Our recruiting staff are quick to point out that the Earth’s surface is composed of approximately 1/3 land and 2/3 water, but the entire Earth’s surface has air. That may be a slightly biased response, so interpret that as you wish.
The Air, Army, and Sea programs share many common goals such as the development of young Canadians into future leaders that have the skills to be successful in society. All three programs have similar rank and progression structures, similar opportunities for leadership and teamwork, as well as a similar core training program. Where the programs differ is the elemental academic training content as well as the selection of extra-curricular activities above the core training program.
What the Air elemental academic training provides is a focus on aviation, aerospace, principles of flight, propulsion, meteorology, etc.
Extra-curricular activities include the opportunity for all Cadets to experience glider familiarization flights, aviation themed trips, as well as the opportunity to receive a Glider Pilot License and/or Power Pilot License from Transport Canada.