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Air Training Corps

Air Training Corps

(The "Air Force" flavour)

History of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the unit

Cadets become familiar with where the Royal New Zealand Air Force has been deployed and where your unit comes from.


Learn the team work and skills required to stand tall in public.

Dress and bearing

Become skilled in meeting exacting standards of personal presentation.

Aviation studies

Understand aircraft technology, the theory of flight and have the chance to go flying.

Bush craft

Become skilled and comfortable in a bush environment.

First Aid

Know how to look after yourself and your team in the area of First Aid.

General Service Knowledge

Gain knowledge about the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the aircraft it flies, what it offers and how it assists New Zealanders.

Instructional techniques

Develop skills in passing on knowledge to other Cadets.


Find you way on land and in the air.

Firearms training and marksmanship

Become skilled in safe firearms handling and competition shooting.


Develop the skills to lead others.

Radio procedures

Gain and practice correct military procedures when using radios.

Citizenship training

Acquire status from serving others.

Recreational training

Achieve skills in a wide range of recreational activities. These could include such activities as tramping, abseiling, gliding, climbing, caving and four wheel driving. Contact your Unit Officers for specific training opportunities.

This page was last reviewed on 18 January 2016, and is current.