Become a pilot. Become a leader.

Thinking of joining Air Cadets?

To learn. To serve. To advance.

That is the motto of the Air Cadet program. We seek to provide today's youth with the opportunities to learn what it takes to become a good leader, to serve the community, and to advance as a member of society.


Recruitment is currently closed.

We host an Open House in September each year. Please look at our calendar for the exact date.

Cadets must be between 12 and 18 years old on the day they begin training. To join, come to the Administration Office (in the basement of the Southwood Community Association building) between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm on regular parade nights (typically Tuesday - see the Calendar for more details).


Anyone wishing to join will need to bring:

  • A parent/guardian

  • A provincial health care card

  • Government issued proof of age (birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc)


You will be provided with an application package which contains a number of forms that must be filled out before training can begin. Application packages can be picked up and filled out prior to the next intake date!

There is no cost to join the program, but parents and cadets are expected to participate in fundraising activities.


For general information on the cadet program, please visit www.cadets.ca

Calgary Area Cadet Programs (12-18 years old)

​If you are interested in joining Cadets, but we are in the wrong spot, the wrong night, or the wrong element - consult the list below:


52 City of Calgary RCACS (Harold Panabaker School / Southwood Community Centre)

83 Juno Beach RCACS

88 Airdrie Lynx RCACS 

187 Foothills RCACS (High River Airport [CEN4])

538 Buffalo RCACS

604 Moose RCACS

781 Calgary RCACS

903 Strathmore RCACS

918 Griffon RCACS

952 Westjet RCACS


1292 Lord Strathcona’s Horse RCACC

1955 Service Batallion RCACC

2137 Calgary Highlanders RCACC


3016 Calgary Highlanders (Airdrie) RCACC

3125 Calgary Highlanders (Chestermere) RCACC



22 Undaunted RCSCC

335 Calgary RCSCC

344 Victoria RCSCC

360 Erratic RCSCC (Okotoks)

359 Chicoutimi RCSCC (Airdrie)


Navy League Cadets (9-12 years old)

21 Captain Jackson NLCC

166 John A. Hamilton NLCC


52 (City of Calgary) Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, serving youth since 1941