Date(s) - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
T.A. Blakelock High School
540 Sqn’s training year closely follows the school year, running from September to June. Mandatory regular training runs every Tuesday evening at T. A. Blakelock High School, with the rest of the week full of other weekly team practices such as our band, drill teams, ground school (pilot training), debating, effective speaking, sports, range team, orienteering, and more. Additionally, there are many weekend activities such as Field Training Exercises, glider familiarization flights, and sports competitions.
Most of the training is performed by senior cadets and covers topics such as drill, first-aid, instructional techniques, leadership, marksmanship, meteorology, navigation, principles of flight, survival training, and more. During the summer months, cadets have the opportunity to apply for summer training courses that can run from two to seven weeks.