Georgetown Cadet excels at Advanced Aerospace Course

Congrats to WO1 Hoskin on her course achievements and making the local paper!


Christine Hawkin (second from left) and her crew built a Gamma Rocket during their six-week advanced aerospace course this past summer. The rocket flew close to 3,000 feet. Hawkin, 17, of Georgetown earned a Top Cadet Award for her agency, a Youth Excellence Award and a $1,000 scholarship from The Cadets and Junior Rangers Bursary Program. - RCSU photo (The paper incorrectly spelled WO1 Hoskin's name in the photo caption)

Georgetown’s Christine Hoskin was one of 70 cadets from across Canada who got the chance to participate in an advanced aerospace course the summer.

The 17-year-old Hoskin, from 756 Wild Goose Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS), trained at the Saint-Jean Cadet Flying Training Centre in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

The course is a six-week summer camp designed to increase cadets’ passion for space science, space travel and astronomy.

The cadets have the opportunity to participate in activities such as rocket launches at the airport, visits of the Cosmodome and the Canadian Space Agency, robot competitions and space mission simulations while scuba diving. It is a unique experience for cadets to participate in this national course.

The St-Jean CFTC is a summer training centre in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The Centre welcomed 189 cadets 14-18 years of age on its three courses this summer: Advanced Aerospace Course, Glider Pilot Scholarship and Power Pilot Scholarship.

Courtesy of the Independent Free Press (