Announcements


Week of 30 Nov 2020:

742, thank you for showing up to training with your cameras' on, and your uniforms' prepared. This upcoming Thursday will be a CO's Parade and the last CO's parade of 2020. Major Brennan will deliver his virtual address at the end of the training night! 


Training:

Acceleration Program:

We are excited to introduce 742's virtual Accelerated Training Program! Wonder if you should be in accelerated training? Follow the steps below:

  1. Review this PDF: Cadet Accelerated Training Program for details regarding the program. 
  2. Complete this form: 742 Accelerated Training Program 2020-2021 to see if you're eligible to participate in this program.

It should take less than five minutes! If you have any questions, please email Capt Lang via nicole.lang@742aircadets.ca

Google Meet Guideline Change:

Lights, Action, Camera! We want to see you. Moving forward, please wear your field training uniform (or blue uniform if you don't have FTUs) on regular training nights and full elemental uniform on CO's parades. The CO has directed that all cameras are to be on while attending virtual training. This will foster a connection between our cadets and improve the safety and security of our classes. Don't forget, please be mindful of your surroundings and let others around you know that you are on camera while participating in 742's virtual activities. The Google Meet Guidelines can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 742Squadron@gmail.com

Administration:

Cadet Paperwork Drop off:

Annual Validation forms and Enrollment forms. We have been approved to offer the following three (3) methods for submission:

  1. If you have already booked a Supply appointment, you may leave the paperwork in the blue box at that time.
  2. You may email a scanned copy to 742aviation@cadets.gc.ca 
  3. You may also choose to mail it to:
    742 National Capital Squadron
    2515 Bank St. Box 40008
    Ottawa ON  K1V 0W8

NOTE: Detailed Health Questionnaires (DHQ) may NOT be submitted electronically and MUST have original signatures.

Attendance Verification - Are you on this list?

742 Squadron is being asked to confirm our membership numbers. We have over 80 cadets who show up in our system as being absent for at least 60 days this year. Please have a look at the attached pdf list. If your name is listed you have three choices:

  1. If you have been attending classes virtually and are on the list. Please email 742Squadron@gmail.com so we can correct our attendance.
  2. If you do plan to come back to cadets once we return to in-person training, please email 742Squadron@gmail.com. (Even if you have advised us, please confirm your intention to return as part of this validation exercise.)
  3. If you do not plan to return to cadets, please notify us at 742squadron@gmail.com. We will also coordinate an appropriate time for a safe return of squadron equipment.
Please reply to us as soon as possible by Monday, November 30. If you do not contact us, your name will be removed from 742 Squadron's membership. Please note that should you wish to return to cadets at a later date, as long as you have not reached 19 years of age, we can re-activate your membership at that time.
 
To the rest of our cadets, if you see a friends name on the list, please check in with them to make sure they're ok and encourage to reach out to us at 742Squadron@gmail.com

Supply: 

Reminder to all NEW cadets to fill out the uniform measurements form.

Cadets who have returned and require an item exchange can fill out this form.

Please note that the priority, for the time being, is issuing and exchanging FTU components. These can be collected via contactless curbside pickup beginning in November:

  • Step 1: Verify that your uniform (FTU only) is ready for pickup here
  • Step 2: Sign up for a specific time slot here
  • Step 3: Arrive at 8 Clements Ave (“The Trailer”) at your designated time, open your trunk, and the item will be placed inside by the staff member (please stay in your vehicle).

If you're shopping online, please consider doing so through flipgive.com!
Buying through FlipGive is a way to donate to 742 and make your gift go even further!

What's FlipGive?

Get a start on your holiday gift-buying and help support the 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron with flipgive.com, a safe, simple, no-cost (to you) way to shop at the stores and businesses you love – including online – while supporting our cadets.

How it works:

  1. Visit www.flipgive.com or download the app (available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store) and go to the Teams tab at the top of the page.

  2. On the Teams page, go to the "Find a Team" box in the middle of the page and enter 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron (our squadron will come up).
    If you’re using the app, you’ll want to Join an Existing Team and enter our code: PKVDT6

  3. On the Results page, you'll see 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron, and boxes for "Donate Now," "Shop Online," “Gift Cards” and various gift categories.  

  4. If you select "Shop Online," you will be redirected to the websites of your favourite participating retailers, where you can either shop directly from their online stores or purchase gift cards. 

  5. The best part is, for every purchase you make through FlipGive, 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron will automatically receive a donation of anywhere between 2% and 20% - depending on the retailer – while you get the full amount of what you've spent. For example, if you buy a $5 gift card for Starbucks, you will have $5 to spend at Starbucks, while 742 will also receive a 2% donation at no cost to you.  Your gift goes even further!

  6. Because each purchase you make through FlipGive supports our squadron, you can buy gifts (or gift cards) for others all year long and the recipient does not even have to know that you've used FlipGive.

Please support our fundraising campaign all year long, and please share our FlipGive team number with your friends and family who shop online so that they can help support our cadets.


Other Current Announcements:

ATTENTION ALL: Is your name on this list?

742 Squadron is being asked to confirm our membership numbers. We have over 80 cadets who show up in our system as being absent for at least 60 days this year. Please have a look at the attached pdf list. If your name is listed you have three choices:
 
1. If you have been attending classes virtually and are on the list. Please email 742Squadron@gmail.com so we can correct our attendance.
 
2. If you do plan to come back to cadets once we return to in-person training, please email 742Squadron@gmail.com. (Even if you have advised us, please confirm your intention to return as part of this validation exercise.)
 
3. If you do not plan to return to cadets, please notify us at 742squadron@gmail.com. We will also coordinate an appropriate time for a safe return of squadron equipment.
 
Please reply to us by Monday Nov 2020. If you do not contact us, your name will be removed from 742 Squadron's membership. Please note that should you wish to return to cadets at a later date, as long as you have not reached 19 years of age, we can re-activate your membership at that time.
 
To the rest of our cadets, if you see a friends name on the list, please check in with them to make sure they're ok and encourage to reach out to us at 742Squadron@gmail.com

Announcements - Week of 30 Nov 2020

Check out the announcements for the week! Highlights:

📄 Attendance Verification: Are you on this list? Email us before the end of Monday, Nov 30!
👔 You need your uniform on during training! Pick it up this Wednesday or Sunday
🛍️ Holiday shopping or donating through United Way? Try FlipGive and/or support 742

Contactless FTU Pickup now available!

New Cadets (once cleared by admin) requiring an entire uniform, fill out this form.

Current Cadets requesting an item exchange, fill out this form.

A list of uniforms that are ready to be picked up can be found here (including FTUs).

A list of name tags that are ready to be picked up can be found here.

Name tag request form (check above list first)

Items must be picked up by appointment only. Click here to schedule your pickup time.

Uniforms are loaned to the cadet from the Department of National Defence, and they must be returned to the squadron when a cadet leaves the program.

Contact Capt Glendenning for all other inquiries relating to Supply.

 

* Dropbox will be available for paperwork submission if you are booking a timeslot for supply.

Google Meet Guideline Change

Lights, Action, Camera! We want to see you. Moving forward, please wear your field training uniform (or blue uniform if you don't have FTUs) on regular training nights and full elemental uniform on CO's parades. The CO has directed that all cameras are to be on while attending virtual training. This will foster a connection between our cadets and improve the safety and security of our classes. Don't forget, please be mindful of your surroundings and let others around you know that you are on camera while participating in 742's virtual activities. The Google Meet Guidelines can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 742Squadron@gmail.com

Use FlipGive & Donate to 742!

If you're shopping online, please consider doing so through flipgive.com!
Buying through FlipGive is a way to donate to 742 and make your gift go even further!

What's FlipGive?

Get a start on your holiday gift-buying and help support the 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron with flipgive.com, a safe, simple, no-cost (to you) way to shop at the stores and businesses you love – including online – while supporting our cadets.

How it works:

  1. Visit www.flipgive.com or download the app (available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store) and go to the Teams tab at the top of the page.

  2. On the Teams page, go to the "Find a Team" box in the middle of the page and enter 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron (our squadron will come up).
    If you’re using the app, you’ll want to Join an Existing Team and enter our code: PKVDT6

  3. On the Results page, you'll see 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron, and boxes for "Donate Now," "Shop Online," “Gift Cards” and various gift categories.  

  4. If you select "Shop Online," you will be redirected to the websites of your favourite participating retailers, where you can either shop directly from their online stores or purchase gift cards. 

  5. The best part is, for every purchase you make through FlipGive, 742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron will automatically receive a donation of anywhere between 2% and 20% - depending on the retailer – while you get the full amount of what you've spent. For example, if you buy a $5 gift card for Starbucks, you will have $5 to spend at Starbucks, while 742 will also receive a 2% donation at no cost to you.  Your gift goes even further!

  6. Because each purchase you make through Flipgive supports our squadron, you can buy gifts (or gift cards) for others all year long and the recipient does not even have to know that you've used Flipgive.

Please support our fundraising campaign all year long, and please share our FlipGive team number with your friends and family who shop online so that they can help support our cadets.

Ground School

So, you want to be a pilot! Scholarship ground school will start on Tuesday, 6 October 2021 (virtually). Please check the event calendar for details; open to all cadets. To apply for the summer course, cadets must be in Training Level 3, have an interest in applying for the Glider or Power Pilot Scholarship, and must have turned 15 years of age before 1 Sep 2020. General Ground School (open to all cadets) will start later in the year. Cadets must email carlee.glendenning@742aircadets.ca to enroll.

OPI: Capt Glendenning

 

Updated: Nov 30th, 2020 at 7:39 AM (EST)