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Thank you for your interest in joining 283 Woodbridge Air Cadet Squadron. Below you will find more information about the Air Cadet Program and How to become an Air Cadet at 283 Squadron.

Our Next Recruit Information and Enrollment Night will be:

 September 2018

Pre-Register Today to be kept informed about the next opportunity to join!

To Pre-Register, please see the information below.

**At Least ONE Parent or Legal Guardian Must Accompany

The New Recruit on Our Information & Enrolment Night** 

There will be a full presentation about the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and our Squadron.

We highly recommend you pre-register now so you can be kept up-to-date on any news.

To Pre-Register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following information:
1. Full Name of your Son/Daughter

2. Birth Date/Year of your Son/Daughter

3. Parent(s) name

4. Phone number(s)

5. Preferred Email Address

Required Forms will be provided on the Information and Enrollment night. 

Other Documents:

Every applicant must bring the following documents before they are permitted to participate in any activity.

  • The original and a copy of a valid Ontario Provincial Health Card (or equivalent Ontario Health Insurance)
  • Proof of identity (Canadian Passport, Canadian Birth Certificate, work or study visa issued by the Canadian Government, valid Canadian or Ontario identification card) and a PHOTO COPY of it.
  • When applicable, a copy of the relevant section of any court decree or judgment regarding legal guardian status.
  • When applicable, a copy of the relevant section of a court decree or judgment imposing restrictions or obligations.
  • Family Doctor's Name, Address and Phone number
  • Alternate Emergency Contact - This is the name, address and phone number of somebody we can contact in case of an emergency and in the event that we can not contact the parent. This is usually a close friend or family member who does not live with you or does not usually travel with you.
  • Get Ready for .... Excitement!

If you're 12 or older, want to meet friends and try something new, then we have just the thing for you!

Not 12 years old yet?  Consider joining the Navy League until you are old enough to be an Air Cadet!


Admin Fee is $135 per cadet

Each cadet must sell one book of Lottery tickets $60. These will be available on the recruit night. If the cadet and their family sell the tickets, they keep the money and must return the filled out Lottery Tickets. This enables the cadet to participate in the squadron for the minimal charge of $75.


Air Cadets learn about the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and participate in flight-related activities. Air Cadets have a chance to earn their civilian pilot licenses through the Air Cadet program.

Gliding is one of the more popular aspects of the Air Cadets and it provides a solid base for learning how to pilot more complicated aircraft.

Many Air Cadets go on to enjoy civilian flying careers, while others choose to pursue flying as an enjoyable life-long hobby.


Air Cadet Training is divided into five proficiency levels, including on-the-job training for senior cadets. Some of the courses offered to Air Cadets at the local level are:

  • aeronautical facilities
  • aircraft identification
  • aircrew survival
  • airframe structure
  • citizenship
  • drill
  • effective speaking
  • general cadet knowledge
  • physical fitness
  • sensible living
  • marksmanship
  • principles of flight
  • propulsion
  • radio communication
  • instructional techniques
  • leadership
  • navigation
  • meteorology

Summer Training

The thrill of gliding and flying provides the backbone of the Air Cadet program. Each year nearly 600 deserving Air Cadets receive flying and gliding scholarships. The remainder learn valuable life skills and important values like mutual respect, integrity and professionalism through lessons in navigation, theories of flight and aircrew survival.

Over 9000 Air Cadets take part in summer training. Some of the courses offered:

  • athletic instructor
  • aerospace
  • aircrew survival
  • air studies
  • air traffic control
  • instructional techniques
  • leadership
  • music
  • physical fitness
  • rifle coach
  • technical training

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.