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Nelson Air Cadets go gliding, 70th Annual Ceremonial Review June 3

By Contributor
May 23rd, 2023

Recently, the cadets from 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets travelled to Trail for a day of flying. 

The cadets flew in a Schweizer SGS 2-33 glider or the Cessna 182 which tows the glider to altitude.

The flights lasted about 15 minutes and the cadets had the chance to learn hands-on about what it takes to be a pilot and to be part of the team that safely keeps the aircraft flying. 

The squadron will have its 70th Annual Ceremonial Review at the Nelson Airport on Saturday June 3rd at 10:30 am.

There will be an RCAF CT-156 Harvard II and civilian aircraft for the cadets and everyone from Nelson to explore. 

As part of the 70th anniversary, the squadron is hoping to get in contact with former members of the squadron.

If you were a member of 561 as either a cadet, adult staff, or a member of the Sponsoring Committee, please contact us at Let us know what you have done since you were in 561 and send us any pictures that you have in your time with 561. 

The squadron always welcome new cadets who are between the ages of 12 and 18. You can start your application at 

The squadron meets every Wednesday evening at the Nelson Eagles Hall, 641 Baker St, from 6:15 pm to 9 pm and does activities on selected weekends throughout the year. 

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

Photo Caption: The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets travelled to Trail for a day of flying and learning about the Schweizer SGS 2-33 glider. — Submitted

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