Adventure Training


Adventure Training (AT) is an essential part of the RAFAC training syllabus and often the avenue through which you can really learn the most about yourself. There are plenty of opportunities to take yourself outside of your comfort zone and build key skills such as self-confidence, coordination and communication; you may even find yourself developing and demonstrating your own leadership abilities. Team effort also really matters – you’ll build new friendships and learn to rely on each other to achieve your collective goals.


Whether it’s just with 356 Squadron or with other squadrons from within Norfolk & Suffolk Wing, there will be opportunities for you to undertake a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Orienteering

  • Trekking

  • Mountain Biking

  • Hillwalking

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking

  • Stand-up Paddle-boarding

  • Climbing (Indoor & Outdoor)

  • White Water Rafting

- the list goes on! These activities can last anything from a half-day 'taster' session right up to a week (or more) on multi-activity camps.


You could find yourself exploring some of the best and most beautiful locations the UK has to offer either locally, within Norfolk & Suffolk, or in more challenging areas such as the Lake District (England) and Snowdonia (Wales) National Parks where the two National Air Cadet Adventure Training Centres (NACATC) are located and the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, all of which are venues for our Wing's annual AT Camps.

Who knows, maybe you’ll even be fortunate enough to find yourself on one of the RAFAC's AT opportunities overseas - examples from recent years have included the likes of Canada, Cyprus and Ascension Island!