We're sure you've got it by now, but Air Cadets is not about taking it easy - it's about seeing what you're made of.
Camps get you out and about and give you a taste of what RAF personnel experience. They're also some of the most enjoyable and memorable things you'll do. Usually based around adventurous activities (especially fieldcraft), this is where you take control of your new abilities and put them to the test.
Your first taste will be weekend camps, run by your squadron. These allow time for more intensive training than during your regular meets, but can fit into a weekend and not interfere with school holidays. You could be doing all kinds of things like orienteering, over-night exercises or other specialised training.
Once you're used to local camps you'll want more. Every year, you're given the opportunity to attend a camp on an operational RAF station. These camps last a week (normally Saturday to Saturday or Wednesday to Wednesday) with the purpose of getting you even closer to Service life. As an air cadet, you'll fit right in.
Once you've attended annual camp, proven yourself as a leader and have reached the age of 15, you're ready for an overseas camp at one of our RAF stations in Gibraltar, Cyprus or Germany!
Explore more air cadet activities
It's not just air cadet flying that you're able to take part in. Air cadets in Newcastle are able to enjoy a host of other activities including shooting, fieldcraft, sports, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.