Langley Airport Live Webcam

22 February 2015

FTX Horizon

FTX Horizon is open to all level 3s and up. Lvl 3s will be participate in land navigation training and Lvl 4s and up will undergo a wide variety of field training.

When: Drop Off: Friday, 6 Mar @ 1730hrs (5:30)
            Pick Up: Sunday, 8 Mar @ 1530hrs (3:30)

Where: Drop off and pick up will be at 746 Sqn.  Training will be held in Chilliwack.

Cadets will need to bring a field note pad with a pen and pencil.

Cadets will need to bring their permission form with them in order to board the bus on Friday.
Permission Form and Kit List

15 February 2015

Canadian Museum of Flight Archiving Workshop

  Bringing the CMF Collection to Life
  How do you think information about a collection should be shared? What should a display     of aviation history look like?

  This workshop will give you some tools and ideas to get you started on bringing some           items in the CMF collection out of storage and into the “spotlight.”

What will be explored?  

·         How items become part of the Museum’s collection
·        How to go about finding information about an item
·        Possible presentation formats (display, article, social media)
·        Putting together a proposal for your idea about “spotlighting” an element of the Museum’s collection
When?
Saturday February 28, 2015 at 10 am – noon
Contact jstatia@canadianflight.org to sign up for the workshop
(Note for 746 Air Cadets: please ensure that your CMF 746 volunteer form is completed and signed by your parent or guardian to attend this workshop and be a part of the CMF – 746 Volunteering for Flight Program. You can call the CMF M-F do check if we have one on file)

11 February 2015

MORE PARENT DRIVERS REQUIRED FOR TAG DAYS

We are still short drivers for the upcoming TAG days February 20th & 21st. If you have not signed up to help drive cadets for TAG day's please come see David Taylor at the table outside the parade grounds this coming Thursday evening or email him at david.taylor.318@gmail.com. 
There are 3 shifts that we require your help with.
Friday Feb 20th from 5 Pm to 9:00 Pm we are short 7 drivers
Saturday Feb 21 from 8:30 Am to Noon we are short 7 drivers
Saturday Feb 21 from 12:30 - 5:00 Pm we are short 15 drivers.
Our TAG weekend organizers have worked extremely hard to secure locations for the cadets but without parent drivers we won't be able to fill these spots with cadets. What we require from the parent volunteers is to drive their assigned cadets to the pre-arranged locations and keep an eye on them while they interact with the public from their car.
TAG days are an integral part of our fundraising efforts and it is important and necessary that we have parental assistance to pull this off. Without this extra income these days raise, it can limit the squadrons participation in extra activities covered by the sponsoring committee, and cause a shortfall in the covering of expenses to run the squadron. This could result in having to impose higher fees to keep the squadron operating so please consider and contact David Taylor with your willingness to help in this small way next weekend.

Thank you from the 746 Sponsoring Committee.

07 February 2015

Mess Dinner Photos

Mess Dinner photos are out, check them out here.

05 February 2015

REVIEW BOARDS

Location: ARCHBISHOP CARNEY REGIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL               1335 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC   V3B 8G7

Date: 21 Feb 2015

Dress: Full Dress with ribbons. 

Time: Each cadet has their own appointment time. Cadets must arrive 30 min before their appointment. 

See the attached file for specific timings. 

Medal Applications

   Each year 746 Squadron awards the Lord Strathcona Medal of Honour, and the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence to the most deserving cadets of their catagories. Please see the Memorandums linked below for a details of the medal, eligibility, and the application process.

Lord Strathcona Medal of Honour
Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence

The deadline to apply is 05 March 15.

Any Questions may be directed to 2Lt J. Attwood

18 January 2015

Mock Boards

Schedule Updated 27 Jan 15
All boards will be conducted at 746 Sqn, Cadets will wear their full dress uniform.  Cadets are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the interviews.

Participating Cadets will need to be knowledgeable on the following:
Big news stories of 2014;
Names and Appointments; (work sheet)
The Cadets programme; and
The courses they have applied for.

Please bring up any scheduling conflicts with Capt Groome ASAP - nathan.groome@cadets.gc.ca

Time
Interviewers
Cadet
Course
Monday, 19 Jan
19:10 - 19:35
Sandra
Lynda
Matt Offer
FSgt Liu, YC
 AATC-AO, GPS

