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 6/6/2020

1903After several stationary stability trials, Ferdinand Ferber makes the first full trial of his glider No.6. It fails to take off in Nice, France. (AYY)
1910Robert Martinet wins the first cross-country air race, between Angers and Saumur, France (27 miles), in a Farman; he takes 31 minutes and 35 seconds. (AYY)
1944A huge airborne armada, nine planes wide and 200 miles long, carries American and British troops across the British Channel for the D-Day invasion of Europe. (OTM)
1964Silver City Airways (British) announces that it has recorded the one-millionth car it has flown between the UK cross-Channel car ferry by air 1948. (OTM)

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 6/6/2020

1944American and Allied aircraft flew 15,000 interdiction, close air support, and airlift sorties in support of the D-Day invasion.
1960Two F-100s took off from Itazike AB, Japan on what was Pacific Air Forces' first computer-planned mission, a two-hour, 30-minute training flight. The 8th Tactical Fighter Wing developed the system to electronically compute flight plans. The computer-produced frag orders were more detailed and accurate and could be produced in a few seconds with the touch of some buttons. The new system permitted a quick reaction to changes in combat profiles, a factor that world later prove a vital ingredient to combat missions to come.
1962Capt. William Stevenson flew a 19th Bombardment Wing B-52H from Homestead AFB, Fla., 11,336.92 miles over a closed course (from and back to Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.). He averaged 510 mph in the 22 hour, 38 minute, 42 second nonstop, nonrefueled flight.
1970Lockheed delivered the first C-5 Galaxy to an operational wing. Gen. Jack J. Catton, Military Airlift Command commander, flew the aircraft from Marietta, Ga. to Charleston AFB, S.C., where Brig. Gen. Clare T. Ireland, the 437th Military Airlift Wing commander, accepted it.
1975The last 16 B-52s at U-Tapao AB, Thailand, began their redeployment to the U.S.
1979The first F-16 from the Dutch production line delivered in a ceremony at Fokker-VFW Schiphol Plant at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.
1991The Air Force unveiled the Northrop AGM-137A Tri-service Standoff Attack Missile. It was a stealthy ground-attack weapon with a less than 600 kilometers range.
1996The first woman commander of a group that maintains U.S. Air Force missiles, Lt. Col. Kai Lee Norwood, assumed command of the 91st Logistics Group.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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