National Summer Training

The intention to apply for National Courses has now closed.

Only candidates selected from the squadron selection process will proceed with the national application process.

Cadets who expressed intent to apply for a National training course (GPS, PPS, AATC-AM, AATC-AO, Advanced Aerospace, IACE) are to scan and submit the documents (see National Courses page) via EMAIL to 742training@gmail.com AND a HARD COPY of each document to Capt Donner no later than Thurs 30 Nov 2017.

Questions should be directed to 742training@gmail.com (Capt Donner).

(UPDATED: 27-11-2017)


Each year, 742 Squadron cadets attend National Camps and Scholarship Courses during the summer months.  742 Squadron is allocated a small number of spots for these camps and courses based on the number of cadets in our Squadron. Generally, we have a greater number of cadets who are interested in these opportunities than spots available. The Squadron therefore, holds an internal selection process to select cadets which will then attend what is known as "National Exams and Interviews" at the regional level (All Air Cadet Squadrons in the Ottawa Valley) where the final cadet selections for camps and courses are completed. In order to determine which cadets will attend the National Exams and Interviews, 742 Squadron ranks the cadets based on the following:

  • rank;
  • cadet training level;
  • previous summer camp experiences;
  • attendance at mandatory activities;
  • participation in optional activities;
  • academic level; and
  • for the Scholarship candidates; their average on the ground school exams.

For each category; a standardized point system is used. For example, a cadet in 9th grade will receive 1 point, while a cadet in 12th grade will receive 4 points; each cadet receives 1 point per optional activity he/she attends, etc. The points are then tallied to provide a total score for each cadet. Scores for all cadets competing for the same course are compared, and the cadet with the highest score is selected to attend the National Exams and Interviews.


LATEST UPDATES (as of 13-11-2017):

National Summer Training - Required Documents NLT 30 Nov 2017

Cadets who expressed intent to apply for a National training course (GPS, PPS, AATC-AM, AATC-AO, Advanced Aerospace, IACE) are to scan and submit the following documents via EMAIL to 742training@gmail.com AND a HARD COPY of each document to Capt Donner no later than Thurs 30 Nov 2017.

Please title your email as: LastName, FirstName - National Training Documents.

  • Proof of Citizenship/Identification (Passport or Birth Certificate)
  • Transcript of Last School Term (as of June 2016)
  • Signed Personal Narrative (Helpful Guide do not copy the sample)
  • GPS only: CATO 54-26 Annex B (Height & Weight)
  • PPS only: CATO 54-27 Annex B (Height & Weight)
  • IACE only: IACE Form & 3 Passport Photos (this can wait, done immediately after selection has been made)

Note: Narratives can be brought in/emailed for feedback efore 30 Nov 2017.

Selection Update: this will be done after 26 Nov 2017


International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) (2 or 3-Weeks)

For 60 years now Canada's Air Cadets have been participating in exchanges with countries throughout the world. The mission is to serve the member nations, organizations, and participating cadets by conducting top quality exchanges of aerospace-minded young people that:

  • Fosters international understanding, goodwill, and friendship among those involved.
  • Promotes an interest in aviation and space, including highlighting career opportunities.
  • Introduces cadets to the global nature of aerospace manufacturing.
  • Provides cadets an insight into the essential interdependence of nations.
  • Shares the values of cultural diversity, character development, and the potential of all young people to better themselves.  

These exchanges are a unique opportunity for cadets from all over Canada to have an unforgettable experience in discovering the world.

Requirements to apply:

  • Exchange is 2-3 weeks in duration depending on the country visited,
  • Only one application per squadron can be submitted,
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age  by August 1st of the year the exchange is held,
  • Level five successfully completed by the end of the current training year.

Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) (7 weeks)

This seven-week course is an intensive program of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Pilot Wings.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Minimum age is 17 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken,
  • Level four successfully completed by the end of the current training year,
  • Grade 10 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • CF Qualifying Exam must be passed,
  • Must be able to obtain a valid category 3 medical certificate from transport Canada

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) (6 weeks)

This six-week course is an intensive program of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Minimum age is 16 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken,
  • Level three successfully completed by the end of the current training year,
  • Grade 9 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • CF Qualifying Exam must be passed,
  • Must be able to obtain a valid category 3 medical certificate from transport Canada

Advanced Aviation Technology Courses (6 weeks) - Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM)

This course introduces cadets to the field of aircraft maintenance by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and exposing them to a variety of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance functions.

Requirements to apply:

  •  level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year.

Note: This is a 6 week course

Advanced Aviation Technology Courses (6 weeks) - Airport Operations (AATC-AO)

This course introduces cadets to the operations of an airport by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and by exposing them to a variety of activities that occur in the air industry.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year.

Note: this is a 6 week course

Advanced Aerospace Course

The aim of this course is to provide cadets with training in the fundamentals of aerospace science. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of aerospace science and technology, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application within the format of a simulated space mission project.

Requirements to apply:

  • Level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year

Note: This is a 6 week course

Preparatory Study Guide 2016 (National Selection Courses)