19:40 – 20:00
FCpl Liu, J
AATC-AM

20:05 – 20:25
FCpl Warrman
AATC-AM

Tuesday, 20 Jan
19:10 - 19:35
Tammy
Jocelyn
Maj Dykeman
Sgt Poole
GPS

19:40 – 20:00
Sgt Neithercut
GPS

20:05 – 20:25
FSgt Taylor
AASC

Monday, 26 Jan
19:10 - 19:35
Chonna
Judy
Capt Groome
FCpl Warrman
AATC-AM

19:40 – 20:00
Cpl Munnalall, P
GPS

20:05 – 20:25
Cpl Neufeld
GPS

Tuesday, 27 Jan
19:10 - 19:35
Tammy
Allison
Maj Dykeman
Sgt Ro
GPS

19:40 – 20:00
Cpl Ragsdale
GPS

20:05 – 20:25
Fsgt Yoon
PPS

Monday, 2 Feb
19:10 - 19:35
Susan
Lynda

FSgt Cheung
PPS

19:40 – 20:00
FCpl Muller
AATC-AO, GPS

20:05 – 20:25
Sgt Knoop
PPS

Tuesday, 3 Feb
19:10 - 19:35
Bruce
Sgt Walters
PPS

19:40 – 20:00
Susan
FSgt Ouellette
PPS

20:05 – 20:25
2Lt Attwood
FSgt Liu, YC
AATC-AO, GPS

Tuesday, 10 Feb
19:10 - 19:35
Bruce
Cpl Ragsdale
GPS

19:40 – 20:00
Terry
FCpl Liu, J
AATC-AM

20:05 – 20:25
2Lt Gandouin
FCpl Muller
AATC-AO, GPS

Monday, 16 Feb
19:10 - 19:35
Mindy
FSgt Cheung
PPS

19:40 – 20:00
Lynda
Sgt Neithercut
GPS

20:05 – 20:25
Matt Offer
FSgt Taylor
AASC

Tuesday, 17 Feb
19:10 - 19:35
Glenda
Sgt Ro
GPS

19:40 – 20:00
Allison
Sgt Knoop
PPS

20:05 – 20:25

Cpl Warman
AATC-AM

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

03 December 2014


NOTICE TO NEW CADET APPLICANTS

NEW APPLICATIONS TO JOIN WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AFTER THE 1ST OF DECEMBER 2014, applicants currently on the waiting list will still be accepted, new applicants will be referred to another unit or asked to re-apply in Sept 2015.

02 November 2014

2015 SUMMER TRAINING SUBMISSION OF INTEREST FORM

It's that time of year again! In order to find out what summer training Cadets are interested in 746 is asking all Cadets to complete the online form through the link below. Even if you are not interested in going to camp, please complete the form and select the item indicating that you do not wish to go to camp. Through this process we will be able to identify which summer training courses are most needed for 746 in the summer of 2015, and will be able to prioritize cadets for those spaces.

Remember that by indicating your interest it does not guarantee you a spot for camp. Also if you have not completed  your Annual Health Validation Form and returned it to the Administration Officer before the 25th of Nov 2014 then you will not be eligible to attend camp. Any questions can be directed to the Commanding Officer Capt Matt Dykeman.

Here is the link: http://goo.gl/forms/BIuAcqXjqh

All Interest Forms are to be submitted before the 15th of November 2014. Anyone who cannot complete the form online will be able to complete it in person at the Squadron, please talk to Capt Dykeman to arrange.

18 October 2014

Farewell Maj Kelly


We would like to thank Major Sean Kelly for his years of faithful service with 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron. 

Maj Kelly has seen the Sqn transition through a number of Commanding Officers; been involved in relocating the Sqn several times and even a Sqn name change.  Whether it was his time as a Cadet; or volunteering when he was an MP; to enrolling as an Officer; and ultimately becoming the Commanding Officer, Maj Kelly always served 746 Sqn with honour and pride.  He routinely challenged his staff and Cadets to achieve their best, while providing guidance and mentorship along the way; this has led to the growth and continued success of the Sqn. 


We would like to thank Maj Kelly from the bottom of our hearts and wish him the best of luck at 204 Black Maria Sqn.  You will be missed.

28 June 2014

Squadron Photos!

The pictures of this year's Annual Ceremonial Review, in addition to the Mess Dinner and other functions of this year, have officially been posted!

The officers and Sponsoring Committee of 746 would like to thank Rima Dickson for her devotion to our squadron this year and ensuring that we have these wonderful pictures taken!

All cadets and parents are reminded that these photos are for personal consumption only. We hope you enjoy them!

50th Annual Cermonial Review Photos

Mess Dinner Photos

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

Parking Lot Safety

Pickup time on Thursday night at cadets has become increasingly congested.  If possible, please try to 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.

Please keep your speed to a minimum.  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.

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.

26 November 2012

Squadron Standing Orders

The first version of the new and improved 746 Lightning Hawk Squadron Standing Orders has been published and is available here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3fa4EufD061UFZNR2pNdk50Q1k/edit
This is a working document that should be used as a reference for all cadets. Paper copies are posted around the squadron.

05 March 2012

746 Social Media

Connecting with cadets, their parents, and the public has always been a priority for 746 Lightning Hawk. In an effort to improve accessibility of information, 746 is embracing the benefits of social media. Now you can "like" us on Facebook and/or "follow" us on Twitter. Here are the details:
We look forward to interacting with you online. We would like to remind cadets that, even online, they are  responsible for maintaining their professionalism. We also hope that you'll share any photos, stories, or kudos with us and help promote the squadron to the public.

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