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SurvivAir Competition

The SurvivAir Competition is an annual survival competition held over 3 days and two nights with over 40 Air Cadet Squadrons from across Alberta.

Each squadron may enter a team consisting of 8 cadets including:

  • 2 level one cadets
  • 2 level two cadets
  • 2 level thee cadets
  • 2 cadets form any combination of levels one to five
  • Minimum of 2 cadets from the opposite gender
If a team does not comply with these specifications, they will be allowed to participate, but without consideration for awards. It is suggested that teams have spares for each level of team to participate.

The competition will comprise of the following challenge areas:

  • Aircrew survival;
  • Physical Fitness
  • Marksmanship
  • First Aid
  • General Cadet Knowledge
  • Radio Communication; and
  • Orienteering Skills
  • All components of the competition will be conducted from memory, without aid. The exception is for the five man tent set-up where the aide-memoire may be used during the competition.

Main points of this competition:

  • FUN
  • Only teams that have all of their team mates complete the challenge will be considered for awards.
  • All team embers will shoot on the range
  • 48 hour in effect regarding verbal or written complaints.

Challenge Area Detailed Content:

Challenge area content:

Aircrew survival
  1. Fire starting
  2. Ground to air signals
  3. Shelter construction
  4. 5 man tent pitching/striking
  5. Snares
  6. Map and compass
  1. Land navigation
  2. Care and use of maps
  3. Parts of compass
  4. Use of 8 figure grid references
Physical fitness
  1. Selected elements from the cadet fitness test per LHQ program
  1. Handling of the daisy air rifle
  2. Basic range commands
  3. Familiarity with range operations
  4. All cadets must have completed and passed level 1 range classes
  5. All team members will shoot. No direction or training will be provided;
  6. Verbal range declaration by shooters
First aid
  1. Awareness of medical conditions
  2. Fractures
  3. Bleeding
  4. Head injuries
  5. Emotional trauma
  6. Bites and stings
  7. Heat exposure
  8. Shock; and
  9. Improvised stretcher transportation
Radio Communication
  1. Radio communication once again will be important element in the participation of the challenge including the safety factor. The main radio operator, for the competition, will assess points for each team during the competition.

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