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Nelson air cadets go power, glider flying

By Contributor
May 16th, 2024

In the last month, the cadets of 561 Nelson squadron have had two days of flying.

 On April 20th, the cadets helped at the Nelson airport’s open house. During that time 20 cadets went on flight from Nelson airport to the Ainsworth and back to Nelson.

 On May 11th, the cadets travelled to Trail and had a chance to go flying in the glider and tow planes owned by the British Columbia Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada. Each cadet experience flight in both the glider and tow plane. They also assisted in the launching of the aircraft.

 In the last month the cadets have also attended a Field Training Exercise with cadets from Trail and launched model rockets.

 The Nelson Air Cadets will be holding their Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday, June 8 at the Nelson Airport. The parade will start at 1030 a.m. and everyone is invited to view the cadets. 

New cadets are welcome any time and may register online at or come to any training night in person. Cadets are between the ages of 12 and 18.

 Adults who would like to volunteer with the squadron or join our Squadron Sponsoring Committee are also welcome.

 For more information, you can contact the squadron by emailing

 Quick Facts

  • 561 squadron was formed in 1952
  • The Cadet Program offers challenging experiences, friendships and adventure! It’s an opportunity to expand your own horizons, contribute to your community and make friends for life.
  • There are over 50,000 cadets across Canada

Cadets from 561 Nelson squadron stop for a photo at the Nelson Airport following flying.

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