Altitude is the RAF's online club for 13-18 year olds who want a taste of life in the RAF.
The latest aircraft, fantastic sports and activities, the history of the RAF, new technology, great games and downloads and exciting careers - they're all there along with news of upcoming air shows and events plus much, much more.
Air Cadet Organisation
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then perhaps you could consider the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', they are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years.
Sponsored by the Royal Air Force, they can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
The ACO is made up of two areas:
- Air Training Corps - The ATC is the RAF's cadet force, divided into six regions, 36 wings and more than 900 squadrons within communities around the UK
- Combined Cadet Force (RAF) - The CCF (RAF) is our section of the CCF which is made up of cadets from all three services, coming together in approximately 200 independent and state schools across the country
Their aims are to:
- Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
- Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
- Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship
And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun!
The Scouting Organisation
The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, they have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. Scouts believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.