22 August 2016

First Night Back (8 Sep 2016)

Cadets is starting up again on September 8! Returning cadets will proceed through administration, training, supply and other various stations. Cadets will arrive according to the level that they are in for the 2016/2017 training year.

Info for Cadets:
Dress: Full Dress
Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016
Location: 746 Squadron building at the Langley Airport.
Arrival Times:
                         Level 2's - 1900hrs
                         Level 3's - 1945hrs
                         Level 4 and up - 2015hrs
Departure time: As soon as all stations have been completed

Info for Parents:
We ask that one parent is present with their cadet while they proceed through all stations. There is important information and documentation that will require a parent to be present.

Important Notes:
-     We require a $200 Annual Fee per cadet to be paid to the Sponsoring Committee this evening. We accept Cash or Cheque only. Half of the money is put towards the Air Cadet League of BC and other half is put directly back into 746 cadets' training, facility management, extra-curricular activities and support for mandatory training. A cadet may not participate with extra-curricular activities until the fee is paid.

-     We are NOT accepting new cadets on this night. New recruits are invited to our Open House on September 10 to begin their application.


21 August 2016

746 Squadron's Open House

On September 10th, 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron will be hosting it's annual open house to showcase what we do.

We will be accepting new membership application during the open house; however, space is limited (30 applicants) and a waiting list will be created once the quota is met. Applications will still be accepted after the open house during regular training nights.

To be eligible for membership in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, a candidate must:
a) Have reached his/her 12th, but not 19th birthday
b) Not belong to another Cadet unit
c) Be either a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
d) Pay the $200 yearly registration fee.
d) Be able to attend weekly training (746 Squadron parades Thursday evenings from 6:15pm to 9:15pm between September and end of school term in June)
When: Saturday, 10 Sept from 10am - 4pm

Where: 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron. Hangar 6 at the Langley Airport.


12 June 2016

09 June 2016

Krause Bros Fundraising Opportunity


As you are aware, the activities that our cadets enjoy through out the training year require a great deal of money. The Federal Government supplies some of the funding but there is always a large need to find additional funding. This falls on the shoulders of the 746 squadron. It is crucial that we earn this funding to ensure the activities our cadets enjoy are not compromised. Please parents, we need you to do your part and volunteer. To help out on all the fund raising ventures put on by our 746 Sponsoring Committee.

We currently have a great opportunity to earn some needed funds over the next three months. This involves helping to direct traffic and help people to park their cars at the Krause Berry Farms in Aldergrove. This is typically a 4 to 5 hour shift, which is not too difficult. We need teams of a minimum of 4 people for each shift. There will be refreshments provided. The shifts are as follows:

Saturday June 11, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 12, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Saturday June 18, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 19, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Saturday June 25, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday June 26, 2016, from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Friday July 1, 2016, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Saturday July 9, 2016, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

Sunday July 24, 2016, from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm.

**There may be more shifts as Krause organizes more events. **

Please check to see which shifts will work for you, and sign up for as many as you can. You may not be required to work all your shifts. Reply to Paul Warman at taz21@shaw.ca or (604) 856-7221. Also, we will be present at the squadron, the ACR ceremonies, and the year-end bar-b-que signing up parents.

We desperately need your help. Thank you in advance.

Please be assured that your telephone number and e-mail is held confidential, and will be used solely by the 746 Squadron and the Sponsoring Committee. 

Paul Warman
Parent Member

746 Squadron Sponsoring Committee

17 May 2016

FTX Unconceivable Pics

Click on the pick for the pictures from FTX Unconceivable.


12 May 2016

Year End Review

Please select the link to your current level to review this training year.

Level One

Level Two

Level Three

Level Four

Level Five/Six

17 March 2016

Ottawa Trip Pics

Check out the Ottawa Trip pics here.

13 March 2016

Congratulations Range Team!

This weekend 746's Range Team competed with the Fraser Valley Wing at the CF base in Aldergrove. Our final score was 1478/1600 placing 2nd at the Competition. Sgt Tessier also placed 3rd best overall. All in all our cadets shot well, had fun, and seized the day.





02 February 2016

Parking Lot Safety

IMPORTANT NOTICE

With over 160 cadets at our squadron, drop off and pickup time on Thursday night at cadets has become increasingly congested.  Please try to drop off your cadets or park near the Museum of Flight or in the parking spots near the entrance to the airport.  Please DO NOT pull into the driveway nearest the Hangar.  It is a very busy area with pedestrians.

Also it is important to keep your speed to a MAXIMUM of 15kph driving in and out of the roadway.  It is quite dark in the area and there are many people walking to different areas.

Cadets please remember you are wearing dark clothing and are very hard to see on dark rainy nights.  Be aware of the vehicles around you and try to stay in lit areas.

The safety and well being of the Cadets is important.  Thank you for your cooperation.

29 September 2015

Gliding Abbotford

A second sign up sheet went out on Thursday night by mistake, those Cadets who signed up only on the sign up sheet form this past Thursday cannot go. Sorry for the confusion. 

When: Saturday, 16 April
             12:40 – 16:00hrs
             
Where:  Abbotsford Airport - Enter at Marshall and Queen St.

Parents: please confirm pick up timings when dropping of your Cadet.

A sign up sheet will be out on Thursday night, Priority will go to those who have not been before.

Bring water-wear appropriate Clothing and footwear for light running.

Contact Officer - Capt Wong

06 January 2015

BOTTLE RECYCLING

An easy way to help your squadron with it's fundraising efforts is to return your empty bottles for refund and have the money put towards our squadrons account.  Details are as follows:

Location:
Willowbrook Recycling
19641 - 60th Ave
Langley
Account #: 238

Please take your cans and bottles there as they help out our squadron

05 June 2014

Museum of Flight Air Cadet Membership Form

IF you would like to sign up for the FREE Air Cadet Membership form for the Museum of Flight at the Langley Airport, you can do so by downloading and filling out the application form and bringing it in into the squadron.

Membership includes:
- FREE Admission (including one guest) to the museum
- FREE admission to Seattle Museum of Flight, Squamish Westcoast Railway Museum, and the Military Museum in Chilliwack
- Subscription to our quarterly Glidepath newletter
- 15% discount on all regular priced gift shop items

Application Form available HERE.

Cadets are encouraged to participate and volunteer as they will be able to win a flight in one of the vintage planes at the museum!!

Questions for the flight museum can be sent to info@canadianflight.com ; website: canadianflight.org

07 February 2013

New: Cadet Reference Manual

It is important for cadets to have access to the essential information that they need to perform the basic duties of a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program; and specifically 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron. As a result, the squadron has published a "Cadet Reference Manual" which contains all of the general knowledge that cadets are expected to know. This manual is an important resource. It's contents should be read and understood by all members of the squadron from the newest recruit to the most senior cadet.

The document is available in .pdf form and can be downloaded directly from the following link (Adobe Reader Required):

The manual is divided into 3 chapters:
  1. Drill
  2. General Cadet Knowledge, and
  3. Cadet Training
While we do not expect cadets to commit this information to memory, we do expect that cadets will reference the manual as often as required and search for answers to any questions first in the manual before using the chain of command. Cadets who would like to test their understanding of the manual's material are encouraged to take the optional "Comprehension Quiz" located at the following link: Comprehension Quiz.

Any questions about the Cadet Reference Manual should be addressed through the chain of command.

12 February 2011

General Cadet Knowledge Pocket Aide Memoire

The following pocket-sized GCK Aide Memoire can be printed and folded by cadets as a quick reference guide. Remember, this is basic information that all cadets should know.
Click for PDF