Projects

Projects are a key element of the Air Cadet training programme and are generally undertaken alongside the formal training syllabus from First Class Cadet level and above. Practical projects are designed to enhance specialist study, stimulate interest and clarify theory.  The scope and nature of these projects vary but there are many potential projects, depending on the what interests individual cadets have and what is possible within the resources on the squadron.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Handbook lists nearly 250 projects in the Skills Section, many of which are suitable for Air Cadets and also count towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

 

 Here is a list of typical projects undertaken by Air Cadets (it is by no means exhaustive!):

  • Aero Modelling.
  • Balsa Wood Aircraft.
  • Simple Hot Air Balloons and Airships.
  • Recruitment Poster & Video production.
  • Producing a Probationer Guide.
  • Photography.
  • Banner Drill.
  • Rocketry.
  • Diorama Building.
  • Building and operating a Flight Simulator.
  • Squadron History.
  • Flight Tracking.
  • Constructing and flying a Model Helicopter.
  • Radios.
  • Survival Techniques.
  • Media Communications.
  • Catering & Field Cooking.
  • Continuity Drill.
  • Aeromodelling.
  • Squadron Maintenance & Horticulture.
  • Aircraft Recognition.
  • Fitness.
  • Engineering.
  • Marksmanship.
  • IT.
  • Website design.
  • Remote Control Model Aeroplanes.
  • Leadership.
  • Cartography & Mapping.
  • Meteorology.
  • Climbing.
  • Round the pole flying.
  • Recruit Mentoring & Junior Cadet Training.
  • Cockpit Trainers.
  • Canoe construction.
  • Hovercraft construction.
  • Producing a Squadron Newsletter.
  • Producing a Classification Training Poster.
  • Producing a Rank Structure Poster.
  • Constructing Squadron Photo Boards.
  • RAF Timeline.
  • Fitness.
  • Ghillie Suit construction.
  • Engineering Electronics.
  • First Aid.
  • Vehicle Maintenance.

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