Aviation Studies

One part of being an air cadet is to gain new skills and this is partly achieved through aviation studies, you can also take away real qualifications that will set you apart from the crowd when you head to university or begin your chosen career

First Class Badge

 

 

 

The first step in your aviation studies is to achieve your first class cadet badge. To do this you will be taken through classes contain the following subjects.

  • ATC/CCF (depending on your branch)
  • Basic Drill and Ceremonial
  • RAF
  • History of Flight
  • Fundamental Principles of Airmanship
  • Map Reading
  • Initial Expedition Training
  • Basic Radio Communications

As each subject is completed you will update your first class logbook and once completed you will be awarded your first class badge.

Leading Cadet Badge

 

 

Your next step upon completing your first class training is to then begin training towards your leading cadet badge learning the following subjects.

  • Basic Navigation
  • Principles of Flight
  • Airmanship II

In order to received your leading badge must sit an open book exam using our Ultilearn system for all three subjects.

Senior Cadet Badge

 

 

To receive your Senior cadet badge you need to complete 3 subjects from the following list.

  • Aircraft Handling and Flying Techniques
  • Air Power
  • Piston Engine Propulsion
  • Jet Engine Propulsion
  • Rocketry
  • Air Frames
  • Avionics and Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Military Aircraft Systems
  • Basic Air Navigation
  • Basic Principles of Pilot Navigation
  • Advanced Radio and Radar
  • Data Communications

Once again to successfully complete your senior badge training your must sit and pass all three 3 chosen subjects using the Ultilearn system.

Master Cadet Badge

 

And so to the last exam based badge, in order to complete your master cadet badge you must firstly be 15 years of age and above and select another three subjects from the list below.

  • Aircraft Handling and Flying Techniques
  • Air Power
  • Piston Engine Propulsion
  • Jet Engine Propulsion
  • Rocketry
  • Air Frames
  • Avionics and Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Military Aircraft Systems
  • Basic Air Navigation
  • Basic Principles of Pilot Navigation
  • Advanced Radio and Radar
  • Data Communications

Once again to get your badge you must sit all three exams.

 

Instructor Cadet Lanyard

 

 

To receive your instructor cadet lanyard you must firstly be 16 years of age or older.

You will also have to attend a Wing run Method of Instruction Course which will develop your skills to be able to teach on a nightly base at the squadron with the course culminating in you delivering an assessed lesson using your new found skills.

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