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    The Fuselage is the main part of the plane where the people sit in. It is the long tube shaped part where the wings are attached to.


    I was once in Air Cadets, so i have some knowledge in planes and i have seen alot of them in person and up close. Alot were for military use.
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    I was in cadets too 892 Snowy Owl Sqn. I still remember taking a trip down to Fort Dix/McGuire AFB in New Jersey and flying in a KC-135 sitting in the refueling pod and seeing 4 F-16's emerge from the cloud deck below to refuel with the KC-135. They got so close I was able to read the pilots callsigns on their helmets.
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    374 Stellarton Squadron here. My last year I held the rank of WO1 (Warrent officer first class) The squad had the only fife and drum band in Canada, and won the Air Force Association trophy that year. So I guess I was arguably the top air cadet in Canada for a moment.

    A number of my squadmates subsequently joined, and had long careers in the military, while I became a hippy. (Well, not really, I have always had a job)

    When I think of it, being in the air cadets had a lasting positive influence on the course of my life. There I learned how internal combustion engines work, the basics of navigation and meteorology, and theory of flight, among other things. Air Cadets made me a marksman, gave me a taste of military basic training, and got me a private pilot's license.
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    I got out at 16 at the rank of Sgt. Was on the rifle team which was quite fun. Now that I think of it I do regret leaving 3 years short. Was a great experience but juggling that with school and a job was too much.
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    Im 15 now, i dropped out just over a year now and the rank of F/CPL. (Flight Corporal) Its a newly added rank between Corporal and Sergeant just over a year and a half now.
    My sister is in it and is currently at the rank of Sergeant.
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    Oh, yeah. Thanks for reminding me, Mosa. 374 was the first squadron to admit girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWPierre View Post
    Oh, yeah. Thanks for reminding me, Mosa. 374 was the first squadron to admit girls.
    No problem.
    I also forgot to tell what squadron i was at. I was in the Red Deer 24 RCACS (Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squardron) and we were sister squadrons with the 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron up in Cold Lake, AB.
    Only other squadrons in Canada gets to go there each year, and we had special permission to go every year because of that, which was amazing. The picture below is a coin that each member of my Squadron received last year. It shows the front and the back side of the coin and each coin had a specific number for each member of the Squadron. My number is 52.
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