New members are always welcome at City of Canberra Squadron.
Boys 8 years and older are eligible to join Canberra Squadron. We meet at Canberra Airport on Tuesday nights. We encourage new members to come along for three weeks (for free) before they commit to joining the squadron.
Adult volunteers join as officers or associate members. Please contact the OC to discuss this option.
We meet on Tuesdays (during school terms) from 7pm to 9pm at Canberra Aero Club, at Canberra Airport (map).
On Tuesday nights we learn about aviation, practise drill (marching) and work on projects (such as model aeroplanes).
The Air League education program covers a wide range of subjects related to aviation as well as other general knowledge topics. The core subjects are called General Proficiency (GP). You will start on GP6, which covers basic aviation topics. As you learn more you will get to do specialist education subjects like Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Aero Engines, Aircraft Construction, Navigation and Aircraft Radio.
The following information gives you some idea of the costs involved in being a member of Canberra Squadron. We are able to keep these costs to a minimum due to the efforts of our hard-working volunteers and some financial support from other generous organisations.
The term fees cost $50 per term.
These fees include most books for the education subjects, fees to Group (the central body that oversees all squadrons in NSW and the ACT) and some aero-modelling materials.
A new cadet uniform costs approximately $170. Second-hand uniforms are also available.
There are additional costs for flying and camps.
If you would like any more information, please contact us.