ARE YOU READY FOR A CHALLENGE?
Each summer, hundreds of cadets from eighteen nations come together to broaden their understanding of aviation and foreign cultures through the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE).
Civil Air Patrol has been the United States representative to the Exchange for more than 60 years. CAP cadets selected for the Exchange have a reputation as being the best of the best; possessing great integrity and leadership ability; a keen interest in aviation and foreign culture; and the desire to share their experiences with their fellow cadets, family, and community.
Selection to the International Air Cadet Exchange makes a cadet one of CAP’s… and America’s ambassadors to the world. Would you care to take up the challenge?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME?
The International Air Cadet Exchange is a life-shaping experience. You will meet people from around the world who share the Exchange’s goal of promoting goodwill and fellowship through the common interest of aviation. You will receive special access to factories, airports, engineering laboratories, and government agencies; learning about how your host country contributes to the aviation community.
One day you may find yourself in the latest fighter simulator, the next day meeting high government officials at an official banquet, and hiking through pristine wilderness on yet another day. You will be joined not only by your fellow CAP cadets assigned to the country, but also by aviation cadets from a variety of countries representing five continents.
THIS COMING YEAR'S DESTINATIONS AND AVAILABLE SLOTS
CAP sends one escort to each country, except for the United Kingdom where we send 2 escorts.
+ Cadets must be at least 18 to attend.
* Cadets for the UK will be a part of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Cadets and escorts will sleep in tents at the air show and then transported to the gathering place for regular IACE events.
**Cadets attending UK 75th Event will depart on 03 Aug and participate in the 75th Anniversary of the UK Air Cadets including marching in parade in downtown London.
Visit the IACE Association web site for last year's schedules for each country.
Participants will pay two fees, one for $1,000 for the activity fee and another one of about $170 for uniforms.
Cadet Ambassadors Requirements
Please read the document, 3a, Understanding Escorting Skills and Duties on the left for be better understanding of what it takes to be an escort.
Both cadets and escorts pay the activity fee.
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Host Wings Needed
* Contact NHQ if you hold dual passports or are a resident alien with a foreign passport.
** Participants will walk up to 3 -5 miles a day and be expected to participate in white-water rafting and other high-adventure activities.