Australian Air League - City of Canberra Squadron

How to Join

New members are always welcome at City of Canberra Squadron.

Who can join?

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.

If this doesn't suit you, there may be another squadron that does. Alternatively, you might like to contact us to discuss how you can be part of the Air League by correspondence.

Adult volunteers join as officers or associate members. Please contact the OC to discuss this option.

How to find us

We meet on Tuesdays (during school terms) from 7pm to 9pm at Canberra Aero Club, at Canberra Airport (map).

What to Expect

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.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bag or folder
  • Warm clothes


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.

Joining fee

The annual membership fee is $70.

Term fees

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.

Other Costs

There are additional costs for flying and camps.

More information

If you would like any more information, please contact us.

Page updated: 24 November 2017