Author Archives: Capt J Hutchinson

GLIDING! What a day we had!

05 May 24
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We want to see your pictures and videos from inside the glider. Please post on our Facebook page or email to 161air@cadets.gc.ca .

GLIDING UPDATE

04 May 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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We just left the air field in Summerside, PE and are on our way home! We have a quick pit stop in Salisbury, NB and I estimate we will be home close to 1945hrs.

Please be to the Armouries no later than 1945hrs to pick your cadet up.

GLIDING 04-MAY-2024

03 May 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Gliding 4-May-2024 DAY TRIP TO SUMMERSIDE, PE

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE ARMOURIES AS GLIDING COULD BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

DROP OFF Barrack Green Armouries: Cadets must arrive at 0530 – 0540hrs

– bus Departure 0600hrs – THE BUS WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU

Dress: Civilian Clothes – NO UNIFORMS

PICK UP: estimating 1900hrs at Barrack Green Armouries – please check the website for more acurate arrival time.

Officer In Charge: Capt Julia Hutchinson

Supporting Staff: CV Josh Eldridge

CADETS NEED TO BRING:

LUNCH

SNACKS – fruit, veggies, chips, candy – NO NUT PRODUCTS

WATER & DRINKS

NO ENERGY DRINKS

SOMETHING TO DO- HOMEWORK, BOOK TO READ, CROSSWORD PUZZLES, SPORTS BALLS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED BUT THERE IS NO WIFI AND MAY NOT HAVE CHARGING AVAILABLE

ANYTHING CADETS BRING TO THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF 161 OR THEIR STAFF.

PICK UP: estimating 1900hrs at Barrack Green Armouries

This is a day trip, cadets will return in the evening; we will post on the website when we leave Summerside with an estimate time of arrival. Gliding is an activity in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders using a tow rope and an air plane or truck to pull the glider into the air like a kite. When the glider reaches a certain altitude the tow rope is released and using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. 

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. Cadets MUST bring their own lunch, snacks & drinks. We will be on a runway all day and do NOT have access to a store.

Subway will be provided for SUPPER ONLY.

Cadets MUST sign up for this activity- 01-May-2024 WAS the last chance to sign up. IF YOUR CADET DID NOT SIGN UP THEY CAN NOT GO

BELOW IS THE LIST OF CADETS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP

This Week at 161 – 2-8 May 2024

02 May 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Friday 3-May-2024 Band 1900-2100hrs

Saturday 4-May-2024 Gliding

Gliding 4-May-2024 DAY TRIP TO SUMMERSIDE, PE

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE ARMOURIES AS GLIDING COULD BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

DROP OFF: 0530 hrs Barrack Green Armouries

Dress: Civilian Clothes – NO UNIFORMS

CADETS NEED TO BRING:

LUNCH

SNACKS

WATER & DRINKS

NO ENERGY DRINKS

SOMETHING TO DO- HOMEWORK, BOOK TO READ, CROSSWORD PUZZLES, SPORTS BALLS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED BUT WIFI IS NOT AVAILABLE

PICK UP: estimating 1900hrs at Barrack Green Armouries

This is a day trip, cadets will return in the evening; we will post on the website when we leave Summerside with an estimate time of arrival. Gliding is an activity in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders using a tow rope and an air plane or truck to pull the glider into the air like a kite. When the glider reaches a certain altitude the tow rope is released and using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. 

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. Cadets MUST bring their own lunch, snacks & drinks. We will be on a runway all day and do NOT have access to a store.

Subway will be provided for SUPPER ONLY.

Sunday 5-May-2024 Marksmanship/Biathlon/Model Building 1800-2100hrs

Wednesday 8-May-2024 Regular Training

Time: 1815-2115hrs

Dress: FTU’s (green uniform)

Up Coming Events:

Annual Ceremonial Review – 29-May-2024 This is our end of year parade. Parents are invited to attend. Details to be announced.

Pop Bottle Rockets – 5-Jun-2024 – We will be collecting 2L pop bottles closer to the date. This activity is weather permitting. If the weather is bad we will have a back up plan and reschedule pop bottle rockets.

Gliding 4-May-2024

30 Apr 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Gliding 4-May-2024 DAY TRIP TO SUMMERSIDE, PE

DROP OFF:0530 hrs Barrack Green Armouries

Dress: Civilian Clothes – NO UNIFORMS

CADETS NEED TO BRING:

LUNCH

SNACKS

WATER & DRINKS

NO ENERGY DRINKS

SOMETHING TO DO- HOMEWORK, BOOK TO READ, CROSSWORD PUZZLES, SPORTS BALLS

PICK UP: estimating 1900hrs at Barrack Green Armouries

This is a day trip, cadets will return in the evening; we will post on the website when we leave Summerside with an estimate time of arrival. Gliding is an activity in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders using a tow rope and an air plane or truck to pull the glider into the air like a kite. When the glider reaches a certain altitude the tow rope is released and using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. Below is a short video of an air cadet glider taking off.

https://fb.watch/rN2LWbRdc8/

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. Cadets MUST bring their own lunch, snacks & drinks. We will be on a runway all day and do NOT have access to a store.

Subway will be provided for SUPPER ONLY.

Cadets MUST sign up for this activity 01-May-2024 is the last chance to sign up – if you are not on this list you must see Capt J Hutchinson to sign up.

This Week at 161 – 25 Apr – 01 May 2024

26 Apr 24
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Friday 26-Apr-2024 Band 1900-2100hrs

Sunday 28-Apr-2024 Marksmanship/Biathlon/Model Buidling 1800-2100hrs

Wednesday 01-May-2024 Regular Training

Time: 1815-2115hrs

Dress: FTU’s (green uniform)

Up Coming Events:

Gliding – 4-May-2024 – Cadets must sign up. Details to be announced

Annual Ceremonial Review – 29-May-2024 This is our end of year parade. Parents are invited to attend. Details to be announced.

Pop Bottle Rockets – 5-Jun-2024 – We will be collecting 2L pop bottles closer to the date. This activity is weather permitting. If the weather is bad we will have a back up plan and reschedule pop bottle rockets.

This Week at 161 – 18-24 Apr 2024

18 Apr 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Friday 19-Apr-2024 Band 1900-2100hrs

Saturday 20-Apr-2024 BAND PRACTICE – 1300-1600hrs

Sunday 21-Apr-2024 Marksmanship/Model Building 1800-2100hrs

Wednesday 24-Apr-2024 Regular Training

Time: 1815-2115hrs

Dress: FTU’s (green uniform)

Up Coming Events:

Gliding – 4-May-2024 – Cadets must sign up. Details to be announced

Annual Ceremonial Review – 29-May-2024 This is our end of year parade. Parents are invited to attend. Details to be announced.

Pop Bottle Rockets – 5-Jun-2024 – We will be collecting 2L pop bottles closer to the date. This activity is weather permitting. If the weather is bad we will have a back up plan and reschedule pop bottle rockets.

This Week at 161 – 11 to 17 Apr 2024

11 Apr 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Friday 12-Apr-2024 Band 1900-2100hrs

Sunday 14-Apr-2024 NO MARKSMANSHIP-NO MODEL BUILDING

Wednesday 17-Apr-2024 Regular Training – Dress FTU’s (Green Uniform)

Up Coming Events:

Gliding – 4-May-2024 – Cadets must sign up. Details to be announced

Annual Ceremonial Review – 29-May-2024 This is our end of year parade. Parents are invited to attend. Details to be announced.

Pop Bottle Rockets – 5-Jun-2024 – We will be collecting 2L pop bottles closer to the date. This activity is weather permitting. If the weather is bad we will have a back up plan and reschedule pop bottle rockets.

This Week at 161 – 4 to10 Apr 2024

04 Apr 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Friday 5-Apr-2024 Band 1900-2100hrs

It is extremely important that Band members are practicing at home and attending band practice as we are preparing for 161 Air Cadets & 1691 Army Cadets Annual Ceremonial Reviews.

Sunday 7-Apr-2024 Marksmanship/Biathlon & Model Building 1800-2100hrs

Wednesday 10-Apr-2024 Regular Training & CO’s Parade

Time 1815-2115hrs

Dress: Blue Uniforms Preferred! – but if you don’t have a blue uniform wear your green uniform.

Up Coming Events:

29-May-2024 – Annual Ceremonial Review (End of year parade) – Parents are invited to attend – more details closer to date

Field Training Exercise – Date & Info to be announced

Pop Bottle Rockets – Date to be announced

TODAY, 29-MAR-2024, IS THE SUMMER CAMP DEADLINE

29 Mar 24
Capt J Hutchinson
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Summer Camp Sign Up

DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS 29-MAR-2024

Listed below are the camps available to cadets, the location, dates and the requirements for each course. Unfortunately, there is no camps available for Level 1’s this year. Cadets are encouraged to submit a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice for camps as it gives you a better chance of being selected.

To Sign up you can email Capt J Hutchinson at julia.hutchinson@cadets.gc.ca with your list. Please be sure to specify 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice.