International Air Cadet Exchange

Every year, in January, our cadets are able to apply for a place on the International Air Cadet Exchange scheme.

The first exchange was in 1947 between the UK and the Canadian Air Cadets. The world-wide cadet family now comprises more than 20 nations, with around 600 cadets/volunteer staff exchanging annually. About 90 of those are from the UK, who head off to about 15 different countries around the world. English is used as the common language.

Once you have reached the age of 17 and achieved the classification of Staff Cadet you can apply for nomination to represent the Air Training Corps on one of many exchange visits organised each year between the ATC and other Air Cadet or air orientated organisations in 20 participating countries; USA, Canada, India, Australia, Netherlands and France to name but a few.

The International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) links the Air Cadets with the world. For 15 days every July and August we exchange students so each gets a taste of the other’s culture and another great cadet experience. Places are limited, and if you’re aged between 17 and 19 you’ll need to apply as soon as the scheme as soon as the nomination process opens.

Country Cadet Organisation

  • Aerospace Cadets of the Philippines
  • Air Training Corps Association of New Zealand
  • Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC)
  • Belgium Cadets de l’Air de Belgique
  • Canada Air Cadet League of Canada
  • France Aero Club de France
  • DGLR – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt together with the German Luftwaffe
  • Ghana Ghana Cadet Corps
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps
  • Israel Gadna Avir
  • Japan Aerospace Scouts Association
  • Netherlands Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association
  • Philippines Aerospace Association
  • Singapore National Cadet Corps (Air)
  • Switzerland Aero Club of Switzerland
  • The Luxembourg Aeronautical Federation
  • The Turkish Aeronautical Association
  • The Young Falcons of Korea
  • Turkey Turkish Air League
  • United States US Civil Air Patrol

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