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Air Cadet League of Canada Province of Ontario. CADET POWER FAMILIARIZATION FLYING PROGRAM 151 Squadron Oshawa, ON. Aims of the Power Flying Presentation 1. To describe the current power flying program in use at 151 Sqn.

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air cadet league of canada province of ontario
Air Cadet League of CanadaProvince of Ontario


151 Squadron Oshawa, ON


Aims of the Power Flying Presentation

1. To describe the current power flying program in use at 151 Sqn.

2. To assist squadrons in setting up their own flying program by explaining what documentation is required to set up and operate a successful power flying program.

3. To assist the League in becoming more involved in the identification and promotion of power flying activities in the Province of Ontario.

4. To provide a copy of this presentation on the Internet so that all units will have a ready reference should they wish to start their own local flying program.


How the Flying Program is Financed

1. Flying Conducted at The Canadian Flight Academy at the Oshawa Airport.

2. Cadet contributes $10 towards the flight and the Rotary Club of Oshawa contributes approx $27.

3. The average flight time is .75 hours.

3. Pilots flying the cadets are flight instructors who do not charge for their time.

4. Over a 10 year period the squadron has flown 1000 cadets.


Squadron Pilots

Aircraft used Cessna 152, 172 and Cherokee PA 28.

Daniel Thissen


Night Flying during Regular Evening Training Parades

Maximum 12 cadets in four flights per night


Basic pilot qualifications required to fly air cadets

Reference CRC0 1821 Annex B

Air cadet familiarization flying (Airplane or Glider)

Pilots flying cadets in privately owned or rented air craft must meet the following

minimum flying hours.

Minimum total Time – 150 Hrs.

Minimum pilot in command time 75 Hrs

Minimum time on type – 15 Hrs

Minimum time on type last 60 days = 1 Hr


Information required to obtain pilot approval from the RC Air Ops O.

Fax, email or deliver a hard copy of the following documents and form to “The Central Region Flight Safety Officer” Captain Chris Toth at CFB Trenton

1. The pilots Licence

2. The pilots Medical

3. The last Page of the pilot’s log book which shows that the pilot has flown at least 1 hour PIC on type with in the last 60 days.

4. A copy of the log book page that shows that the pilot has carried out a proficiency check with in the past year. The check flight is to be carried out and signed off by a licensed flight instructor each year for all pilots. This check should be entered in the pilot’s log book as follows;

Certified that (pilots name) has completed an annual proficiency check flight on (Date) at (Location)

Flight Instructor (_______________)

Licence # (_______________)

5. A form ( supplied locally) that provides the additional details requested in CATO 52-07


Request for Pilot Approval

In addition to the list of documents a request form containing answers to the following questions is to be submitted with these documents. (Form to be generated at the Squadron)


A Suggested Sample Form for Pilot Approval

Request for Pilot Approval - Cadet Familiarization Flights

To ACO Air: From Commanding Officer: Date:

1. Substantiation

2. Dates

3. Flight Location

4. Number of cadets

5. Number of Flights

6. Supervisor Officer

7. Pilots


Licence #

Date of Last medical

Total Flying Time

(Single engine land)

PIC on Type

Hrs flown past 60 days

(On type)

8. Type of aircraft, ownership

To provide familiarization flying for cadets of this squadron on the dates and times shown weather permitting. Flights are designed to provide the cadets with an air experience as well as an introduction to operation and control of a light aircraft.

Months of November – December

Local to Oshawa Municipal Airport

Total to be flown is dependant on the number of cadets that attend.

Total Number of flights also dependant on the number of cadets who attend.

Lt. Sisco



2011 Sept 22

14,232 hrs

954 hrs

36 hrs

Cessna 172, 152, Piper PA 28, Owner - Canadian Flight Academy


Tasking Order & 2 Month Flying Approval

Once RC Air Ops O has granted approval for the flying activity the Commanding Officer will receive a Tasking Order authorizing Familiarization Flights for a 2 month period. Flights may be extended for a further 2 months providing the central Region Flight Safety Officer (Captain Chris Toth) receives notification that at least 1 hour has been flown in the previous 2 month period.

Squadrons are required to report cadet flying activities to the Flight Safety officer with in 7 days after the familiarization flight or flights take place.

Each unit planning on organizing power flying activities must submit an Activity Support Request to authorize the activity.

References CATO 52-07 & CRCO 1821


Flying With COPA

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association

The three Cessna’s above flew 17 British Air cadets and their officers on a flight around the CN tower in Toronto. This was arranged with the local Flight of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association who donated their aircraft for the flights.

The local COPA flight are also strong supporters of the young Eagles program and all of the British cadets where flown as participants in this program.


Private Owners who fly our cadets

Note: Before they can fly air cadets owners of private aircraft are required to have their insurance agent modify their aircraft insurance program to name on their policy the Department of National Defence and the Air Cadet League of Canada. They must also provide a copy of the current C of A for the aircraft.


Canadian Aviation Regulations

Sec 401.28 Aeroplanes and Helicopters —

Reimbursement of Costs Incurred in respect of a Flight

(4) The holder of a private pilot licence may receive reimbursement from a charitable, not-for-profit or public security organization in respect of a flight conducted by the holder as a volunteer for that organization if the reimbursement

(a) in the case of an aircraft owned by the holder, is paid at a rate based on distance travelled or number of hours flown and does not exceed the total of the holder’s direct operating costs and the fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight.


Some Additional Notes

Weather minimum for familiarization flying is 2500 ft AGL

Stalls, spins, slow flight, aerobatics , formation flying and low flying are prohibited

Night Flying - Night VFR flights are only permitted for pilots holding a Commercial Pilot Licence or higher and who have a current night rating. They must be specifically authorized for night flying in their tasking order.

Cadets are not permitted to be flown in Experimental, Light Sport or Owner Maintained Aircraft.

5. On the submission form indicate whether the aircraft is privately owned or rented from flying training unit (FTU). If it is an FTU provide the name of FTU and aircraft type. If it is a private aircraft provide the name of owner, aircraft type and AC registration (i.e. C-GUMP)

6. It should be noted that once pilots are approved for a specific squadron they may after having an ASR approved and appointing a supervisory officer use pilots from another squadron to fly their cadets.


If viewers would like to review the information displayed in this presentation it is now available on the Internet at: us/ web links/Power Flying Presentation

Additional Reference

(Aviation Committee)