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161 Weekly Update 8-14 Feb 18

07 Feb 18
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We seem to be having bad luck with Wednesday evening snow storms again. Due to the current forecast with snowfall warning and potential for freezing rain, we are cancelling training for this evening.

Here is the information for this week:

Friday 9 Feb 18:
Biathlon Competition: Meet at the armoury for 11:30 AM. The bus is departing at noon. Ensure you eat lunch (or bring lunch). Joining instructions were handed out on Sunday. We expect to return Sunday evening around 7:30 PM but cadets will call when on their way home.
Drill Team: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Band: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Sunday 11 Feb 18
Band, Flight Simulation, and Model Building: 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Because our marksmanship and biathlon coaches are away we will not be having marksmanship. We will have individual/sectional practice time for the band as well as model building and flight simulation available.

Wednesday 14 Feb 18
Regular Training: 6:20 – 9:10 PM: Dress is t-shirt and tunic. All cadets participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Program must bring their log books.
Sponsoring Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – New members (parents/community members/alumni) are welcome

Upcoming Events:
• 17 Feb 18 – Senior course interviews
• 17 Feb 18 – Effective speaking training (1:30-4:30 PM)
• 18 Feb 18 – Power Familiarization Flights

We have the opportunity to provide some power familiarization flights to our cadets on Sunday, February 18th. This date is dependent on weather and is being coordinated through our Power Familiarization Officer. We will be calling to try to coordinate our schedule. Please check to see what time would be best for you. Those cadets that did not get the opportunity to fly in a glider this past September will have first priority. Note that we generally schedule a heavier cadet with two lighter cadets as the total weight of the three cadets cannot exceed 500 lbs. Cadets will show up at the airport for their flight 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Directions to the hanger will be provided once confirmed.

For more information on events visit our website:

Fund Raising: Cadets are now selling Air Cadet League Tickets. Each cadet was given one book of 10 tickets. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. If cadets would like another book, see a member of the sponsoring committee at the beginning or end of the night.

75th Anniversary Audio-Visual Yearbooks: These are available for $20 from the squadron office and include photos from the 2016-2017 training year, Freedom of the City, ACR 2017, 75th Reunion, historical photos from the past 75 years, and video interviews with former COs and current cadets. Check out the trailer:

Reminder: If a cadet cannot make it to a Wednesday night/regular event, the cadet should leave a message on the squadron answering machine 632-3215. Please do not e-mail Capt Phinney or post on facebook. This will ensure the admin o gets the message and can mark the cadet as excused.

For more information check out our website at our facebook page and follow us on Twitter @161aircadets.