In order to assist our cadets to perform well on the Qualifying Exam, 872 Squadron runs a “Ground School” for those cadets that are interested in applying for a scholarship. Ground school classes provide cadets with more detailed information about aviation and aeronautics than is taught in the core program.

Ground School is broke into two sections as follows:

SENIOR GROUND SCHOOL – Monday Nights from Sept 17th to Jan. 28th – 1900 to 2130hrs – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata In Room # 132
Out of all the airline and commercial pilots in Canada, 67% of them started their careers in the cadet program. At 872, the first step to getting your glider and private pilot licenses is to join ground school. Over 17 weeks, cadets aged 15 or older can join the senior ground school program to build on their knowledge of theory of flight, navigation, meterology, air law, and aero-engines. Lectures, discussions, and exams are taken in order to get ready for the regional selection exams and interviews on the first Saturday in February. It is a theory-intensive, classroom-based learning environment that requires focus and a keen interest and drive to get their summer scholarships.

JUNIOR GROUND SCHOOL – Monday Nights from Sept 24th to Nov. 26th – 1900 to 2100hrs – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata  IN ROOM # 134

Come and learn the basics of flying! Junior ground school is for cadets aged 12-14 who want to have a chance at glider and power flying scholarships when they’re 16 and 17.

This year’s program runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Maurice Lapointe High School starting on September 24.

We must put a limit of 40 cadets, so first come, first serve.

Dress is civilian casual. Please bring a pen and notebook. Arrangements will be made to obtain the “From the Ground Up” text book which will be available for purchase by the cadets.