Grand Forks’ air cadets program seeking adult volunteers

The Grand Forks' Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron 841 is looking for adult volunteers.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron 841 in Grand Forks is in need of help to instruct the program.

Officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) are members of the Canadian Forces Reserve, whose primary duty is the supervision, administration and training of teenaged youth of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.  Opportunities exist for full-time summer employment at any of the cadet summer training centres throughout Canada.

In Grand Forks, we are looking for interested adults that will instruct the program on a part-time basis.  The commitment is to run the program on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the cadet hall on 6th Street.  The cadets meet from September to June.

Adults who become instructors are paid wages for all of the training they receive, as well as the weekly meetings.

The Air Cadet program provides youth with the opportunity to develop attributes of good citizenship and leadership, participate in physical fitness activities, as well as develop their self confidence and team building skills.

Air cadets can also receive their glider pilot’s license and power pilot’s license by earning a scholarship.  There are a number of opportunities to familiarization fly throughout the year as well as receive ground school instruction.  Air cadets also have travel opportunities within B.C., Canada and internationally on various courses and scholarships.

In addition to the above activities, air cadets also participate in range, drill, flight simulator experience, field training exercises, first aid, biathlon, effective speaking and band. Adult instructors have the opportunity to receive specialist training in those areas as well.

For more information on the air cadet program and Cadet Instructors Cadre please call Capt. Jim Lewall at 250-447-9034 or email Captain Jacqueline Zweng at jacqueline.zweng@cadets.gc.ca.