Nelson air cadet Keagan Jade has been in Comox taking part in an advanced aviation course.

Course inspires Nelson air cadet to become a pilot

Flight Corporal Keagan Jade from 561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Nelson had a blast this summer in Comox.

Flight Corporal Keagan Jade from 561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Nelson had a blast this summer in Comox as part of the three week advanced aviation course at the Comox cadet flying training centre.

Jade, 15, said “I spent the last three weeks learning the basics of everything flying. My instructor, Lt. Kesar Nizzar, took us flying in a Cessna 182, which I may never have gotten the chance to do if I hadn’t taken this summer course.

“During that flight I learned a lot about flying, but I kept getting distracted by the beautiful view. After everything I learned, I am inspired to get my pilots licence so I can be a pilot one day.”

When he is not at camp, Jade enjoys surfing in Victoria, and hanging out with his friends from L.V. Rogers secondary school.

“To my friends back home, you are missing out. I met so many people from as far away as Manitoba. I learned a lot about navigation, meteorology, and I had so much fun,” he said.

More than 3,400 sea, army and air cadets are participating in summer training activities across BC this summer. Other cadets have had the opportunity to travel across the country and even overseas. To find out more about the cadet program visit cadets.ca.

 

 

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