756 Wild Goose Royal Canadian Air Cadets          "The Sky Is Our Home"

756 Wild Goose Squadron is pleased to offer the following optional training programs:

Ground School Program

When: Late September to January, Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A popular program for air cadets, the Ground School Program runs through the fall to prepare cadets who plan to apply for the Glider and Power Pilot Training Courses. This program is an intensive in-class course with weekly assignments and mu;tiple tests, which challenge the participants knowledge and grasp of the curriculum. This program is open to any cadet seeking to pursue flight training through the cadet program, and to any parents seeking to broaden their knowledge of aviation.

Online Ground School

When: October to December, Online self-directed learning

For cadets wanting to pursue a pilot license with the Air Cadet Program; they must participate in the nationally directed Air Cadet Online Ground School program. Eligible cadets will complete 45 hours of course content on their own time, ending with the completion of a qualifying exam.

Squadron Band

When: Late September to June, Thursdays 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Band is a military brass and reed marching band, practicing weekly and performing at monthly CO’s Parades, the Annual Ceremonial Review, Remembrance Day parades, Santa Claus Parades and other activities within the community. Open to cadets that can read sheet music, can play an instrument, and have prior musical experince.

Drill Team

When: Late September to June, Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Drill Team demonstrates peak military drill and ceremonial on the parade square. Practicing throughout the year, the Drill Team competes in the annual Central Region band and drill competition at CFB Borden and performs at the Annual Ceremonial Review.

Marksmanship Team

When: October to February, Sundays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The 756 Squadron Marksmanship Team begins practices in the fall and competes at the Zone Marksmanship Competition in February each year. The team consists of a senior team and a junior team of cadets, based on age. Interested cadets are selected based on their performance at range tryouts in September.

Debate Team

When: January to April, Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Debate Team hone their skills in public speaking through competitive programs in the winter and spring season. The cadets compete in the Ontario Air Cadet Debate Competition against mutiple other teams, demonstrating their knowledge and skill at parliamentary debating. 756 has a long tradtition of winning, coming home with Gold, Silver, or Bronze in most years.

Advanced Engines Program

When: January to May, Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Advanced Engines Program delivers a unique opportunity for cadets to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the operation of vehicle engines through classroom lessons. The program takes cadets into the "shop" to get hands on experience building a real working engine. This program is open to all cadets and parents interested in getting their hands greasy in the garage.