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Nelson Osprey Squadron cadets enjoy flying day over Heritage City

By Contributor
October 16th, 2017

This past weekend (Saturday, October 14th), 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron cadets of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets went flying over Nelson and area.

The cadets were flown in two Cessna 172 aircraft.

During the day, cadets also had a look inside the Kootenay Valley Helicopters hanger.

Aviation experience is one of the unique the activities of the Air Cadet Program. During the year, the cadets have several chances to experience flight. The cadets can also work towards their pilot’s licence in the cadet program.  Every summer, approximately 35 cadets in BC earn their Private Pilot Licence, and another 50 earn their Glider Pilot Licence.

Nelson Air Cadets meet at 6:15 pm every Wednesday at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street.

The squadron always welcomes new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18.

Adults who would like to volunteer with squadron are also welcome.

Quick Facts

  • The Cadet Program is open to all Canadian youth from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socio-economic factors. The program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadians opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures.
  • Cadets is the largest youth organization operated by the Government of Canada

Photo Caption: From left, cadets Chiara Minchin, Ryley Thompson, Ryan Penner, Sasha Seminick, Baldur Smith and Nat McIntosh along with Mark Mozel stand for a photo before boarding the Cessna 172 aircraft. — Submitted photo

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