The aviation training at 150 Hamilton Tiger Squadron is facilitated in 4 primary ways: Friday Level Classes, Fall - Pilot Ground School, Spring - Practical Training, and Summer - Camps and Scholarships
1) Level Classes.
Aviation instruction is an important topic in the Level 1 to Level 4 of all Air Cadets. Cadets will be introduced to the basics of engines, aircraft structures, principles of flight, meteorology and opportunities in the aviation industry during Friday night regular training.
2) Fall - Pilot Ground School.
Cadets wishing to further his or her knowledge of aviation and apply for tech/flying summer courses can join Pilot Ground School. The goal of Pilot Ground School is to provide cadets with the pre-requisite knowledge to become a glider or power pilot. These are classes build on top of AND run outside of regular mandatory training. Cadets will undergo a 13-week intensive course learning about Theory of Flight to Airmanship held between September and January of every training year.
Attendance at Pilot Ground School is mandatory for application to Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS), Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS), Aircraft Maintenance (AM), Airport Operations (AO) and Advanced Aerospace (AASC) and is only open to cadets aged 14 and up.
3) Spring - Practical Training.
The goal of Practical Training is to provide cadets with the opportunity to learn more about aviation through hands-on training. Examples of Practical Training is the Simulator Training Program delivered in the Spring of 2016. An aerospace program (rocket building included) is currently being planned for the Spring 2018 session.
4) Summer - Camps and Scholarships.
All cadets will have the opportunity to attend a summer camp or scholarship during the summer. Introductory Courses such as Basic/Advanced Aviation, Technical Courses such as Aircraft Maintenance and Airport Operations and Flying Courses such as Glider/Power Pilot are recommended to cadets passionate about aviation!