09 January 2017

Orienteering

Interested in Orienteering?

Orienteering for 746 Lightning Hawk Cadets will start up on Tuesday 17th of January 2017, and is open to all cadets regardless of rank, age, or level.

What is Orienteering? In short - it's navigating a course with a map and compass where participants are timed on their ability to complete the course. Our first night on Tuesday 17th will be an introduction to orienteering, it's rules, history, and how to orienteer.

Haven't signed up yet? Don't worry! the sign-up sheet will be out again this Thursday.

Questions to:
Lt Attwood

04 December 2016

Summer Course Applications 2017


Any Cadet wishing to apply for a summer training this training year MUST fill in the below application form. If you do not wish to attend a summer training course please fill the form out as well and select no camp as your choice.  Before filling out the application form cadets should review the Summer Training tab on the squadron's website.

Applicants for scholarship courses must fill out the application for by 15 Dec.


Applicants are not guaranteed summer training course and selections will be announced near the end of April 17.

Application Form

02 December 2016

Scholarship Course Applications

Update: Cover letters and resumes and be sent to Lt O'Neill @ seoneill22@gmail.com
All scholarship applicants must bring in their report cards Thursday, 8 Jan.

SCHOOL REPORT CARD. Final marks from your last school year (2015/2016 official school transcript).

Scholarship Applicants: Please see the bottom of this post for more information on your narrative.

Eligible Cadets that are wishing to sign up for must submit a cover letter and resume to Lt O'Neill by Thursday, 15 Dec.  Submissions must be printed out and handed together in a folder that has your name and contact info on it.

This will be the first step in the scholarship application process. We are not able to submit every applicant for scholarships courses.  Cadets will be made aware if have been selected to continue the scholarship process in mid January.

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship course are completion of level 3, Please see the Summer Training tab for more info.

Question can be directed to the training department.

The cover letter must state:
  • your rank and name
  • what you're applying for
  • why you deserve the scholarship
  • how you will benefit from the scholarship 
  • how you will benefit the Sqn or Cadet Program if you receive the scholarship
The resume should include: 
  • education
  • cadet activities
  • volunteer experience
  • work experience
  • honours and awards
  • skills and qualifications  

Scholarship Courses: 
Please see the Summer Training tab for more info.
  • ADVANCED AEROSPACE SCHOLARSHIP COURSE
  • ADVANCED AVIATION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP COURSE - AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
  • ADVANCED AVIATION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP COURSE - AIRPORT OPERATIONS
  • GLIDER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP COURSE
  • POWER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP COURSE
  • INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE
To get examples - Google ‘How to write a Cover Letter and Resume.  The Cover Letter is to be submitted with your Resume, on a separate sheet of paper. 

What we are looking for in the Cover Letter:  

  • Typed, using a 12-point standard font (e.g. Times New Roman,Arial,Helvetica,or Palentino), approximately 200 to 300 words. 
  • Introduce yourself 
  • Briefly explain why you are applying for a National Summer Training Course and why you would be a good candidate for the Course. 
  • Tell us how you will utilize the knowledge gained from this Course in your future endeavours.  
Below is an example of a Resume outline which includes the type of information we are looking for: 

19 November 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.



12 September 2016

Squadron Promotion Policy

This year for all cadets wishing to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and above.  Please read through and carefully follow the instructions on the attached forms.

Dates for Warrant boards will be announced shortly.

Deadline for memos to be handed in is Thursday, 29 Sept @ 20:10hrs.  Memos must be handed into Lt O'Neill by this deadline.

Sergeants Policy
Flight Sergeants Policy
Warrant Policy

Squadron GCK Manual

Questions and concerns may be directed to Capt Groome.

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.

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