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Flying Scholarship Ground School

For Glider Pilot and Power Pilot Scholarship 2020 Applicants:

809 Cadets who are eligible to participate (age 15 for GPS, age 16 for PPS), and have transportation to 23 Squadron in St. Catharines (beginning Thursday), are to contact sign up here.

We don’t know how many spots are available right now, so signing up is not a guarantee of a spot. Priority will be based primarily on whether a cadet will be applying for the GPS or PPS this training year and then on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 1900-2100
Location: 23 Squadron, Lake Street Armoury, St. Catharines, ON

Required study materials to be purchased by students:

From the Ground Up Textbook
From the Ground Up Workbook
ICAO Chart Ruler
Douglas Protractor

Remember that you need to be signed into the web site in order to see the sign-up sheets.

J. Lemoine
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS

Ground School for Summer Pilot Training Courses

FLYING SCHOLARSHIP 2018 APPLICANTS: 809 Cadets who are eligible to participate (age 15 for Glider, age 16 for Power), and have transportation to Fort Erie (beginning tomorrow), are to contact Capt Palumbo TONIGHT.

337 and 79 are joining forces to provide their gliding and flying scholarship candidates with a ground school program and we would like to extend an invitation to all NAG Squadrons.  I am aware that some squadrons may already have other arrangements, but if you don’t please fell free to join us.

We are asking that cadets who attend be eligible to apply for a gliding or flying scholarship this training year, and come prepared with sufficient note taking materials (paper, pens, etc.) and a package of cue/index/recipe cards.

  • Date: Thursdays (beginning this week)
  • Time: 1900-2100
  • Location: 337 LHQ – Fort Erie Leisureplex Lions Banquet Hall, 3 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie

I am asking that you respond only if you have cadets who would be attending and let us know numbers so that we can ensure we have the proper meeting space available.

I also would like to take this opportunity to thank those cadet flying site and squadron staff who were carrying the torch of the NAG ground school for the past years.  Your hard work and dedication to our cadets is appreciated.



Captain / Capitaine Nicholas Chevalier, CD

Commanding Officer 337 ‘Allan Troup’ Squadron – Fort Erie

Canadian Armed Forces

PO Box 459 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N2

Tel: 905-871-2775 / Cel: 905-650-3278

Commandant Escadron 337 ‘Allan Troup’ Squadron – Fort Erie

Forces Armées Canadiennes

PO Box 459 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N2

Tél: 905-871-2775 /  Tél Cell: 905-650-3278

NAG Ground School 2016-17

Good morning NAG CO’s,

On behalf of the group of instructors that are willing to instruct ground school to your cadets for the 2016-2017 training year, I have attached the schedule we are going to use to help prepare them for the 2017 Qualifying Exam. SEE SCHEDULE HERE: nag-groundschool-2016 IT STARTS THIS THURSDAY 15 SEP 16 IN WELLAND.

Ground school will be run in a similar fashion as the past years, except we will be starting 30 minutes earlier this year.  All evening sessions will commence at 1830hrs, and run through 2100hrs.

We invite all cadets that are eligible for the 2017 GPS and PPS courses to attend.  We will also invite anyone that would be eligible for the 2018 GPS and PPS courses to attend, such that they can start learning the material. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE COURSE, CADETS MUST ATTEND GROUND SCHOOL.

Please share this with the cadets in your Squadrons that are interested in participating. CADETS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION. CAR-POOLING IS RECOMMENDED.

We would also ask that you please discuss with the interested cadets of your Squadrons that ground school is serious, and there is a ton of material to get through to prepare them for the exam.  Fooling around, not paying attention or being a disturbance in the class will result in them being asked to leave and not attend any future classes.  The group of instructors know that each of them understand this, but we have had situations in the past that have caused concerns, so we ask that you please ensure they are clear on this.

Please have the cadets contact you if they have any questions.  We are looking forward to supporting each of your Squadrons in running this ground school.


Maj L. Norio

Gliding Centre Commander – Niagara

Happy New Year & Monday Night Trg

From everyone at 809 Squadron, we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Monday night training commences on Monday, 4 January 2016 at 7pm.

Drill Team from 7-8pm. Bring your wedge and parade boots.

Sports from 8-9pm. Dress appropriately: want to be on the Squadron Sports Teams for the NAG Sports Competition this month? Come out this week. Volleyball, Handball, Soccer – all the sports we need to practice in order to crush the competition.

Fish Fry begins this coming week – look for your email from Mrs. Couroux with the schedule for the next two months. Remember: although this is not an officially sanctioned Air Cadet event, you are still responsible for arriving on time when you are scheduled. If you have a conflict, please coordinate directly with Mrs. Couroux.

FLYING SCHOLARSHIP EXAMS: for those cadet(s) attending the exams this coming weekend (SAT, 9 JAN, 2016) please put your game face on and study, study, study. We are privileged as Air Cadets to have the opportunity to pursue a pilot’s license – put your best foot forward!






Wed Night Training

This Wed, 16th Dec, is our final trg night for 2015. We are are on standdown for the remainder of the calendar year.

Duty Officer
CI Lemoine

C2: All parade positions (Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1); C4: Everyone else (AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl)

Training resumes on Monday, 4 January 2016 at 7pm with Drill Team and Sports.

IN JANUARY: look ahead to the Flying Scholarship Exams (9th), Bottle Drive (16th), NAG Sports Competition (30th).  We wish your family all the best of the holiday season.


Summer Training – National Courses – Parent Briefing

Parents and Cadets:  Unfortunately, each year at least one cadet is disappointed that they can no longer apply for Summer Training because they did not follow the application process. All courses are in high demand and are selected regionally.  All dates below are not flexible – timings for paperwork are given to us by the Ontario Provincial Committee (Air Cadet League) and the London Detachment (DND). In order to have maximum selection for summer training we need to make sure we have everything: on time. Please read CAREFULLY.

For all cadets who are thinking of applying for a National Course:

  1. Go to your Guidance Counselor at school and request the previous year’s transcripts as well as the current year’s mid-term marks/report. Do this now.
  2. Read this: 2016 National Courses HB for Cadets CAREFULLY!!! There is a TON of information for you and your parents.
  3. PILOT APPLICATIONS: those cadets applying for GLIDER or POWER PILOT Scholarships for 2016 are to meet with Capt Palumbo THIS Wed 18 Nov 15 – get your name on the list to write the exam.
  4. Bring in your course request list to the Squadron NLT  Wednesday 25 Nov 15.
  5. PARENTS: join Capt Palumbo for a Parent Briefing dedicated to Summer Training WED 25 NOV 15 815pm – this was not previously scheduled, however due to many parents having the same questions, we would like to have you all together to share information effectively.
  6. All National Course documents are to be returned to the Squadron No Later Than (NLT) MONDAY 7 DECEMBER 2015.

For those cadets applying to 2, 3 & 6 week courses, or Staff Cadet,

  1. Course request forms are due back to the office NLT Wed 25 Nov 15.
  2. PARENTS: join Capt Palumbo for a Parent Briefing dedicated to Summer Training WED 25 NOV 15 815pm – this was not previously scheduled, however due to many parents having the same questions, we would like to have you all together to share information effectively.