Aerospace Education in CAP

Aerospace Education is a "CAP Mission," just like Emergency Services and Cadet Programs. The authority for Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education and Training Mission is derived from Public Law 476, signed on 1 July 1946. The law states the objectives and purposes of CAP are "to provide an organization to encourage and aid American citizens in the contribution of their efforts, services, and resources in the development of aviation and in the maintenance of air supremacy..." and, "to provide aviation education and training, especially to the senior and cadet members..."

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Ohio Wing Group VIII

There are 7 Units in the Columbus Ohio area that are part of the Group.

OH 291, Headquarters Group VIII, Columbus, OH


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Today in Aviation History 5/25/2018

1905Ferdinand Ferber makes his first aerial tests in Chalais-Meodon, France with his No.6 bis glider fitted with a 12-hp Peugeot motor. (AYY)
1910Orville Wright takes his 82-year-old father for his first airplane ride. Also on this day, Wilbur and Orville fly together for the only time in a six-and-one-half minute flight at Simms Station, near Dayton, Ohio. (OTM)
1999The first flight of Airbus A319-133X ACJ, or Airbus Corporate Jet, an airliner-sized business jet takes place. (AYY)

Air Force Association

The Air Force Association mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
  - EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  - ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  - SUPPORT the total Air Force family, and promote aerospace education

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CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​ CAP units compete with other CAP units as well as AF /Army/Marines JROTC and Nava Sea Cadets in the All Service Division.

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Today in Air Force History 5/25/2018

1927Lt. James H. Doolittle performed the first known successful outside loop.
1948Using a modified B-29 as the tanker aircraft, the Air Force completed its first in-flight refueling. Prior to this event, Boeing conducted the refueling demonstration program.
1959The Air Defense Command received its first F-106 Delta Dart. It was designed to replace the F-102 Delta Dagger.
1960After a series of earthquakes and a tidal wave hit Chile, the Military Air Transportation Service sent C-118 and C-124 aircraft to transport 851 tons of cargo and 1,020 passengers for relief operations through June 21.
1962Strategic Air Command turned over the last Jupiter intermediate range ballistic squadron to Turkey.
1984A Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter transported the body of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War for interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
1993NASA demonstrated through Aug. 3, aerobraking, which used atmospheric drag to slow a spacecraft and to place the Magellan Venus probe into a lower orbit.
1995The U.S. Air Force aircraft joined in on NATO attacks against Serbian military bunkers to halt Serb artillery attacks on Sarajevo.
1996During Air Fete "96", an annual air show at Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, the first joint MiG 29, F-15C and F-15E formation flyby in aviation history occurred as a featured display lasting through May 26. The F-15s came from nearby Royal Air Force Lakenheath, while the MiG-29 came from the Slovak Republic for the airshow.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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