Maitland Air Cadet Association
Promoting Air Cadets in Huron County

2020 Marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Maitland Air Cadet Squadron.

               

CALLING ALL HURON COUNTY YOUTH
AGES 12-18 - JOIN NOW
!

Due to ongoing COVID-19 considerations, the start date and location for 532 Maitland
Squadron's fall 2020 activities will be announced at a later date.

Our regular schedule includes weekly meetings on Wednesdays
from 6:45 until 9:30 PM, with additional weekend activities throughout the year.

Online or Mail-in Registration now open for 2020-2021!

Option 1:
Submit your contact information through the Government of Canada
Cadet Organization Website by clicking here or on the image below.

Option 2:
Complete the 532 Squadron Membership Application Form, and
mail it to us with a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport.

* Registration is Free
* Fundraising is Required

* Attendance at Mandatory Activities Required


VA3SQN 532 Squadron Amateur Radio Station
The Maitland Air Cadet Association has partnered with the RAC Youth Education Program.
This is a great opportunity to learn from home during COVID-19.
Through this program, cadets learn about opportunities in amateur radio
as well as take part in local and long distance communications.

ARES: The Amateur Radio Emergency Service is composed of certified Radio Amateurs
who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for
communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

ARISS: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station - Cadets will attempt to speak
directly with an Astronaught abourd the ISS.


Please email info@maitlandaircadets.ca
if you have any questions!



Welcome Members and Guests

Welcome to the Maitland Air Cadet Association web site. The Maitland Air Cadet Association supports the activities of our local Air Cadet squadron. Former members and supporters of the Air Cadet squadron can become a member of the Maitland Air Cadet Association. Our goal is to provide enhanced support to the Air Cadet squadron by raising funds and developing an alumni association.

Recruiting Information for 2020-21

Drop In
Call Us
E-mail

Wednesdays 6:45-9:30 PM
Starting Sept. 9th, 2020

Location: TBA

(519) 524-1331

 

info@maitlandaircadets.ca

- Meet the Staff and Cadets
- Pick up Information and Ask Questions
- Sign Up Forms

** Bring new member's Birth Certificate and Health Card **


Maitland Air Cadet Squadron Information
What is the Air Cadet Program?
 

Maitland Air Cadet Squadron is a joint effort by the Department of National Defence, the Air Cadet League of Canada, and Royal Canadian Legion branch 109, Goderich, Ontario.
The Aims of the Air Cadet Program are:

  • To develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and
    leadership.
  • To promote physical fitness.
  • To stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces.
What age group is the Air Cadet Program for?
  The Air Cadet Program is open for all youth who have turned 12 years old and have not yet turned 19.
What is the cost to be a member of the Air Cadet Program?
  Free. There is no cost to become a member, and virtually everything a cadet needs is provided at no cost. Cadets are provided with a uniform, all required books and learning materials. While on weekend training, all accomodations, food and camping equipment is supplied. During summer camp (ranging from 2 to 7 weeks in duration) cadets attend at no cost, and are paid a training incentive of $60 per week, and up to $70 per day as a staff cadet.
In addition to these free benefits, you also receive invaluable training, meet dozens of people, forge new friendships and develop skills that will benefit you and your career for years to come.
What's the catch - it sounds too good to be true?
  In return for free training, uniforms, meals and accomodations, cadets are expected to make a commitment to the program. The cadet uniforms are to be worn on training nights, and kept in respectable condition. Regular weekly attendance is requested. Exceptions are permitted for medical and academic and family reasons. Cadets who do not participate and follow the program will quickly fall behind and often lose interest.
What kind of time committment is involved?
  The Squadron parades weekly on Wednesday evenings at Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) in Goderich between September and May, from 6:45 to 9:15 PM.
We attend a minimum of 2 camp weekends through the year, at least one in the fall and one in the spring. These weekend camps start Friday night and end Sunday afternoon. Most cadets get to attend both of these camps.
Optional activities include:

  • competition air rifle target shooting
  • small bore rifle training and target shooting
  • precision drill team
  • glider flights, up to 4 times per year in Huron Park
  • Remembrance Day ceremonies
  • Legion projects
  • Flight training ground school
How do you sign up or learn more?
 

Every Wednesday night starting September 9th, 2020, visit our office at the GDCI "Barn" on the south side of Bennett St. West beside the track.

We meet from 6:45 to 9:30 PM. Cadets meet in the high school.

For more information, please contact the Squadron Office at 519-524-1331, or e-mail info@maitlandaircadets.ca.

 

 

Your Donations are always welcome and appreciated!

One Time Gift
 
Recurring Gifts