THE FLYING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Flying Scholarship Program helps prepared cadets who wish to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GSP) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS). The Glider Pilot Scholarship and Power Pilot Scholarship are two of the highest achievements available in the Air Cadet Program. Cadets who wish to receive this scholarship spend months studying and preparing for the qualifying exams and interviews.
The "Ground School" course runs for all cadets from September to November. Cadets in any level can participate in the Ground School Course, however only those who meet the requirements, and are selected, will be permitted to write the entrance exam and continue in the weekly classes up until the regional exam in January. It is highly recommend that any cadet interested in applying to the GSP or PPS, participate in Ground School Course each year, even if they are not yet eligible to write the entrance exam to gain experience and knowledge.
The Ground School Instructor is CV. Mike Rotondo. Mr. Rotondo has sucessfully trained cadets with our ground school program. All previous candidates achieved over 90% on their entrance exams.
Ground School will commence on Friday's from 19:00-21:00 hrs until November at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School. The Squadron Qualifying Flying Scholarship Exam will be held to determine which cadets will continue to the regional exam and interviews.
283 Squadron is permitted to submit 3 names for both the GPS & PPS each training year. Cadets selected are expected to have:
- An overall attendance of no less than 70% of mandatory training
- Be an active participate in the Squadron’s Ground School Classes.
- Write the Squadron Qualifying Ground School Exam
- Meet all prerequisites:
- Glider: Prerequisites: Must not hold any TC pilot licence. Must turn 16 by 1 Sept, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Catagory 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Three training by 30 June and grade 9 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain height and weight restrictions are made necessary by the gliders used: Height minimum 5’0”/152.4 cm, maximum 6’3”/190.5 cm; Weight minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg
- Power: Must be 17 by 1 Sept, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by 30 June and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain physical limitations are made necessary by the aircraft used: Weight maximum 245 lbs/111.13 kg
Cadets participating in the ground school program will need a copy of "From The Ground Up", a limitted number of books are availble through the Squadron.
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