Cadets Training and Overview
During regular training, there are 104 periods that are mandatory, including 6 that occur on weekends. Weekend days that have mandatory training will be announced through annoucements on our Programming Document, on our Facebook page, and in your 533 Ms teams
The minimum standard for qualification is:
- Sixty percent (60%) attendance in all scheduled mandatory and complimentary training.
- Successful completion of each Performance Objective (PO) as outlined in the Proficiency Level Qualification Record.
The 533 Squadron offers the opportunity to join a Military Band (Woodwinds, Brass, and/or Percussion).
Improve your hand-eye coordination and enhance your memory with the mathematical and artistic concepts behind playing music.
Combining cross-country skiing and marksmanship, Cadets must ski up to 7 kilometers and shoot 15 targets from 50 meters away.
Develop power, endurance, strength, skill, precision, and composure during this action-packed, physically demanding endeavor.
Master your body and mind as you are tasked to perform precision movements which test your physical and personal discipline.
The Drill Team provides Cadets the opportunity to command a Flight.
Drone Training Program (NEW this year!)
While there are dozens of free YouTube videos out there that can teach you to fly a Drone, Our goal of this new optional training course is to offer the cadets an option to be introduced to and explore the exciting and expanding world of opportunity of sub-micro unoccupied aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones. UAS micros are drones that weigh less than 250 grams. Classes will be mixed theory and hands on practice flying of drone provided by the Squadron. Cadets will be provided everything they will need to know to write the Transport Canada drone exam for Basic Qualification should the cadet choose to do so.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Program (NEW this year!)
Taking part in the Award takes commitment, a spirit of adventure, decision making, goal setting and perseverance in achieving them. It won’t be easy, however, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of the journey will be worth it, because it will be something you did just for YOU! It also looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, CV’s and job applications.
Find your voice and build self-confidence through practice, instruction, and competition. Deliver prepared speeches and learn to speak off-the-cuff like a pro.
Open to Cadets of all training levels, learn the art of public speaking.
Flight Simulator Program
Generating interest in aviation through interactive and inclusive learning.
Open to Cadets and staff of all training levels.
Required for Cadets interested in applying to the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) or Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS).
Open to Cadets of all training levels, however only those meeting the requirements will be selected to write the entrance exam.
Learn about the safe handling of rifles, build self-esteem, hone your focus, engage in good sportsmanship, develop self-discipline and improve marksmanship technical skills.
Accessible to all Cadets.
An artist practices enhanced problem-solving and motor skills every time they paint.
Dedicate yourself to creative learning and focus by joining us for step-by-step acrylic painting tutorials with no experience needed.
Scholarship Prep Boards
The two most prestigious courses in Air Cadets are the Gliding and Power Pilot Scholarship programs.
Meetings with our Officer will help Cadets prepare for their Selection Boards.
Annual survival competition held over 3 days and 2 nights with Squadrons across Alberta.
The competition is aimed at challenging Cadets in Aircrew Survival, Physical Fitness, Marksmanship, First Aid, Radio Communication, and Orienteering.
All components of the competition will be conducted from memory, without aid.
In a parade, the Squadron Commander or Squadron Warrant Officer will give commands for the flights to follow, demonstrating the Drill the cadets learn every training night. Our Drill Team and Band also provide you with the opportunity to test your personal drill and discipline.
Summer Scholarship Program
Please stay tuned for updates.