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  1. ana -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chen Iz
    well, officers in my squadron said that if you apply for one of the pilot courses and another national course... that basically spoils your chance. But hey, who am I to talk? I am applying for power AND aircraft maintenance courses, so let's just wait and see how it turns out.
    As for narratives, be creative! You can look up for the "standard format" but that's just a reference. Of course, be formal. Just keep in mind that u r not texting ur friends, and be respectful.

    Dear Sir/Ma'am
    XXXXXXX(some very respectful and
    XXXXXXX formal language without
    XXXXXXX spelling or grammar errors)
    sincerely,

    and then sign it on the bottom
    tell them about your life in cadets, your previous summer training, what you do in your squadron like do you participate in band or drill team, or have you been taking leadership roles? your life outside cadets(related to the course), for example, I am doing co-op as a mechanic so l would put this on my narrative for AM course. and why you should be chosen over others.
    that's just a small portion though, search up some information. you might find files on a website of other squadrons on how to write narratives, those are pretty helpful.
    sometimes there will be mock interviews in the squadron. If there isn't or you are not sure, ask your officers. some tips: read the newspaper, know your geographies, like capitals of Canadian provinces and South American nations. Interview questions are really general. I wish you all the best! (now back to my own narrative)
    hope I would see you at the training centre next summer?
    Thanks for your help! Good luck to you as well, hopefully we meet in the near future!
  2. Chen Iz -
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    talk about your passion for aviation, and how you would benefit your squadron, like teaching other cadets and things like that
    and if the achievements show that you are a good learner, leader or anything such as that, put them on. Of course, it's up to you to decide which ones go on it.
  3. Chen Iz -
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    well, officers in my squadron said that if you apply for one of the pilot courses and another national course... that basically spoils your chance. But hey, who am I to talk? I am applying for power AND aircraft maintenance courses, so let's just wait and see how it turns out.
    As for narratives, be creative! You can look up for the "standard format" but that's just a reference. Of course, be formal. Just keep in mind that u r not texting ur friends, and be respectful.

    Dear Sir/Ma'am
    XXXXXXX(some very respectful and
    XXXXXXX formal language without
    XXXXXXX spelling or grammar errors)
    sincerely,

    and then sign it on the bottom
    tell them about your life in cadets, your previous summer training, what you do in your squadron like do you participate in band or drill team, or have you been taking leadership roles? your life outside cadets(related to the course), for example, I am doing co-op as a mechanic so l would put this on my narrative for AM course. and why you should be chosen over others.
    that's just a small portion though, search up some information. you might find files on a website of other squadrons on how to write narratives, those are pretty helpful.
    sometimes there will be mock interviews in the squadron. If there isn't or you are not sure, ask your officers. some tips: read the newspaper, know your geographies, like capitals of Canadian provinces and South American nations. Interview questions are really general. I wish you all the best! (now back to my own narrative)
    hope I would see you at the training centre next summer?
  4. Restigouche257 -
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    As a cadet I used to be on our rifle team, the sling if used properly helps stabilize the weapon, you have to watch your breathing and remember to squeeze the trigger, tighten your whole hand at the same time this will help reducing the chance of "pulling" the trigger. also try pointing your pointing finger down the stock of the weapon, like throwing a rock it's easier to hit what you want when you are pointing at it. Most important is the breathing, take a couple of breathes and let the third one half way out and squeeze the trigger. with this technique I used to shoot in the mid to high 80's with the lee-enfield open sight with a 22 barrel insert and in the mid 90's with the anschutz 22 sport. (out of 100). Also the sling should be positioned correctly, it should run down the inside of your fore-arm, around your elbow to the outside of your fore-arm crossing back across your wrist and running through the palm of your hand. I hope this helps you out.
  5. ana -
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    One more thing! What should I say I will do if I get the scholarship? Of course I want a career in aviation, but are there any other ways I could apply the license to everyday life?