Cadet Dream Flight Program

  Program Goal

The goal of the Cadet Dream Flight Program is to promote and increase awareness of the important role that aviation can play in the lives of Canada’s youth. This program is designed to motivate young people to become further involved in the many different facets of the aviation industry. Young people who are interested in this program will ideally also be engaged in community improvement projects as well as excelling in aviation studies.

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  Award Details

The award will be presented to a cadet or cadets who have contributed in a significant way through leadership and attendance at community events. These community events must assist Waterloo Warbirds in achieving our mission goals. Examples of these events are Remembrance Day, poppy sales, or fundraising for charities.

The cadet selected to receive the dream flight will be taken flying in one of our classic aircraft. The cadet selected will take a flight in the aircraft on a date that is mutually agreeable to the cadet/guardians, the Cadet Development Centre, and Waterloo Warbirds.

The flight will be 25 minutes in duration and includes the mandatory preflight briefing video and in-cockpit demonstration to ensure the cadet is able to safely perform the required tasks to the satisfaction of the pilot conducting the flight.

  Award Criteria

  • Age Restriction: 16 years old
  • Height Restriction: Minimum 5’ to a maximum of 6’ 4″
  • Weight Restriction: Maximum 250 lb.
  • Must be engaged in cadet community activities and volunteering
  • Must attend aircraft ground school

Waterloo Warbirds has partnered with the Cadet Youth Development Centre for this award. Waterloo Warbirds is not affiliated with the Cadet League.

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