Local Training (Sept-June)

Air Cadets at 222 Shuswap Squadron participate in a number of different training activities. Each cadet is placed in a Proficiency Level based on their Age, and are required to complete the mandatory and scheduled complementary training for their level. In addition to the required training cadets have the opportunity to participate in optional training such as Glider Familiarization Flights, Powered Aircraft Flights, Citizenship Tours, and extra-activities such as swim nights, hikes, and overnight trips.

Completion of Cadets Levels 3-5 are eligible for High School Credit in British Columbia.

Below are the list of different subjects cadets receive lessons in at each level. Each topic will have a number of lessons that are experiential, such as Aircrew Survival, and classroom work such as Theory of Flight:

Local Training

Cadets in Level One participate in the following Performance Objectives (PO):

PO 100 - Positive Social Relations for Youth

PO X01 - Participate in Citizenship Activities

PO X02 - Perform Community Service

PO 103 - Participate as a Member of a Team

PO X04 - Track Participation in Physical Activities

PO X05 - Participate in Physical Activities

PO 106 - Fire the Air Cadet Rifle

PO 107 - Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

PO 108 - Perform Drill Movements

PO X20 - Participate CAF Familiarization Activities

PO 121 - Canadian Aviation, Aerospace, Aerodrome Operations, and Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance Community Familiarization

PO 129 - Communicate Using the Phoenetic Alphabet and Numbers

PO 130 - Participate in Aviation Activities

PO 140 - Participate in Aerospace Activities

PO 160 - Participate in Aerodrome Operations Activities

PO 190 - Participate in a Field Exercise

Cadets in Level Two participate in the following Performance Objectives (PO):

PO X01 - Participate in Citizenship Activities

PO X02 - Perform Community Service

PO 203 - Demonstrate Leadership Attributes

PO X04 - Track Participation in Physical Activities

PO X05 - Participate in Physical Activities

PO 206 - Fire the Air Cadet Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

PO 207 - Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

PO 208 - Execute Drill as a Member of a Squad

PO X20 - Participate in CAF Familiarization Activities

PO 230 - Discuss Canadian Aviation History

PO 231 - Explain Principles of Flight

PO 232 - Identify Characteristics of Piston-Powered Aircraft

PO 240 - Participate in Aerospace Activities

PO 260 - Participate in Aerodrome Operation Activities

PO 270 - Discuss Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

PO 290 - Participate in a Field Exercise

Cadets in Level Three participate in the following Performance Objectives (PO):

PO X01 - Participate in Citizenship Activities

PO X02 - Perform Community Service

PO 303 - Perform the Role of Team Leader

PO X04 - Track Participation in Physical Activities

PO X05 - Participate in Recreational Sports

PO 306 - Air Rifle Marksmanship

PO 307 - Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

PO 308 - Direct a Squad Prior to Parade

PO 309 - Instruct a Lesson

PO X20 -Participate in CAF Familiarization Activities

PO 331 - Describe Principles of Flight

PO 336 - Identify Meteorological Conditions

PO 337 - Demonstrate Air Navigation Skills

PO 340 - Identify Aspects of Space Exploration

PO 370 - Recognize Aspects of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance

PO 390 - Navigate a Route Using a map and Compass

Cadets in Level Four participate in the following Performance Objectives (PO):

PO 400 - Positive Social Relations for Youth

PO X01 - Participate in Citizenship Activities

PO X02 - Perform Community Service

PO 403 - Act as a Team Leader

PO X04 - Participate in Physical Activities

PO X05 - Recreational Sports

PO 406 - Air Rifle Marksmanship

PO 407 - Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

PO 408 - Command a Flight on Parade

PO 409 - Instruct a Lesson

PO X20 - Participate in CAF Familiarization Activities

PO 431 - Explain Principles of Flight

PO 432 - Describe Aero Engine Systems

PO 436 - Explain Aspects of Meteorology

PO 437 - Explain Aspects of Air Navigation

PO 440 - Discuss Aerospace Structures

PO 490 - Participate in an Aircrew Survival Exercise

Cadets in Proficiency Level Five are employed as the Squadron's Leadership and Instructional Team. They are required to complete some training, and attend professional development workshops (1 per year). The following Performance Objectives (PO) are required for Level Five:

PO 501 - Global Citizenship

PO 502 - Perform Community Service

PO 503 - Lead Cadet Activities

PO 504 - Adopt and Active Lifestyle

PO 507 - Serve in an Air Cadet Squadron

PO 509 - Instructional Techniques

PO 513 - Professional Development (Workshop)

PO 514 - Professional Development (Individual Learning)