The Australian Air League is a national youth organisation with a focus on aviation. Cadets learn about aviation, develop teamwork and leadership skills, as well as making friends with like-minded people.
City of Canberra Squadron meets every Tuesday evening during school terms in 24 Richmond Ave Fairbairn, at Canberra Airport. On Tuesday nights we learn about aviation, practise drill (marching) and work on projects (such as model aeroplanes).
New members are always welcome. See the section on how to join for more information.
As well as our regular Tuesday night meetings, the squadron is involved in:
- behind the scenes airport tours
- model flying
- drill (marching) competitions
- learning to fly 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). Everyone starts by learning the basics in GP6, and progresses toward more advanced subjects. Specialist education subjects include Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Aero Engines, Aircraft Construction, Navigation and Aircraft Radio. Completing a range of Air League subjects is excellent preparation for the pilot licence theory exams (basic aeronautical knowledge, PPL and beyond).