Category Archives: Aerospace

B21 Raider Rollout Livestream

For those interested, the live stream starts at 2000 hrs tonight.

“The Air Force will reveal the B-21 Raider Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation at its production facilities in Palmdale, California.”

Familiarization Flight Reminder – Saturday, 07MAY2022, 0700hrs

Good evening,

Sorry about the late message.   Here’s a quick reminder to the cadets taking part in tomorrow’s familiarization flight.

  1. MANDATORY: Be at the squadron headquarters no later than 0700 tomorrow AM (07MAY2022)
  2. MANDATORY: Wear the appropriate uniform (C5 is the dress of the day.   If you don’t have a complete C5 uniform, C3B is permitted – also providing it’s complete.   Last resort = black pants & white shirt)
  3. MANDATORY: Wear your issued face mask
  4. MANDATORY: Bring your provincial health card
  5. MANDATORY: Bring a bottle of water and snacks for the day,
  6. SUGGESTED: Bring something to do on the bus
  7. SUGGESTED: Bring a phone or camera so that you can take pics of your experience

Please be advised, failure to follow the MANDATORY directions WILL result in being turned away.   The SUGGESTED items are not required, however they will make your day much more enjoyable.  I will have a COVID screening declaration for you to sign once you arrive.

Please remind your parents to stick around after they drop you off, until they’re released, so that we can make sure they’re available to bring you home should the need arises.

I’m not sure when we’re returning, so please advise your parents that I’ll be asking each of you to call home when we’ve left London for home, which is about a 2hr warning.  I’ll then get you to call them when we’re about 1/2hr out from the headquarters so they can meet you when we arrive.

Have a great evening everyone.  I’m looking forward to an exciting day of flying with each of you tomorrow.


Lt Couroux

Aerospace Club – Bottle Rocket Drop Off – Sunday, March 28 @ 1500hrs

Attn Aerospace Club members,
WO2 Bell and CV Dau are going to be on-hand at the squadron headquarters parking lot on Sunday March 28 @ 1500hrs to receive your bottle rockets. Please stop by.

WO2 Bell will be following up with individual email notifications of what he requires. If you don’t have the ability to drop them off at that time, please make alternate arrangements with WO2 Bell.

Aerospace Club – 15 Mar 2021

From WO2 Bell:

Aerospace Club will be running on Monday at 2000 (8:00pm) and will consist of building bottle rockets using materials sourced yourself. This is not a substitute for our later model rockets, we will still be doing that.

Resources that you will NEED TO PROVIDE YOURSELF for Monday’s session are:

  • Two-litre plastic pop bottle (cap removed)
  • Construction paper (as needed) for decoration
  • Scissors, glue, tape, and any other resources you may need to decorate the rocket.

Bottle rockets will be constructed during the lesson time, so please do not start before then so we may discuss and follow the construction of your bottle rocket.

See you on Monday!

809 Newark Sqn Paper Airplane Contest – Wednesday, May 6…1900

Scramble, scramble, scramble…Aircrews, man your planes…

Hey 809….We’re looking to you to become designers of some funky, maybe practical, but also fun paper airplanes. We’ll be reviewing them on a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 6. We’ll pick out winners of 3 categories..

1/ Most realistic design….WW2 warbird…Canadian Forces Aircraft….Civilian Airliner….Whatever. Design and build a paper airplane model.  Colour it so that it looks as realistic as possible. Don’t worry about flight on this. It’s the look that counts.

2/ Most Fantastic Funky Fliers… Go all out with a crazy design. Take something from a movie….a cartoon… or just from the top of your head. Design something spectacular to show off. If it flies…well bonus.

3/ Best practical design. This is where we put together a paper airplane that’s born to fly. The airplane with the best flight characteristics gets the heads up on everyone in this category.

809 will get together on Wednesday May 6 at 1900 via Zoom (invitations will go out to take part).   Here you can show off your creation, talk about your influences and show how much air your flier can get.  Send me your email addresses so I can send you an invite.

We’d like everyone to take part.  Even if you’d prefer being an observer.  Let me know.

Have fun with this and bring your A-game.  Show the squadron who the best of the best is.

OCdt Couroux.

