The Air Training Corps (ATC) conducts a three year training cycle taking cadets from a basic level of knowledge through to an advanced level of knowledge, in a wide range of areas. At the end of the three year cycle there is a possibility of advancement into the Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Ranks.
All camps and activities build on knowledge learnt in the classroom and allow cadets to reinforce that classroom knowledge in a practical environment.
Cadets have the opportunity to participate in regional and national camps and courses designed to further enhance Cadet Training already carried out at unit level.
Subjects taught at unit level:
- Aviation Studies
- Bushcraft (camping, tramping, map reading, radio skills)
- Drill and Service Training
- General Service Knowledge
- Firearms Safety and Target Shooting
- First Aid
- Instructional Training
- Leadership Training
- Navigation (air and ground)
- Plus many more….
There are also opportunities in the Squadron for cadets to take part in:
- Flying Scholarships and Camps
- Military Base Visits
- Promotional Courses
- The Air Force Experience Scheme (AFE)
- Local, Area and National Bushcraft Camps
- International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)
Over the year the Squadron also participates in other activities such as:
- Gliding & Power Flying
- Target Shooting in Local and National Shooting Competitions
- Leadership development programs (Junior & Senior NCO Courses)
- ANZAC Day Parades and Battle of Britain Service
- Whangaparaoa Queens Birthday Camp
- Bushcraft Camps
- Inter-Squadron Sports Day
- and much more...