The Air Training Corps is the aviation arm of the New Zealand Cadet Force (NZDF), and is aligned with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Formed in September 1941 originally for the purpose of training young pilots ready for active service. There are 49 ATC Squadrons located throughout New Zealand and our closest one is in Clyde — and is called 50 Squadron Air Training Corps. The Cadet Force has a vision to foster the spirit of adventure and teamwork, and to develop those qualities of mind and body essential for good citizens and leaders.
Suitable for girls and boys aged 13 and over who are ready to have fun experiencing flying, gliding, weapons skills, first aid, flying in RNZAF aircraft, firing weapons, camping and bush craft with regular weekend camps away. Cadets will have many leadership opportunities and be able to participate in Joint Cadet Force Camps around the country. There are also opportunities to participate with NZDF and in public events such as Warbirds Over Wanaka and ANZAC day parades. Cadets have no obligation to head into the regular force, however some do choose to join the New Zealand Defence Force.
The costs of membership and camps are extremely low and the uniform is all provided free. The Squadron meets every Thursday evening during term time in Clyde Hall and car sharing is available.
Come along to a friendly presentation given by Cadets from Mt Aspiring College and nearby schools. Hear what being an ATC Cadet has offered them and could potentially offer you. They will be giving a presentation in Classroom T1 of Mt Aspiring College at 5:30pm on August 5, 2019. Young people, parents and caregivers are all welcome. To book your seats please text us on 027 6644442.