Operations Order – CYDC Aviation Weekend 2020

1085-29 (CO)

18 Feb 2020

Dist List

Operations Order: An Air Raising Experience 2020

  1. Situation
    1. The cadets and staff of 809 Squadron will participate in the Cadet Youth Development Centre’s “Introduction to Aerospace Through Simulation” training program during the weekend of 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2020.
  2. Mission
    1. To build upon and enhance the level training for aviation, aerospace and aerodrome operations.
  3. Execution
    1. The cadets will commence training on Fri 28 Feb 2020 at 2000h at the Cadet Youth Development Centre in Breslau, ON. They will complete training on Sun 1 Mar 2020 at 1630h. For a detailed itinerary please see Annex A.
    2. The exercise will be conducted in four phases as follows:
      1. Phase 1 – Planning
      2. Phase 2 – Paperwork submitted to 809 CO for approval
      3. Phase 3 – Paperwork submitted to Area Office (NGTA)
    3. The exercise will be conducted in four phases as follows:
      1. Phase 1 – Planning
        1. Scheduling and exercise layout
        2. Paperwork submitted to 809 CO for approval
        3. Paperwork submitted to Area Office (NGTA)
      2. Phase 2 – Advance Preparation
        1. An officer will extract necessary rations from storage and prepare them to be loaded on the bus
        2. Rations will be loaded on the bus when it arrives at 809 HQ
      3. Phase 3 – Training
        1. All cadets and staff will execute the exercise as laid out on the schedule in Annex A
      4. Phase 4 – Tear Down and Departure
        1. All training staff will continue to follow Annex A for tear down
        2. All supplementary orders will come through the OPI or designate
  4. Service and Support
    1. Dress
      1. Authorized dress for this exercise
        1. CAF Personnel – Operational (CADPAT or NCD)
        2. Cadets – Civilian (See Annex B for cadet kit list)
    2. Rations
      1. Friday
        1. Cadets are expected to arrive already fed
      2. Saturday
        1. Breakfast and lunch will be MREs
        2. Dinner will be locally-ordered pizza
      3. Sunday
        1. Breakfast and lunch will be MREs
    3. Transportation
      1. All cadets are expected to provide their own transportation to and from 809 HQ.
        1. Drop off NLT 1815 28 Feb 2020
        2. Pickup NLT 1815 1 Mar 2020
      2. Transportation from 809 HQ to the Cadet Youth Development Centre will be by bus. See Annex C for route.
    4. Accommodations
      1. Accommodations will be in the CYDC’s open floor area and/or classrooms.
    5. Emergency Action Plan
      1. In case of an emergency all actions will be directed through the Officer Staff and OPI
      2. The unit’s mobile phone (905-468-7584) will be available for emergency use during the activity
      3. Parents and guardians can contact their cadets via the unit’s mobile phone for urgent matters
      4. All cadet home phone contact numbers will be kept with the Supervising Officer at all times
    6. Safety/First Aid
      1. For any minor incidents, the First Aid Officer for the exercise is 2Lt Nicolescu. She will be in possession of a First Aid kit.
      2. For major incidents the local Ambulance/Hospital will be notified. Cadets must be in possession of an Ontario Health Benefits card at all times, as well as any medical alert information, asthma inhalers, and/or epipen kits. The route to the closest Emergency Room is outlined in Annex D.
      3. In the event that a Cadet or Officer is hospitalized, the parent/guardian/next of kin will be notified immediately via the emergency contact phone numbers. Any further action required will be determined at that point in time. The Area Office will be contacted at the earliest convenient opportunity.
  5. Command and Signals
    1. Command Structure is as follows:
      1. OPI – Capt Lemoine
      2. 2IC – 2Lt Nicolescu
    2. Communications:
      1. The unit’s mobile phone will be available for all emergency calls during the exercise. The phone number is 905-468-7584.
  6. All inquiries should be directed to the undersigned.

J Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Cadets

Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
Annex D

Distribution List


TrgO 809 RCACS
AdminO 809 RCACS
SupO 809 RCACS


SSC Chair 809 RCACS

Annex A
1085-29 (CO)

18 Feb 2020

Annex A – Training Schedule (Tentative)

  1. Friday, 28 Feb 2020
    Time Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4
    1830 Bus Departs from 809 Squadron HQ
    2000 Bus Arrives at Cadet Youth Development Centre
    2030 Briefing: Outline of the “Introduction to Aerospace Through Simulation” Schedule Establish Training Flights
    2100 Free Time
    2200 Lights Out
  2. Saturday, 29 Feb 2020
    Time Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4
    0730 Reveille
    0800 Breakfast
    0900 Cockpit Familiarization
    0915 Aircraft Review Flight Controls
    Simulation Lessons 1-5
    Aircraft Review Flight Controls
    Simulation Lessons 1-5
    Robot ROV Apollo 13
    1015 Robot ROV Apollo 13 Aircraft Review Flight Controls
    Simulation Lessons 1-5
    Aircraft Review Flight Controls
    Simulation Lessons 1-5
    1115 Apollo 13 Robot ROV Vehicle Simulation Air Traffic Control Simulation
    1215 Lunch
    1330 Tour: Airport Terminal Flight Centre Aircraft Maintenance
    1530 Vehicle Simulation Air Traffic Control Simulation Apollo 13 Robot ROV
    1700 Lunch
    1930 Evening Activity
    2200 Lights Out
  3. Sunday, 1 Mar 2020
    Time Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4
    0730 Reveille
    0800 Breakfast
    0900 Briefing
    0915 Simulation Lessons 6-10 Simulation Lessons 6-10 Navigation Navigation
    1015 Navigation Navigation Simulation Lessons 6-10 Simulation Lessons 6-10
    1130 Cross-Country Navigation Cross-Country Navigation Lunch Lunch
    1230 Lunch Lunch Cross-Country Navigation Cross-Country Navigation
    1330 Rubber Rocket Construction
    1430 Indoor Rocket Launch and Competition
    1500 Debrief
    1530 Break and Final Clean-up
    1600 Presentation of Certificates and Class Photo
    1630 Bus Departs From Cadet Youth Development Centre
    1800 Bus Arrives at 809 HQ

Annex B
1085-29 (CO)

18 Feb 2020

Annex B – Kit List

  1. All cadets should be in possession of the following clothing and equipment in order to ensure a safe, productive, and enjoyable training exercise:
    1. Health Card;
    2. Appropriate Outdoor Coat or Cadet Parka with Liner;
    3. Winter Gloves;
    4. Toque;
    5. Winter Boots;
    6. Shirts (2 minimum);
    7. Socks (4 pair minimum);
    8. Underwear (2 pair minimum);
    9. Pyjamas;
    10. Pants (i.e. khakis, jeans [no rips or holes]);
    11. Running shoes (indoor and outdoor);
    12. Personal Hygiene Kit. (tooth brush, tooth paste, &c);
    13. Plastic Bag (for dirty laundry);
    14. Air Mattress (with pump);
    15. Sleeping Bag and Pillow; and
    16. Prescription Medication
 (Bring ONLY enough for the weekend;
 notify officer staff immediately upon arrival.)
  2. Cadets MAY bring personal electronics such as digital cameras and music players (with headphones) but these are discouraged and are brought entirely at the cadet’s own risk. Neither the trip staff nor the squadron will be responsible should such items go missing.
  3. Cadets are NOT to bring the following:
    1. Any Item Deemed to be a Potential Weapon (i.e. Knives);
    2. Illegal or Controlled Substances (i.e. Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco); or
    3. Pornographic material.
  4. Any and all prescription medication will be turned in to the OIC upon arrival to the Squadron HQ. Health cards and will be collected upon arrival and returned at the end of the exercise.


18 Feb 2020

Annex C – Map to Cadet Youth Development Centre (14-4881 Fountain Street N, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0)


18 Feb 2020

Annex D – Map to Grand River Hospital Emergency Room (835 King Street W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3)

Aerospace Club

Good afternoon.

FSgt Bell has asked that I post this on his behalf:

“Good afternoon, Cadets

There is a possibility of Aerospace Club being held if enough people are willing to attend it. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on this sign up sheet, which can be found at Event Sign-Ups

More information will be given at a later date about the club.”

We have had a lot of interest in the Aerospace Club in previous years, so if you have an interest in space, this is the place to be.


J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS