Sylvain Pelletier
Sylvain Pelletier

Eastern Region Gliding School made me become a better Canadian citizen.

With no pretention intended, and professionnally speaking, i navigated through aviation since 1976 and always felt that i was one step ahead of many people in major part because of my participation to this program.

Now that i am two years away from retirement from aviation, i can only wish that some young aviation inspired fellows will train to take my place in the business.

The Air Cadet Gliding Program must survive

Wishing you all the best.

Helen Lilly
Helen Lilly
  • Sylvain Pelletier

This is a great thing for our young people in our community,hope it lasts.

Joyce Hawkes
Joyce Hawkes
  • Sylvain Pelletier

Keep up the good work. Air Cadets is great for young people.

Derek Agnew
Derek Agnew
  • Sylvain Pelletier

some one should ask Commander Hadfield what he would think, he was accomplished glider. See where the program helped get him!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Cherie Beneteau
Cherie Beneteau

I was an Air Cadet as a youth and both my boys are now enjoying the benefits of this program I volunteer at cadets and have seen first hand how much the gliding program means to these kids. Gliding gets these kids up in the air instead of on the streets we need more youth involvement not less

Coral Balcom
Coral Balcom
  • Cherie Beneteau

The air cadet program was one of the best things that happened to me as a child. To this day I still talk about the gliding program as it was a great experience

  • Cherie Beneteau

If they cancel the cadet program it will take the point out of air cadets. I didnt join only to find that they might cancel gliding only a year into my time at cadets!

Victor Dominato
Victor Dominato

As an Air Cadet in the 70's I was truly inspired by the program. Started out as ground crew, moved up to flight instructor and tow pilot. My first paying flying job!! What a high! Now a professional aviator flying the fastest passenger jet...a Citation X. I am still on a high after over 33 years and still aviating. I love my profession. Mentoring and feeding our youth passions are the beginning of capturing dreams. The cadet program is a level playing field. Anyone can join with...

As an Air Cadet in the 70's I was truly inspired by the program. Started out as ground crew, moved up to flight instructor and tow pilot. My first paying flying job!! What a high! Now a professional aviator flying the fastest passenger jet...a Citation X. I am still on a high after over 33 years and still aviating. I love my profession. Mentoring and feeding our youth passions are the beginning of capturing dreams. The cadet program is a level playing field. Anyone can join with out having any fees to pay. All you have to do show up with a passion. This is an open door for all of our youth to step into their greatness. It is so tragic that now even our government is no long thinking generationally. Canada as a nation will falter if we do not find ways to help our youth of today navigate a career path.

Dave Angst
Dave Angst
  • Victor Dominato

And CFI at North Bay in 1983!

Victor Dominato
Victor Dominato
  • Victor Dominato

Oh yes that too!!!

Merrilee Bono
Merrilee Bono

As a Member of Air Cadet League - Ontario Provincial Committee; Mother of current & past Cadets I say HOW do you remove this part of the Program? Taking Air out of Air Cadets doesn't seem right! My Son is currently WO2 and has just been accepted in the ROTP Program and my daughter who aged out as a WO2 has gone on to become a CIC Officer and will join the Reg Forces after completeing University. Both my kids as will I always support the Cadet Program as it offers so much on so many different...

As a Member of Air Cadet League - Ontario Provincial Committee; Mother of current & past Cadets I say HOW do you remove this part of the Program? Taking Air out of Air Cadets doesn't seem right! My Son is currently WO2 and has just been accepted in the ROTP Program and my daughter who aged out as a WO2 has gone on to become a CIC Officer and will join the Reg Forces after completeing University. Both my kids as will I always support the Cadet Program as it offers so much on so many different levels to everyone. I understand there is a financial responsibility but there are other places and ways that they can be more fiscally responsible without touching the Gliding program. Cutting the Gliding Program is nothing more than a quick and easy fix to their budget but this is not the right decision. On behalf of those Cadets that have gone through the Program and those yet to get there PLEASE rethink this decision.

Mark Topping
Mark Topping

Please share this on your facebook wall, and or tweet this petition. I was a proud Air Cadet from 191 and 177 Squadrons and earned both Gliding and Power wings before going to have a career as a professional pilot. It is shameful that this is happening when we see all the money wasted on those stupid "Economic Action Plan" adverts.

Pat Williams
Pat Williams

The gliding program has been of profound influence within our Hadfield family. Count 4 who went on to become pilots, and 1 who took his training all the way to space. My daughter has been counting the days until she is old enough to join Air Cadets. Without the glider program, Cadets would not be the same. How do I tell her that this wonderful opportunity has been closed to her?

Tanya Lindley
Tanya Lindley
  • Pat Williams

Pat, don't let it become history! Write your, MP's write the Air Cadet League and tell them what you think.

Tyler Muracz
Tyler Muracz

I have worked hard as an air cadet to get a glider pilot scholarship, but now because of this, its possible I wont be able to take my cadets up to experience the thrill of an amazing glider flight.....the main reason I wanted this so bad was to teach and show cadets why flight is amazing and why they should pursue a career in aviation. What's an air cadet when you take away the air component? A group of hopeful youth with shattered dreams.

Rachel Ravazzano
Rachel Ravazzano
  • Tyler Muracz

I feel exactly the same way :(

Tyler Muracz
Tyler Muracz
  • Tyler Muracz

573 Andrew Mynarski VC RCACS is giving their full support to this :)

Mitchell Snyder
Mitchell Snyder
  • Tyler Muracz

As an 825 RCACS ex-member, I 100% agree with this statement

Brandon Mattatall
Brandon Mattatall

I was an Air Cadet and achieved the rank of SGT. While there, one of my favorite moments was being able to go on glider familiarization flights. If i was still in Air Cadets I would have definitely attempted to achieve both licenses. The ACGP is a tremendous influence on the lives of so many young people and I as a former Air Cadet would hate to see it removed. Please, Do Not Take The "Air" Out Of "Air Cadets"!

Brandon Mattatall
Brandon Mattatall
  • Brandon Mattatall

I was also in my seventh year and always tried to get on the list for glider familiarization flights every year

Dawn Kettlewell Powelson

I have been asked to sign this petition, and I wouldn't have any problem doing that if I could find somewhere, either here or anywhere on the web where this is in fact "fact". Can someone put the link to the news story on here for reading? Thanks.

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