Sgt. Jarred Lalande from Creston;s 904 Kootenai Squadron navigating a map as part of his advanced aviation course training at Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre in Comox

Sgt. Jarred Lalande from Creston;s 904 Kootenai Squadron navigating a map as part of his advanced aviation course training at Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre in Comox

Creston teen spends three weeks at Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre

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COMOX, B.C. –– Sgt. Jarred Lalande from Royal Canadian Air Cadets 904 Kootenai Squadron in Creston had a blast this summer in Comox as part of the three week advanced aviation course at the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre.

“Taking this course means I have a better chance at applying for the glider pilot scholarship or even the power pilot scholarship courses later on in my cadet career,” said the 15-year-old Lalande.

“The advanced aviation course is a course designed to prepare air cadets for future flight training,” said Lt. Kesar Nizzar, assistant flight commander for the advanced aviation course. “This course takes a more advanced approach to aviation and prepares cadets for instruction. Classroom instruction reviews the following subjects: principles of flight, propulsion, meteorology and navigation.”

When he is not at camp, Lalande enjoys flying with neighbours, playing video games and hanging out with his friends from Prince Charles Secondary School.

“Anyone who is not in cadets and who is over 12 years old should join cadets,” he said. “You could be out here doing new things, and meeting new friends. In cadets you can take part in many activities like I do, such as drill team, band, gliding, teaching, first aid and so much more.”

More than 3,400 sea, army and air cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C. this summer. Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas. To find out more about the cadet program, visit www.cadets.ca or follow @BC_Cadets on Twitter.

—COMOX CADET FLYING TRAINING CENTRE