What we have to offer
The RAF Air Cadets conducts an aviation orientated academic syllabus recognized by BTEC, and by providing air experience flying in powered and glider aircraft. Flying and leadership courses are also provided. There is representative competition in seven major sports at all age groups, as well as small and full bore shooting. Adventure training includes downhill and Nordic skiing, sailing, parachuting, para-gliding, hang-gliding and micro lighting. There are Easter, summer and autumn camps at RAF bases, overseas expeditions, and training on Marine Society Ships.
Each year, some 3000 cadets receive the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and more than 85 cadets participate in the International Air Cadet Exchange scheme.
This is not an exhaustive list, but give you a good insight into what is on offer.
Flying and Gliding
Cadets are able to fly in a variety of RAF and NATO aircraft and actually take control.
Marching instills a readiness to obey orders and is a great activity for building teamwork.
Accredited courses and potentially life saving training is available.
Cadets can participate in a range of activities such as abseiling, kayaking, hill walking, etc.
Cadets are able to pariticipate in the sport of competition shooting and apply different firing techniques.
Field & Military Skills Training allows cadets to operate in field conditions.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme develops young people through a range of challenges.
There are a range of atheletic and team sports available and cadets can compete at different levels of ability.