGS Central (6 weeks) - Level 3


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Summer Courses

  • Power Pilot Scholarship@ various flight centres (7 weeks) – Level 4


Other courses

Other Courses

  • York Soaring Course @ YSA (2 weeks)

  • Private flight centres and gliding clubs


Application process

Application Process

  • 180 Pilot Ground School

  • Squadron Applicant Selection

    • Rank

    • Summer Courses

    • PGS Mark

    • Participation in Sqn

  • Submit paperwork

    • Course Application

    • Narrative

    • School Transcript

    • ID Copies

    • Aviation Medical

  • Entrance Exam

  • Interview


Selection process

Selection Process

  • Interview (40%)

  • Exam (35%)

  • School Marks (10%)

  • Other (15%)

    • Rank & Years In

    • Summer Courses

    • Aviation Experience

      * Percentages are approximate


Glider physical limits

Glider Physical Limits

  • Limits are due to SGS 2-33 weight and balance limitations and cockpit size

  • Cadets not meeting limits will result in them being RTU’d (Returned to Unit)


Pgs information

PGS Information

  • Units:

    • Theory of Flight

    • Air Law

    • Meteorology

    • Navigation/Radio/Airmanship

  • Quizzes/homework done during each unit

  • Tests at the end of each unit, done at beginning of class (6:30 pm)

  • PGS Exam in December and practice exams afterwards for applicants


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PGS Information

  • Will require: From the Ground Up – 29th Edition ($60)


Pgs schedule

PGS Schedule

  • ClassesTuesdays 25 Sep to 11 Dec (12 classes)6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Applicant Review ClassesTue 8 Jan, Fri 11 Jan

  • Glider/Power Entrance ExamSat 12 Jan

  • National Course InterviewsSat 2 Feb (to be confirmed)


Pgs optional activities

PGS Optional Activities

  • Gliding14 Oct

  • Powered FlyingNovember (to be scheduled)

  • Air Combat Zone ($30)November (to be scheduled)


Gliding

Gliding


Powered flying

Powered Flying


Air combat zone

Air Combat Zone


Contact info

Contact Info

  • OCdt Sandoval

    • [email protected]

    • 416-910-3938


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