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Busy summer of training air cadets ahead at Gander Flight Training School

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GANDER, NL – A record number of air cadets will be learning how to fly at the province’s only flight training school this summer.

Sixteen air cadets, nine females and seven males, will be trained at Gander Flight Training (GFT) School for six to seven weeks starting July 3.

It’s part of the Department of National Defense Power Pilot Program, which has been in place since 1993.

“These air cadets receive theoretical and practical lessons in accordance with Transport Canada standards to obtain a power plane pilot license,” GFT president and CEO Patrick White said in a news release.

“Over the years, GFT has trained 202 men and 62 women air cadets to obtain a private pilot license.”

Air cadets stay at the military base in Gander during their training.

GFT and its sister company, EVAS Air, employs more than 200 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador and within the Atlantic provinces.  

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