Air cadets looking for new recruits

The Kelowna air cadet program is looking for new recruits.

The program, for boys and girls aged 12 to 18 who dream flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force has 3,600 youths in 52 squadrons across B.C.

When the Kelowna Air Cadets holds its first training night Sept. 7 at First Lutheran Christian School at 4091 Lakeshore Rd., commanding officer Capt. Nancy Landsiedel expects to see about 60 cadets on parade. She also hopes to see 20 to 30 new faces in the crowd, coming out to see for themselves that there’s more to the air cadet program than marching, polishing shoes and shining uniform brass.

“The more cadets we have the more things and activities we can do,” Landsiedel said.

As the main attraction of the program is the lure of flight, the flight familiarization program ensures cadets won’t be disappointed.

“Each cadet will get the opportunity to fly in a glider during the year,” Landsiedel said.


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