Acronyms

Acronym/Term Definition Additional Explanation
2IC Second In Command
AATC-AM Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Aircraft Maintenance Summer Training Scholarship
AATC-AO Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Airport Operations Summer Training Scholarship
AAC Advanced Aerospace Course Summer Training Scholarship
AC Air Cadet First rank for a new cadet:  No rank badge
ACLC Air Cadet League of Canada
ACO Area Cadet Officer
ACO (Air) Area Cadet Officer (Air Cadets) An officer in the Canadian Forces Regular or Reserve
component employed at a Regional Headquarters and responsible for training and administering Air Cadets.
ACR Annual Ceremonial Review Final Ceremonial Parade of the Training Year
ACSTC Air Cadet Summer Training Centre
AIC Athletic Instructor Course Summer Training Scholarship  – discontinued
BASIC Basic Training Course Summer Training Course (2 weeks)  replaced by General Training
BLC Basic Leadership Course Summer Training Course (3 weeks)  replaces ITLC
BSC Basic Survival Course Summer Training Course (3 weeks)  replaces ITSC
CANTEEN Snack bar
CATOs Cadet Administrative and Training Orders Orders issued by
NDHQ/Director of Cadets to supplement Queens Regulations and Orders for Cadets, to amplify Canadian Forces Administrative Orders, and to minimize the requirement for specialized Region Orders and Instructions
CFB Canadian Forces Base
CHAP Cadet Harrasment and Abuse Prevention Discontinued, see PSRY
CI Civilian Instructor a resource person with special talents who is employed by DND as an Instructor within a designated Air Cadet Squadron but who is not a member of the CF.
CIC Cadet Instructor Cadre A sub-component of the Canadian Forces Reserve Force, consisting of officers whose primary duty is the supervision, administration and training of cadets mentioned in Section 46 of the National Defence Act.
CLACSTC Cold Lake Air Cadet Summer Training Centre
CO Commanding Officer
CO’s PARADE Commanding Officer’s Parade Monthly Full Dress Parade
CPL Corporal Promoted rank after Leading Air Cadet:  Two chevrons on sleeve
DCO Deputy Commanding Officer
DET Detachment
DETACHMENT
DND Department of National Defence
DRESS What to wear eg. C1 is “Cadet Best”, Civilian Attire = no uniform
DUTY FLIGHT The flight that is assigned to do the chores on a parade night
FCPL Flight Corporal Promoted rank after Corporal:  Two chevrons on sleeve with crown above
FLIGHT A group of cadets.  Usually led by a Flight Sergeant or Sergeant
FORUM Online Message/Information System For Cadets and Parents IMPORTANT:  Cadets must register before using the system
FSGT Flight Sergeant Promoted rank after Sergeant:  Three chevrons on sleeve with crown above
FTX Field Training Exercise Camping and Outdoor Training
GCK General Cadet Knowledge
GENERAL TRAINING Basic Training Course Summer Training Course (2 weeks)
GPS Glider Pilot Scholarship Summer Training Scholarship where cadets can get their Glider Pilot License
IACE International Air Cadet Exchange Summer Training Scholarship
ITAC Introduction to Aviation Course Summer Training Course (3 weeks) discontinued
ITIC Introduction to Instruction Course Summer Training Course (3 weeks) discontinued
ITLC Introduction to Leadership Course Summer Training Course (3 weeks) discontinued
LAC Leading Air Cadet First Promoted rank for a cadet:  Single horizontal propeller on sleeve
MESS DINNER Formal dinner following the traditions of the RCAF Very Fancy dinner
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer Air cadet with rank Corporal and above: Senior NCO’s have rank of Sgt and above
NE New Entry
NETOOK Southern Zone Gliding Facility
OIC Officer In Charge Staff member in charge at an activity
OPERATION The name assigned to a particular event
OPI Office of Primary Interest Staff or department in charge of planning and running an activity
OT Oshkosh Trip Summer Exchange to Oshkosh WI – a gathering for all things aviation
PACSTC Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre
PARADE Opening and Closing ceremonies on a cadet night
PO Performance Objective
PPS Power Pilot Scholarship Summer Training Scholarship where cadets can get their Private Pilot License
PSC Parent Sponsoring Committee
PSRY Positive Social Relations for Youth Replaces CHAP program
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
RMNACSTC Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre say it three times quickly
RO Reviewing Officer
SCHOLARSHIP BOARDS Interview Process for choosing cadets for National Summer Training Held in February for PPS, GPS, IACE,  AATC-AO, AATC-AM, Oshkosh
SGT Sergeant Promoted rank after Flight Corporal:  Three chevrons on sleeve
SIC Survival Instructor Course Summer Training Scholarship (6 weeks) discontinued
SLC Senior Leaders Course Summer Training Scholarship (6 weeks) discontinued
SQUADRON A group of flights.
SURVIVAIR Survival Competition for Cadets
TRAINING YEAR From September to June when squadron based training is done
UHRA Unit Human Rights Advisor
WARNING ORDER The information page for an event listing important information Every squadron activity has one, either handed out or on the Forum
WING Sub-division of the Air Cadet League Alberta has 4 wings.  781 is in the Southern Wing
WO1 Warrant Officer First Class Highest Air Cadet Rank: One per Squadron:  Canada’s Coat of Arms
WO2 Warrant Officer Second Class Second Highest Air Cadet Rank: Crown Encircled by Maple Leaves
ZONE Sub-division of the Air Cadet League Alberta has 4 zones.  781 is in the Southern Zone  (discontinued, see Wing)