Frequently Asked Questions

This website should cover everything you need to know about getting in and getting on in the Air Cadets, but here are some quick-fire questions that we're asked all the time. Who better to answer them than a cadet who's in the know. Here's

What sort of activities do the air cadets do?


How old must I be to join?


How many times a week does the ATC meet?

We meet twice a week.

How long does an Air Cadet session last as I have homework and other commitments?


Is there a good balance between the exciting activities and more serious disciplined activities?


What sort of expeditions can be done through the Air Cadets?


How much does it cost?


Do I have to buy my own uniform? If so, does it cost a lot?

No, the uniform is free but you have to look after it. You may have to buy your own shoes though!

Is it easy to get on with people and make new friends?


How often do you get to go flying?


What about disabled people - can they join?

Absolutely! You are very welcome providing you can take part in a reasonable number of activities and as long as your disability does not cause you safety problems. Your local squadron staff will be happy to speak to you about this.