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Aviation and Aviation Awards

Flying applications and other forms are available for members to download, go to the shop page for more details. 


To create an intelligent interest in Aviation the Corps provides detailed training courses and practical aviation experience is offered to all Cadets and Leaders of the Corps. Aviation Training is an integral part of the Challenge Award and so offers many levels of training achievement.

Air Discovery

For Cadets aged 11 – a beginner’s course, comprising basic study with practical experiments.

Air Ability

For Cadets aged 13 plus – overall introduction into the 5 aviation subjects;
Air Traffic Control, Meteorology, Engines, Theory of Flight and Navigation

Air Proficiency

For Cadets aged 14 plus - detailed training of individual subjects; Air Traffic Control & Radio, Meteorology, Navigation, Propulsion & Theory of Flight. A coloured felt disc worn behind the Air Ability Badge denotes each section passed. Completion of all 5 subjects and a practical navigation test earns the Air Proficiency Badge.

Air Brevet

Individual study specialising in a single subject, the following subjects are available..

• Aeronautical Engineering (Engines)

Air Experience Flights

All Cadets and Leaders of the Corps who are members of the Flying Club have the opportunity to take air experience flights. This is of great benefit to Cadets who have interests in a future aviation based career.


Units and Regions can arrange gliding through their local gliding clubs.

Flying and Gliding Scholarships are available periodically, please contact HQ for more details