Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Cadets

Adventurous Training


Adventurous Training

Adventurous Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet’s training syllabus and the place where team effort really matters – you’ll build new friendships, and learn to rely on the other people you’re with to get the job done. It also lets you show off your leadership qualities.
Remember, whatever your personal tastes, nothing is compulsory but you will be encouraged to have a go, and do your best. There is a wide range of adventurous activities to get stuck into, so if climbing isn’t for you perhaps canoeing is. Sometimes what’s on offer depends on the squadron you attend, but everything you do is supervised by qualified trainers who will ensure you get the most out of it.
The Air Cadets have two dedicated Adventure Training Centres in Fairbourne in North Wales and Windermere in the Lake District, and the Wing runs week courses away at these centre where you can have a go at a number of activities

Climbing & Abseiling

Whether it is practicing your technique on a bouldering wall, or tackling an overhang on an outside cliff face, climbing is a fantastic activity that uses your mind as well as your muscles to overcome the challenge of scaling your set route. When taking part in any climbing or abseiling activity you will be given instructions and supervision the whole way through, and you will be given the best equipment to help you

Mountain Biking

We have a number of qualified Mountain Bike instructors within the Wing, and it is always a popular activity amongst cadets and staff alike. To start with you will learn the basics of how to make sure your bike stays in good working order, then basic handling skills on fairly flat ground before progressing to more challenging terrain.


Kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding are some of the most popular paddle sports in the Corps. For those who wish to progress there are a number of qualifications that you can gain from 1* all the way up to being a Paddlesport Leader and maybe even an assessor too.

Hill Walking

Nothing can beat being out in the fresh air, challenging yourself to walk or scramble to the top of a mountain and then take in the scenery. As part of the air cadets you will get training in how to read a map and navigate, how to plot routes, what kit to wear and what to pack to ensure you are safe on the hills. Training starts in lowland local areas then as you get more experienced you could soon be scaling mountains in North Wales, the Lake District or Scotland.

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