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 10/19/2020

1968USAF test pilot Major William "Pete" Knight wins the Harmon international aviator's trophy for "exceptional individual piloting performance". (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 10/19/2020

1928An American six-man machine gun team parachuted from a six-plane formation.
1935Capt. Earl E. Gimmler of the U.S. Army Air Corps won the Mitchell Trophy Race at Selfridge Field, Mich. by flying 212.96 mph.
1938The Curtiss XP-40 Tomahawk first flew.
1950During the Korean War, Fifth Air Force fighters provided crucial air support to U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops for the Battle of Hukkyori, some 10 miles south of Pyongyang. Afterwards, U.N. forces entered the North Korean capital.
1964Military Air Transport Service received its first C-141A Starlifter, when Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, Ga., delivered tail number 38078 to the 1707th Air Transport Wing at Tinker AFB, Okla.
1966North American's XB-70A bomber exceeded its design speed of Mach 3 for the first time in a flight from Edwards AFB, Calif.
1966Strategic Air Command unsuccessfully tried the first short-range launch of a modified Minuteman II from Grand Forks AFB, N.D. during Project Long Life III. Attempts on Oct. 28, 1966 (Long Life) and Aug. 14, 1968 (Project Giant Boost) also failed.
1968Maj. William J. Knight won the Harmon International Aviator's Trophy for 1968 as the world's outstanding pilot for flying X-15 No. 2 to 4,520 mph (Mach 6.72).
1971The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing became the first A-7D wing to achieve operationally ready status.
1973The Air National Guard receives its first A-7D.
1999An RQ-4A Global Hawk flew a 24.8-hour mission from Edwards AFB, Calif., to Alaska. The extended-range sortie included its first mission over water and its first flight beyond the continental U.S. During the flight, the Global Hawk collected and relayed 193 ground images to ground stations.
2005After five decades of service, the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin launched the last Titan IV B rocket from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The heavy-lift rocket's 200th launch carried a critical national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office into space.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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