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 2/19/2019

1912One of the most successful pre-World War I airship operations begins with the first flight of the Zeppelin LZ II, Victoria Louise, and its introduction into service with the German airship company DELAG. (F&F)
1937Howard Hughes establishes a new transcontinental speed record of 7 hours 28 minutes 25 seconds from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey. (AYY)
1982The first Boeing 757 takes to the air on its maiden flight. With capacity for between 178 and 239 passengers in a wide variety of configurations, it has a cruising speed of 528 mph and a range of 2,100 mi., or 5,343 mi. at economic cruise. (F&F)

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 2/19/2019

1936Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell died in New York City.
1960The Air Force fired the three-stage Exos composite rocket.
1962Maj. Walter F. Daniel flew the T-38 Talon to four time-to-climb records at Edwards AFB, Calif., 1.86 miles in 35.62 seconds; 3.72 miles in 51.429 seconds; 5.58 miles in 64.76 seconds; and 7.44 miles in 95.74 seconds.
1965A B-57B dropped the first bombs from a jet in Vietnam.
1985A 319th Bombardment Wing B-52 from Grand Forks AFB, N.D., launched the first air-launched cruise missile, flight test missile over the Beaufort Sea, north of Canada. The ALCM flew into Canada for four and one half hours from the MacKenzie River Delta to Dawson Creek, B.C., and east of Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range, Cold Lake, Alberta, where it made a parachute-assisted landing.
1988A C-141 Starlifter from the 60th Military Airlift Wing flew 50 tons of construction materials and electrical equipment in four days to the Marshall Islands following Typhoon Roy.
1993The 64th Flying Training Wing launches the first student sortie in the new T-1A Jayhawk trainer aircraft.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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