Young Eagle Volunteers – Thank you!

The following message was shared with OCdt Podesta for Saturday’s volunteers:

A huge thank you all the volunteers who came to the airport yesterday to help at the Young Eagles Rally!  We flew almost 200 boys and girls!

The weather cooperated! The rain started just as we whisked the canopy off the second tent!

I received many thank yous from parents and kids at the event and then last night I received this wonderful email:

Dear Lesley,

I would like to send a heart felt thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made it possible for my Grandson Ronnie to take part in the Young Eagles Flight today. It was his first time in a plane and he enjoyed every second of the experience. Pilot Jamie did an amazing job giving the 3 boys an experience they will always remember. Thank you to everyone for giving their time and planes to make this wonderful experience take place for so many children.

Susan B.

We could not put it better ourselves,
Lesley and Jeff

Blackdown Travel Orders

Hi everyone, a heads up that Blackdown travel orders are in for the following camps:

  • BDCC
  • BFSC
  • BSC
  • FSIC
  • MB-IMC
  • PB-AMC
  • SIC
Cadets are expected to depart on Saturday 8 July from Landmark Theater Complex 75 Consumers Drive Whitby.  Cadets should plan on being there before the bus at 11am in uniform – summer dress – ready for travel.  If you have a parka, as mentioned by 2LT Farid at the meeting, plan to pack it as well as other kit items.

Summer Camp Meeting: June 14 @ 7pm

A reminder of the summer camp meeting coming up on the 14th for those parents with cadets attending summer camp for the 1st time.

It’s recommended that parents with cadets with FOOD sensitivities or other NON-FOOD sensitivities attend.

Where:  Enterprise Hangar,  Portable 1

When:  June 14th, 7 – 8pm

Due to space limitations it’s preferred that parents attend but leave their cadets at home. If not possible, cadets will be asked to hang out in portable 2.

Any questions, please direct to 2Lt Farid.


Summer Camp – what you need to know!

Parents of cadets selected to attend summer camp are invited to attend an information meeting to get answers to many of your questions.

Where:  Enterprise Hangar,  Portable 1

When:  June 14th, 7 – 8pm

Due to space limitations it’s preferred that parents attend but leave their cadets at home. If not possible, cadets will be asked to hang out in portable 2.

Any questions, please direct to 2Lt Farid.

Air Cadet League Scholarships – April 1 deadline

The Air Cadet League of Canada offering three post-secondary education scholarship awards to Royal Canadian Air Cadets. They are the Young Citizen Foundation Scholarship, the Birchall Scholarship and the Dale Scholarship.  These are entrance scholarships which will be granted to a deserving cadet entering any community college, cegep or university in Canada for post-secondary studies.

Applicants are required to complete the ACC64 application form online, and submit it in digital form (PDF), along with supporting documentation to the Air Cadet League of Canada, at: The email should be titled beginning with your name and National Education Scholarships such as: Fred Jones National Education Scholarships.  Application ACC64 – English  Application ACC64 – French

Important Note:  OCdt Paul Podesta will be your point of contact if you have questions or are looking for a letter of reference.  Requests for a letter of reference must be received by March 9 to allow the necessary time to meet the April 1 deadline.

These scholarships have no restrictions as to the field of study.  For the academic component, the evaluation focus will be on the following subjects:  (a) Languages; (b) Mathematics; (c) Physical Sciences; and (d) Social Sciences.  It is important that the most recent report card or transcript include these courses.

Additional Information on the scholarships and the application forms may be found on the League’s National website (

L1 Uniform Distribution; Group Lists

Please find your name on the list and plan to arrive for that time.  We have a lot of distributions to get through and will be as organized and quick as possible but your patience is appreciated.  If your name is not on the list but you are a L1 cadet, please plan to come to the Hangar for Supply on Wednesday evening between 7pm-9pm.


How exciting that your cadets will be dressed in uniform for the next CO parade on Friday!

Aerospace Study Scholarships


The Ontario Aerospace Council is pleased to be able to offer 3 scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year for students going into or currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at a post-secondary institution (college or university) in Ontario. for full details! The deadline is May 15, 2017.  Help spread the word!