Worsley Air Cadets

Squadron


Aviation Training (Flying)

Flying is usually at 10 Air Experience Flight School, RAF Woodvale in a Grob Tutor. Flying is free and a coach will take you there. We usually go flying with cadets from other local squadrons.
If you attend an Easter or summer annual camp, you will also fly at the nearest Air Experience Flying school. There are also opportunities to fly in RAF transport aircraft or helicopters.

Aviation Training Package (Blue ATP) Blue Wings

The Blue ATP introduces cadets to aeronautical concepts including the primary and further effects of controls, lift vectors and airfield procedures.

Aviation Training Package (Bronze ATP) Bronze Wings

Following on from the Blue ATP, there are 3 elements to this training to further develop aviation knowledge.

  • Blue
  • Bronze
Flying Scholarships

Air Cadets Pilot Navigation Training Scheme (ACPNTS) Silver Wings

The Silver ACPNTS provides 8 hours of flying training at an Air Experience Flight (AEF). There are 2 elements to this training.

  • Silver

Air Cadets Pilot Scholarship (ACPS) Gold Wings
Air Cadets Air Experience Flight Course (ACAEFC) Gold Wings

The Gold ACPS provides 12 hours of flying training in a single engine piston aircraft. Minimum age of 16 years for ACPS.
The Gold ACAEFC course provides 10 hours of flying training at an RAF Air Experience Flight (AEF). Minimum age of 18 years for ACAEFC.

  • Gold
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Aviation Training (Gliding)

The Vigilant motor glider is used at 635 Squadron Volunteer Gliding School (VGS), RAF Topcliffe, Thirsk. Cadets new to the Squadron go to the gliding school in groups of four. Your first visit to the gliding school, is called the Gliding Induction Course (GIC) and you can go from the age of 13.

Aviation Training Package (Blue ATP) Blue Wings

The Blue ATP introduces cadets to aeronautical concepts including the primary and further effects of controls, lift vectors and airfield procedures.

Aviation Training Package (Bronze ATP) Bronze Wings

Following on from the Blue ATP, there are 3 elements to this training to further develop aviation knowledge.

  • Blue
  • Bronze
Gliding Scholarships

Gliding Scholarship (SGS) Silver Wings

The Silver SGS provides the opportunity to fly a glider to solo standard. There are 4 elements to the training.

Gliding Training (GWGT) Gold Wings

The Gold GWGT is divided into 2 elements. Must be a Flight Staff Cadet (FSC) appointed to a VGS.

  • Silver
  • Gold
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Expeditions

Local expeditions for map reading and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions take place around Rivington and White Coppice. Silver expeditions take place in the Lake District and Gold expeditions take place in Scotland.

We will make sure that you are adequately prepared, before we take you anywhere. Your kit will be checked before you leave the squadron. We will train you in all aspects of camp-craft, cooking and navigation.

  • South Lancs Moors
  • Lake District
  • Highlands
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Leadership

Leadership activities include assault/obstacle courses, climbing, orienteering, raft building and command task exercises.

  • Fieldcraft
  • Assault Course
  • Command Tasks
Courses

Cadet Foundation Leadership Blue Badge

This training is an introduction to the principles of leadership. It covers how to use the SMEAC (Situation, Mission, Execution, Any Questions, Check Understanding) to brief a group of cadets and then put this into practice by successfully leading 2 approved leadership exercises.

Cadet Basic Leadership Bronze Badge

This training aims to provide leadership activities to be undertaken with cadets from other Squadrons.

Cadet Intermediate Leadership Silver Badge

This training aims to introduce a higher level of theory and practical ability during leadership exercises.

Cadet Advanced Leadership Gold Badge

This training aims to deliver a challenging leadership programme that produces a higher level of competency and develops the potential for leadership instructors.

  • Blue
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
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Outdoor Activities

For the more serious adventurer you could come away, for a week of activities in a Mountain Training Centre. These would include walking, mountain-biking, climbing, swimming, white-water rafting and visiting some sites of interest.

There are several opportunities to qualify for certificates in sailing, canoeing and power-boating.

  • Clay Shooting
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Quad Biking
Air Cadet Parachuting Badge

The Air Cadet Parachuting Course takes place at The Force Development Training Centre at RAF Weston-on-the-Green. There is a minimum age of 16 years, maximum weight limit of 96kg, medically fit to undertake training and must become a member of the British Parachuting Association before undertaking any training.

  • Parachuting
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