If you're a boy or girl between the ages of 12 (+ in Year 8 secondary school) to 17 years you can come along most Parade Nights (Mondays & Fridays) to start the joining process. Use the form on the right to let us know when you'd like to visit and we'll let you know the next suitable night. You will need to bring a parent/guardian with you.
Click here to see some important information about your first night.
You don't have to have any previous experience of the ATC, military services or voluntary work and you don't need any specific knowledge or skills to join, just enthusiasm and the drive to help the young people we work with get the best out of life and achieve more.
Everyone in the ATC shares the same commitment to give up some of their free time to help young people. The proud look and big smile on a cadet's face when he/she has flown in a glider for the first time, or completed an expedition, or passed an examination, and knowing that you have been instrumental in helping them achieve something worthwhile is a huge reward. The knowledge that you have helped them develop into responsible adults who have achieved so much under your guidance is very satisfying.