Art Smith Aviation Academy, 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB
The squadron provides ground school for those cadets who are interested (and eligible) in pursuing a flying course within the Air Cadet Gliding Program. Annual scholarships for glider and power pilot courses are available, and both are covered within the syllabus.
The class sessions are held on Wednesday evenings in the Trg Office, from 1700-1900 hours. The course is based on the content of “From the Ground Up”. Cadets are encouraged to read the topics covered in class on their own to strengthen their knowledge base.
The course finishes with mock exams at the end of December, followed by preparation for the provincial qualification exam in early January. After the qualification exam, cadet are prepped for their Scholarship Board interview. The interviews are held during February and successful candidates are moved forward for potential selection as a Glider Pilot or Power Pilot recipient.