Author Archives: Capt Lemoine

Power Pilot Training Course

PPTC Wings

Good morning!

We’ve received our first offer for summer training and it’s a big one! Congratulations to FSgt Vidal, who has been selected for (and has accepted) the offer to attend this summer’s Power Pilot Training Course. Please take the opportunity to congratulate him on his selection this Wednesday.

I’m also taking this as a sign that offers for other courses will start trickling in soon. For everyone else who has applied, have just a little more patience.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACs
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 8 May 2022

Date
8 May 2022

RO Number
2022-17

CO’s Message

Good evening!

Reports have it that there were some excited cadets this weekend at the CC130J Hercules familiarization flight. Other than some miscommunication that we still need to get to the bottom of, it was a very successful event. Thanks go to Lt Couroux and CI Dau for serving as escorts on Saturday.

We’ve got an optional training night on Monday at 1900 (7:00pm) with a mixture of activities, including some drill and some squadron sports. Optional training nights are more casual and will not be uniformed. Standard civilian garb is appropriate.

Wednesday night, we’re back to regular training, but are switching to C3B dress for the evening as we begin to prepare for our Annual Ceremonial Review. We won’t be switching back to C5 dress for the remainder of the training year, so make sure everything fits.

See everyone on Wednesday!

Regular Training Night
11 May 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
3B (Operational)

Cadet Dress
C3B

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Nicolescu

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M130.04/td>

C130.03  
Description Watch “On Canadian Wings” Segment Watch “On Canadian Wings” Segment Activity at SWO’s Discretion
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M231.02a M231.02b  
Description Describe the Production of Lift by an Aircraft Wing Describe the Production of Lift by an Aircraft Wing Activity at SWO’s Discretion
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO C331.03 C340.08  
Description Identify Aspects of Helicopter Aerodynamics Describe Aspects of the International Space Station (ISS) Activity at SWO’s Discretion
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO C432.03 C436.02  
Description Describe Gas Turbine Engines Describe Severe Weather Conditions Activity at SWO’s Discretion
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
9 May 2022
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian CI Dau
11 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 3B/C3B Lt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 May 2022
1830-2115
Monday Squadron “Top Gun” Movie Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
18 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 3/C3 Lt Russell
23 May 2022 Monday Victoria Day (No Training)      
25 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday ACR / Awards Night / CoC 809 HQ 1A/C1A Capt Lemoine
26 May 2022
1830-2115
Saturday
0700-1800
Private “Top Gun: Maverick” Screening Landmark Cinemas St. Catharines 3B/C3B Lt Couroux

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Upcoming Activities

Good afternoon!

We have two upcoming activities that need final commitments.

RCAF Familiarization Flying this Saturday, 7 May
“Top Gun: Maverick” Screening on Thursday, 26 May

If you are planning on going to either or both of these events, we need to know as soon as possible so that we can provide firm numbers to the organizers.

In the event that you cannot attend this evening, please send your conformation to the squadron email address. For that matter, even if you are attending this evening and just want to make sure we have you on the lists, send that email anyway.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Correction

The WROs this week indicated in one section that the regular training night would be the 3rd rather than the 4th of May. This was a typo. There is no training tonight and we will have our regular training night tomorrow. Please accept my apology for the error.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 1 May 2022

Date
1 May 2022

RO Number
2022-16

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

We had a really good time last week between bowling and a last-minute rework of our training night. I’m particularly glad to see our attendance picking up again.

With the exception of one end-of-year activity that’s still in the planning stages, I’ve populated all of the squadron activities for the rest of the training year in the “Upcoming Activities” section of the WROs. Take a close look. As of next week, we’re back in our blue uniforms and slowly moving up to proper dress for our Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR), Awards Night, and Change of Command on the 25th of May. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to find out what fits and what doesn’t, do it this week so that you can see CI Dau about getting replacements for the things that don’t.

This Wednesday, we have a special activity night planned. They have some aviation and aerospace ideas revolving around the significance of May 4th. (I’m thinking that Lt Couroux might have some understanding of such things.) Make sure you come out and see what they have planned.

Last week, the pictures below were posted to get everyone excited about the RCAF familiarization flights this Saturday! We’ve got a bus picking us up at 0715 that Saturday morning and we’re heading down to London International Airport to catch a ride. Cadets attending should be wearing C5 uniform, C3B if they don’t have a complete C5 uniform, and (as a last resort) black pants and a white shirt if they have neither. Cadets who find themselves in that last category need to see both CI Dau and myself this Wednesday.

Participating cadets need to be at 809 HQ at 0700 on Saturday morning at the latest in proper attire, with a snack bag for the trip, a refillable water bottle, and their Ontario health cards. If any of these are missing, the cadet will not board the bus. Don’t leave things at home.


See everyone on Wednesday!

