Welcome to 795 Iqaluit Squadron's home in the World Wide Web. Our mission is to carry out the Canadian Air Cadet Training Program in the City of Iqaluit in the highest quality manner to benefit our youth, while ensuring a safe and friendly environment to learn.
We are dedicated to providing life skills and valuable experience that will enable our cadets to be well prepared to succeed in whatever Endeavour they undertake in life and to become contributing citizens to our great Community and Country as a whole.
Our staff is committed to ensuring that all who pass through our squadron will be treated with respect and dignity. It is my goal to ensure that both staff and cadets learn, serve, have fun and leave with pleasant memories.
I invite you to browse this website and learn more about our Squadron activities and get a glimpse into the best youth program in the Country.
Captain A.E. (Adam) Chubbs, B.Tech, CET, ADC
795 Iqaluit Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAirC) is a Canadian national youth program for persons aged 12 to 18. Cadets are civilians, they are not members of the military and are not obliged to join the Canadian Forces.
The Iqaluit Squadron focuses on citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, general aviation and stimulating an interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces.
The majority of cadet training takes place at the local squadron during the regular school year with a percentage of cadets selected for summer training courses at various cadet summer training centres located across Canada. Central to the air cadet program are the gliding and flying scholarships offered to air cadets who qualify. One in five private pilots in Canada is an ex-air cadet and 67% of commercial and airline pilots began as air cadets. There are about 450 squadrons located across the country with an approximate enrolment of 24,500 Air Cadets.
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The squadron trains one night per week, a parade night, to undertake the local training program. The four year program provides cadets instruction in citizenship, leadership, survival training, instructional techniques, drill and ceremonial and the basics of aviation and aeronautics. In the fifth and subsequent years, cadets may be assigned to instruct these classes to the younger cadets. The local training begins in September and continues until June.
Beginning with the 2008/2009 training year, a new training system was introduced replacing the program that was in use since 1992. The Cadet Program Update (CPU)brings new teaching materials and incorporates more contemporary educational and youth development methods. Similar updates to the Sea and Army Cadet programs rationalize the connectivity between the three programs and more efficiently provides the training that is common to all three elements.
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