A Field Training Exercise (FTX) is an outdoor camping weekend where cadets learn outdoor survival topics such as shelter building, fire safety, survival psychology, first aid, map and compass, radio communication, and more! This year’s mandatory fall FTX is Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2.

To accommodate resource shortages as every unit starts up an in-person training year, our Fall FTX will have a uniquely-modified training schedule. Instead of having all cadets participate in overnight training for the entire duration of the FTX weekend, we will be conducting the exercise in two parts: day training and overnight training.

  • New Recruits will be participating in day training on Sat, Oct 1 from 0730 to 2000hrs.

  • Levels 2s and Levels 3s will be participating in day training on Sun, Oct 2 from 0730 to 2000hrs.

  • Levels 4s and Level 5s will be participating in overnight training from Fri, Sep 30 to Sun, Oct 2.

Transportation to and from the training location will be provided, as well as meals (only lunch and dinner for those attending day training). Please find the Warning Order for the FTX here, which includes further details such as a kit list of items to bring, dates and timings, transportation details, important contact details for Adult Staff, and a permission slip that must be brought to the FTX. You can expect a Warning Order to accompany every Cadet related event moving forward.

In order to secure your spot, please ensure that your cadet completes the sign-up form ASAP. Both new and returning Cadets must also be fully registered to attend — this includes paying the registration fee for returning cadets. If you have any questions, please ensure your cadet uses their chain of command and asks their flight instructors.

We're looking forward to getting outdoors with everyone and having a golden weekend!
All Cadets, especially our New Recruits (Level 1s), must make sure that they are able to:

1. Sign in to their 540 email account
2. Access to the correct Google Classroom for their level
3. Add the 540 training calendar to their personal calendar to keep track of upcoming events

A hint for our Level 1 Cadets — there is already a task waiting for you in your google classroom!

If you have any troubles or questions, please direct them to your level staff cadets and up the chain of command.
We are excited to offer the following teams this year for our Cadets!

  • Band — on Fridays

  • Drill Team without Arms — on Saturdays

  • Drill Team with Arms — on Saturdays

Sign up will open shortly, so please keep an eye on the website and your Google Classrooms! Locations and timings will also be posted soon.
Ground School offers the exciting opportunity for cadets to learn about aviation and earn their Glider and Private Pilot License!

Ground School sign up has been sent out via email and will also be posted to your Google Classrooms. You may also find the sign up form here.

Sign up is still ongoing as we onboard Cadets to the online Ground School course. An email with further information is in the process of being sent out to all the Cadets who have signed up.

Please note, in order to be eligible for Ground School, you must have completed Level 3 and be of 15 years of age as of 31 August 2022.

We thank everyone for their interest and look forward to seeing you in Ground School!
If you are interested in joining Air Cadets, please sign up on our waiting list. You will be contacted with next steps.


Please add our 540 Training calendar to your mobile device via the “+” link below the calendar.