Marksmanship goes a long way back in the history of Air Cadets and is one of our most popular activities. Think you can concentrate on distant targets and fire with consistent accuracy? It's not easy. It requires focus, agility and a very steady hand.
We’ll teach you to handle a variety of weapons safely. Firing is always done lying on your stomach (the prone position) at static targets. Progress through the course and you'll experience different types of weapons and could even take part in shooting competitions if you really prove your skills.
Ranges come in different shapes and sizes but all are in controlled conditions with full training on any weapon that you handle - safety is our top priority. To start with you'll be firing at targets that are fairly close on our Squadron's indoor 15m Range. As you advance through weapons and your skill builds, you will fire at targets 100m or more away.
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It's not just shooting 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.