Air cadets get their wings

Four Victoria air cadets are flying high after receiving their pilot licences through Canadian Forces programs this summer

Cadet William Darling of 89 Pacific Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron after landing from his first solo flight at CFB Comox.

Four Victoria air cadets are flying high after receiving their pilot licences through Canadian Forces programs this summer.

William Darling, a Mt. Douglas secondary student, received his glider pilot wings along with 45 other cadets from across the province through the Regional Gliding School (Pacific) at CFB Comox on Aug. 17.

Victoria residents Mathew Mosveen, Roberty Camilleri and Kyle McFarlane, who completed their glider training last summer, achieved private flying licences through a program that accepts only 37 candidates each year.

The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is a co-educational organization for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. There are more than 3,300 air cadets enrolled in 57 squadrons across B.C.

Just Posted

Victoria cannabis dispensaries are busy in their first days of legal operation

The Cloud Nine Collective and The Original FARM opened their doors on April 15

Pacific FC kickoff party scores in Victoria Inner Harbour

5-a-side soccer field, mascot reveal, jersey pick up in Bastion Square and waterfront lot Saturday

Island cycling series boosts youth race schedule

New series creates opportunity for more youth competition

Colwood wins award for Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan

Plan wins Award of Excellence in Government Finance

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Most Read