Regular Training Night
4 May 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
5 (Operational)

Cadet Dress
C5 (FTU)

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Couroux

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO      
Description Special Activities Special Activities Special Activities
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO      
Description Special Activities Special Activities Special Activities
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO      
Description Special Activities Special Activities Special Activities
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO      
Description Special Activities Special Activities Special Activities
Instructor
Level Five PO/EO      
Description Special Activities Special Activities Special Activities
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 Lt Couroux
7 May 2022
0700-1800
Saturday CC130 / CC177 Familiarization Flights London International Airport (YXU) 5/C5 Lt Couroux

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
9 May 2022
1900-2115
Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian CI Dau
11 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 3B/C3B Lt Nicolescu
16 May 2022
1830-2115
Monday Squadron “Top Gun” Movie Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
18 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 3/C3 Lt Russell
23 May 2022 Monday Victoria Day (No Training)      
25 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday ACR / Awards Night / CoC 809 HQ 1A/C1A Capt Lemoine
26 May 2022
1830-2115
Saturday
0700-1800
Private “Top Gun: Maverick” Screening Landmark Cinemas St. Catharines 3B/C3B Lt Couroux

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 24 April 2022

Date
25 April 2022

RO Number
2022-15

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

It’s time to bring on the fun! Tonight’s all about the bowling at Parkway Social in St. Catharines. We’ll be throwing balls down the lanes from 1900 (7pm) to 2100 (9pm) so bring your competitive spirit and an appetite because there will be food! We’re still subject to COVID-19 precautionary procedures, so do the on-line check-in below just as if you were coming to training on Wednesday and definitely bring a mask. When you’re not eating, mask wear and physical distancing are still required.

On Wednesday, we’re returning to some regular aviation subject training to get you into into the theme of our next big activity… RCAF familiarization flying on the 7th of May! We’ve got a bus picking us up at 0715 that Saturday morning and we’re heading down to London International Airport to get a ride on one of these.


If there’s ever a time to be excited about aviation, this is the time! We’ll discuss the details on Wednesday.

See you on tonight!

Regular Training Night
27 April 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
5 (Operational)

Cadet Dress
C5 (FTU)

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO M160.03a M160.03b  
Description Construct a Model Aerodrome Construct a Model Aerodrome Squadron Drill
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO C203.03a C203.03b  
Description Discuss Characteristics of a Leader Discuss Characteristics of a Leader Squadron Drill
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M370.01 M370.02  
Description Identify Components of the Pitot Static System Identify Aircraft Manufacturers Squadron Drill
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M436.02a M436.02b  
Description Describe Air Masses and Fronts Describe Air Masses and Fronts Squadron Drill
Instructor
Level Five PO/EO C504.01a C504.01b  
Description Reflect Upon Personal Fitness and Healthy Living Reflect Upon Personal Fitness and Healthy Living Squadron Drill
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
25 April 2022
1900-2100
Monday Bowling Night! Parkway Social, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L3 Civilian Attire Capt Lemoine
27 April 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
4 May 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 Capt Lemoine
7 May 2022
1830-2115
Saturday
0700-1800
CC130 / CC177 Familiarization Flights London International Airport (YXU) 5/C5 TBD

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 17 April 2022

Date
17 April 2022

RO Number
2022-14

CO’s Message

Good evening!

Last week’s fitness testing turnout could have been a lot better. We had a little under half of the squadron in attendance and not nearly enough people taking the time to call in and let us know that they wouldn’t be there. The cadet program is a team effort and everyone needs to be on-board in order for everyone to get the most out of it. If a cadet really can’t be in attendance for something, it is expected that they will call in or email us to let us know. Beginning in the new training year, this will be the difference between being absent with an excuse and being absent. Absences without an excuse will count against a cadet’s flight for the inter-flight competitions when they start again, so it’s best to build good habits now.

This week, we will be conducting a marksmanship night and picking our best shots to participate in the mail-in marksmanship competition series. Lt Nicolescu has provided the linked air rifle handling checklist for cadets with some air rifle marksmanship experience to review. We understand that there are a few cadets who still haven’t had an opportunity to become familiar with the handling of air rifles and they will be given appropriate instruction at the beginning of the evening to ensure that they’re properly prepared to participate.

Cadet Air Rifle Handling Test Assessment Checklist

For proficiency level five (L5) cadets, we’ll be conducting leadership evaluations throughout the evening.

See you on Wednesday!

SWO’s Message

This week we will be doing some marksmanship! If you wear glasses you can wear those normally instead of safety glasses however I suggest you wear contacts if possible as they tend to be easier to shoot in. We will briefly go over rifle safety prior to starting the night as well. Another reminder to check you blues to make sure everything fits and for the new Lac’s to make sure you put the new ranks on your blue tunic. If you need help figuring out how to do so please feel free to email any of the seniors and we can help.

Regular Training Night
20 April 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
5 (Operational)

Cadet Dress
C5 (FTU)

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CI Dau

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO C106.01a C106.01b C106.01c
Description Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO M206.01a M206.01b M206.01c
Description Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO M306.01a M306.01b M306.01c
Description Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO M406.01a M406.01b M406.01c
Description Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity Participate in a Recreational Marksmanship Activity
Instructor
Level Five PO/EO 503 PC 503 PC 503 PC
Description Leadership PC Leadership PC Leadership PC
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 April 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 CI Dau

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
25 April 2022
1900-2100
Monday Bowling Night! Parkway Social, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L3 Civilian Attire Capt Lemoine
27 April 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 Capt Lemoine

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 10 April 2022

Date
10 April 2022

RO Number
2022-13

CO’s Message

Good afternoon!

