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Junior Cadet

Junior cadets will be trained in the history of the RAF, history of the ATC & CCF plus Drill and Compliments. Cadet will then progress through the training syllabus to achieve the highest possible standards.

 

As a Cadet you will work your way through our structured training syllabus. Starting as a Junior Cadet and learning what it means to be a Cadet and finishing as an Instructor Cadet where you can teach other Cadets everything that you have learned Find out more about each of the training awards:

Throughout your time as a Cadet you will find the subjects are interesting and practical;

how does an aircraft fly?
How does a jet engine work?
How can a pilot navigate?
What aircraft do the RAF fly?

Cadet Ethos
Basic Drill
Badges of Rank


First Class Cadet ATC

Part 1 CCF (RAF)

When you start as a cadet, you will initially become a Junior Air Cadet. The initial part of your training will introduce you to the Air Cadet Organisation, teach you basic foot drill and provide you with a uniform and guidance on how to care for it. Once you have covered the basics, you will become a Second Class Air Cadet. From here you will begin your formal classification training. Initially you will study a wide range of subjects, both theory and practical based as you study to become a First Class cadet. This is the first classification you can obtain and should take between 4-6 months after you join. You will study a wide range of subjects, from the RAF to Initial Expedition Training, both in formal lessons and with hands on training.

At this time in your trianing schedule you will also learn how to safely handle and use a range of weapons available to the cadet force. You may also attain your heart start and then your first aid qualification.


Leading Cadet ATC

Part 2 CCF (RAF)

The next stage in your training is to become a Leading Air Cadet. This involves learning basic navigation and map reading, understanding how an aircraft flies and stays in the air and being able to identify common aircraft and understand how an airfield works. Once you have completed the 3 assessments required you will become a leading cadet. This should take approximately one year from becoming a 1st Class. Upon completion of your First Class and Leading training you will be eligible for a BTEC Award in Aviation Studies


Subject 1

Basic Navigation

This subject builds on the lessons of the First Class ‘Map Reading’ subject. By the time you’ve completed this you’ll understand how a compass can be used to navigate and we’ll get you into the hills to practice the skills you’ve learnt.

Subject 2

Principles of Flight

One of the most interesting subjects for anybody who has an interest in aviation. We’ll teach you how an aircraft flies, by the end of your training you will know what the different control surfaces on the aircraft are and what they are used for. You will also be taking part the the Air Experience Flights AEF).

Subject 3

Airmanship 2 – Aircraft Operation

As part of the Airmanship series of lessons, you will learn about the rules of the air. You willl also learn about the aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Aircraft recognition is a learned skill and can also be good fun when put into a quiz.

You can find the Learning material for each of these subjects listed below.

Basic Navigation using Map & Compass
Principles of flight
Airmanship Knowledge


Senior Cadet ATC

Advanced CCF (RAF)

The next classification you will study is Senior Air Cadet. At this point you will begin to narrow down the subject that you take, but will study them in more detail. There are 10 subjects to choose from, of which only 3 will be studied. They include how a jet engine works, the theory behind rocket power, how planes and navigators navigate using not just a map and compass, but the full range of instruments a plane offers, they also include the principles of Radar and Radio, as well as the use of Air Power and the construction of planes. Once you have completed the 3 subjects, you will become a Senior Air Cadet. Again this should take about 1 year after you become a Leading Air Cadet.


Aircraft Handling & Flying Techniques
Air Power
Jet Air Propulsion
Piston Engine Propulsion
Air Frames
Military Aircraft Systems
Basic Air Navigation
Basic Principles of Pilot Navigation
Advanced Radio & Radar
Rocketry



Master Cadet ATC

Advanced CCF (RAF)

The next classification you study for is Master Air Cadet. Continuing from Senior, you will study a further 3 subjects,thes may not be the same subjects as the 3 for senior cadet. Once you have completed the 3 assessments, you will become a Master Air Cadet. Again this should take about 1 year after you become a Senior Air Cadet. Upon completion of your Master Air Cadet training you will be eligible for a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Studies.

Aircraft Handling & Flying Techniques
Air Power
Jet Air Propulsion
Piston Engine Propulsion
Air Frames
Military Aircraft Systems
Basic Air Navigation
Basic Principles of Pilot Navigation
Advanced Radio & Radar
Rocketry