On the weekend of May 6-8, cadets at 111 Pegasus Squadron had the opportunity to spend the weekend outdoors on our second Field Training Exercise of the year. FTXs are a fantastic way to build up the 111 community, as well as teaching cadets valuable life skills. The cadets were broken down by level, with the level ones and twos learning the fundamentals of survival, including how to build shelter, survival psychology, and how to build smoke signals. However, for the level threes and fours, it was all practical application of skills. Because the seniors have all gathered expertise in the field of wilderness survival, they were instead given a list of tasks to complete, and then sent with a partner into the forest to complete them.
-FCpl Derek Strangway