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Ground School / Flying Scholarship

Air Cadets who intend to apply for the Glider Pilot Training Course (GPTC) or Power Pilot Training Course (PPTC) must complete the Air Cadet Online Ground School (OGS). This program ensures and effective and equitable approach to ground-school training for all Air Cadets across Canada.

What is Online Ground School?

The OGS is part of the Air Cadet National Selection Process (link below) and is comprised of 45 hours of self-paced learning. This includes model tests, quizzes, and the completion of a practice and selection exam. To participate, cadets will require access to a personal computer or mobile device and a broadband internet connection. Throughout the OGS, participating Air Cadets will have access to a Transport Canada Civil Aviation certified instructor to help with course material, answer questions, and provide support for challenging topics.

How do I apply for Online Ground School?

Air Cadets who meet eligibility criteria for either flying course (glider or power pilot training) can be registered by squadron staff in Fortress. Criteria can be found in Annex A of CJCR Gp O 8060-7, Air Cadet National Training Selection. However, you may only register for one of the courses.

Important Dates!

  • 6 Sep 2022: Applications open in Fortress

  • 15 Oct 22: Application deadline (SIGN-UP LINK BELOW)

  • 1 Oct 22 to 14 Jan 23: The OGS training syllabus, mandatory practical exam and selection exam is open to students.

  • 15 Jan 23: Access to OGS and selection exam ends.

Other Important Information for Cadets.

If you have not received your login information, or you think you have been registered for the wrong ground school, please check your SPAM/Junk mail folders for an email from Moncton Flight College Training’s Pelesys system; and/or, contact your squadrons staff to ensure that your email is correct in Fortress.

You are required to complete the Cadet Cyber Awareness Course prior to starting the Online Ground School Course.

Cadets can only access the PPTC/GPTC selection exam upon completion of the applicable (Glider or Power) Online Ground School course. You may direct questions to their regional J5 through the chain of command.

CJCR Policy References from

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