242 Ross Ferguson Cadets experience Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

A group of 242 cadets from Erin spent Jan. 10 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton as an extension to their cadet training.

The trip was sponsored by the Department of National Defense and included their travel, admission and lunch along with the experience of learning about the various displays within the museum.  

Cadets learned about the history of warplane flight in Canada from the very qualified tour guides at the museum; they had the opportunity to sit in a CF-100 MK 5 (shown in the photo with Sergeant Aaron Kovach); they learned about the flight simulators; saw jet engines and were able to be up close to everything.  “Experiences like this are great for our Air Cadets and we are thankful that DND sponsors such activities,” squadron officials state.

In the next while the cadets will be busy with many activities. Registration is still open to boys and girls 12 and older. The group recently acceptws two new cadets to Ross Ferguson Squadron in the past several weeks, Cadet Dennis Stuckless and Cadet Jacob Dutto.

Check out the website to find out what’s happening with the local cadets: www.242erinaircadets.com.