Fitness testing is this week and it’s an opportunity to set some goals. We haven’t done proper in-person fitness testing over the last few years, so it will be good to get a baseline for where we are and how we can improve. Testing will cover muscular flexibility in multiple categories as well as cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Cadets who perform well will be awarded Bronze, Silver, Gold or Excellence badges to apply to their blue uniform tunics. We’re not only establishing current fitness standards, but also setting individual targets for improvement in the first part of the next training year.

For senior cadets, remembers that staff and summer training opportunities are still open, but not for much longer. Junior cadets will get the full run-down on the Cadet Activity Program over the next couple of weeks.

SWO’s Message

This week is all about fitness and pushing ourselves so be prepared for some hard work. We get a week off uniforms but you should all still put some time in every week to work on making them look as good as possible. Remember we are going back to blues soon so make sure everything fits now. Most of you have never done a fitness test with us so I’m excited to see how well you all do. See you on Wednesday!

Regular Training Night
13 April 2022 1830

Registration

All attendees must complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening form and check in for all in-person activities using the Registration for In-Person Events form. Cadets must complete the school screening as students. Staff must complete the school screening as employees. Confirmation should be emailed to the squadron email box.

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Form
Ontario COVID-19 School Screening

In-Person Activity Check-In Form
In-Person Activity Registration

CAF Member Dress
PT Attire (T-Shirt, Shorts/Sweatpants, Running Shoes) or 5 (Operational)

Cadet Dress
PT Attire (T-Shirt, Shorts/Sweatpants, Running Shoes)

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

Training Night Schedule

  Period 1
1845-1915
Period 2
1925-1955
Period 3
2015-2045
Level One PO/EO MX04.02a MX04.02b MX04.02c
Description Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment
Instructor
Level Two PO/EO MX04.02a MX04.02b MX04.02c
Description Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment
Instructor
Level Three PO/EO MX04.02a MX04.02b MX04.02c
Description Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment
Instructor
Level Four PO/EO MX04.02a MX04.02b MX04.02c
Description Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment
Instructor
Level Five PO/EO MX04.02a MX04.02b MX04.02c
Description Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment Cadet Fitness Assessment
Instructor

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
13 April 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night (Fitness Testing) 809 HQ PT Attire Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
20 April 2022
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ 5/C5 CI Dau

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

CTC Training 2022

For senior (L3 and above) cadets who have not yet registered for summer training, the following serials are available:

For descriptions of the course, please see Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Summer Courses 2022 for more details.

Course Name Centre Start Date End Date Days Bonus Weeks*
Advanced Aerospace** St-Jean 2022-07-11 2022-07-29 19 3
Advanced Aviation Trenton 2022-07-18 2022-08-05 19 3
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Connaught 2022-07-18 2022-08-05 19 3
Aviation Technology and Aerospace Trenton 2022-07-11 2022-07-22 12 2
Aviation Technology and Aerospace Trenton 2022-07-25 2022-08-05 12 2
Aviation Technology and Aerospace Trenton 2022-08-08 2022-08-19 12 2
Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Blackdown 2022-07-29 2022-07-29 19 3
Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Blackdown 2022-08-01 2022-08-19 19 3
Fitness and Sports Instructor Blackdown 2022-07-11 2022-07-29 19 3
Fitness and Sports Instructor Blackdown 2022-08-01 2022-08-19 19 3
Music Course (Military)*** Blackdown 2022-07-11 2022-07-29 19 3
Music Course (Military)*** Blackdown 2022-08-01 2022-08-19 19 3
Music Course (Pipe)*** Blackdown 2022-07-11 2022-07-29 19 3
Music Course (Pipe)*** Blackdown 2022-08-01 2022-08-19 19 3
Survival Instructor Blackdown 2022-07-11 2022-07-29 19 3

* A $60 per week training bonus is paid to participating cadets
** National-level course available to L4 and L5 cadets only
*** Requires existing proficiency with a musical instrument

If you are interested in any of the above and haven’t already submitted your selections, please send me your top three selections so that we can get you registered.

If you are selecting a music course, please indicate which instrument you are proficient with and how many years of experience you have with it.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Staff Cadet Opportunities 2022

The following paid Staff Cadet opportunities are available this summer for L4/L5 cadets who are 16 years of age or older. These opportunities are treated as advanced training where senior cadets will have the opportunity to put their leadership and instructional skills to the test. Unlike other summer training courses, these are summer jobs that are paid at standard rates rather than the typical training bonus.

Training Centre Start Date End Date Training Days
Blackdown 2022-07-04 2022-08-20 48
Connaught 2022-07-04 2022-08-20 48
Trenton 2022-07-04 2022-08-20 48

For those cadets who aren’t prepared to commit a full summer at one of the CTCs (which I highly recommend regardless) there are also the local Cadet Activity Programs that need staffing in one-week periods.

Training Centre Start Date End Date Training Days
Niagara CAP 2022-07-03 2022-08-27 5

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact me as soon as possible.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!