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 11/18/2018

1930The Boeing XP-9 monoplane fighter makes its 1st flight in Dayton, Ohio. (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 11/18/2018

1915The 1st Aero Squadron started the first squadron cross-country flight for the Army Air Service by flying six Curtiss JN-3s 439 miles from Fort Sill, Okla., to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
1916Seven JN-4s of the 1st Aero Company, New York National Guard, under the command of Capt. Raynal Cawthorne Bolling, completed the first National Guard cross-country formation flight from Mineola, N.Y to Princeton, N.J. They completed the return flight on Nov. 20.
1923The first aerial refueling-related fatality occurred during an air show at Kelly Field, Texas, when the fuel hose became entangled in the right wings of the refueler and the receiver aircraft. The Army Air Service pilot of the refueler, Lt. P. T. Wagner, died in the ensuing crash.
1944Fifteenth Air Force sent 680 heavy bombers to oil refineries in Austria and Italian airfields at Aviano Villafranca di Verona, Udine and Vicenza, with 186 P-51s providing air cover over Italy.
1949An Air Force C-74 Globemaster, "The Champ," flew from Mobile, Ala., across the Atlantic in 23 hours and landed at Marham, England, with a record of 103 passengers. It was the first aircraft to carry 100 passengers across the Atlantic.
1950During the Korean War, a U.S. Air Force fighter group moved to North Korea for the first time. The 35th Fighter Interceptor Group, the first fighter group based in South Korea, settled at Yonpo Airfield, near Hungnam.
1954The first flight test of an inertial guidance system for actual missile use (Navaho X-10) was conducted at Downey, Calif.
1955Lt. Col. Frank K. Everest, Jr, flew the X-2 rocket plane on its first powered flight above Edwards AFB, Calif.
1966Maj. William J. Knight flew X-15A-2 to a new speed record for X-15 aircraft by reaching 4,223 mph.
1966Lockheed delivered the first HC-130P to the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service. The HC-130P included a drogue system to permit aerial refueling for HH-3 helicopters.
1967Flight testing of laser guided bombs started at Eglin AFB, Fla.
1970Military Airlift Command C-141's and C-130s delivered more than 140 tons of supplies and equipment through Dec. 16 from the U.S. bases in the Far East to East Pakistan after a cyclone flooded the country.
1989Northrop's B-2A bomber completed its seventh test flight. During the seven-hour, 17-minute flight, the pilot shut down and restarted each engine.
1994A C-17 Globemaster III landed at North Field near Charleston AFB, S.C., with a 161,000-pound payload on 2,100 feet of runway to set a new record and meet a critical program requirement to land fully loaded on a runway no longer than 3,000 feet.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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