Ground School

The Flying Scholarship Program helps prepared cadets who wish to apply for the Glider Pilot Training Course (GPTC) and the Power Pilot Training Course (PPTC). The Glider Pilot Training Course and Power Pilot Training Course are two of the highest achievements available in the Air Cadet Program. Cadets who wish to receive this training opportunity spend months studying and preparing for the qualifying exams and interviews.

 The “Ground School” course is open to registered cadets from September to December. Note: Only those who meet the requirements, and are selected, will be permitted to write the entrance exam and continue in the weekly classes up until the regional exam in January. It is highly recommended that any cadet interested in applying to the GPTC or PPTC, participate in Ground School Course each year, even if they are not yet eligible to write the entrance exam to gain experience and knowledge.

The Ground School program instruction is provided by CV Roger Parent. Mr. Parent holds his Private Pilot’s License and Night Rating, and is currently pursuing his Commercial Pilot’s license at Brampton Flight Centre with the goal of attaining his instructor rating. Ground School instruction will be supported by several cadets who have successfully completed the Advanced Air Studies course at CFB Trenton, and by FSgt Desai who received his Glider Pilot’s License through the cadet program.

Ground School will commence on Thursday’s from 19:00-21:00 hrs starting October 1, 2020 running through until January 14 at LHQ which is located at the Brampton Flight Centre. The Squadron Qualifying Flying Training Course Exam will be held to determine which cadets will continue to the regional exam and interviews.

 892 Snowy Owl Squadron is permitted to submit two (2) names for both the GPTC & PPTC each training year. Cadets selected are expected to have:

  • An overall attendance of no less than 70% of mandatory training
  • Be an active participate in the 16 weeks of the Squadron’s Ground School Classes with a minimum of 90% attendance. Falling below the minimum required Attendance would exclude the cadet from subsequent ground school sessions for the remainder of the year.
  • Write the Squadron Qualifying Ground School Exam 
  • To be eligible for to Meet all prerequisites:
    • Glider: Prerequisites: Must not hold any TC pilot licence. Must be 15 years of age 16 by 1 Sept, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Three training by 30 June and grade 9 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain height and weight restrictions are made necessary by the gliders used: Height minimum 5’0”/152.4 cm, maximum 6’3”/190.5 cm; Weight minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg
  • Power: Must be 17 by 1 Sept, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by 30 June and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain physical limitations are made necessary by the aircraft used: Weight maximum 245 lbs/111.13 kg

Cadets participating in the ground school program will need a copy of “From The Ground Up”, a limited number of books are available through the Squadron.

Click here to register for the 2020/2021 ground school program