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 10/16/2018

1908Samuel Cody becomes the 1st man to fly in Britain. Flying the British Army Aeroplane N° 1, Cody flies for 1,391 feet before crashing. (AYY)
1909German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin forms the world's 1st commercial airline. (OTM)
1910The 1st airship crossing of the English Channel is made by the French-built dirgible Cle´ment-Bayard II. The 244-mile route is completed in 6 hours. (AYY)
1917Final testing is made for the US Army-designed air-to-air radio communication system with a wireless set. (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 10/16/2018

1943Lockheed received a contract to produce the XP-80 Shooting Star, the first true American jet-propelled fighter.
1957The U.S. Air Force launched artificial meteors that exceeded 33,000 mph, some 8,000 mph faster than the velocity needed to escape earth. Carried by an Aerobee rocket to a height of 35 miles, the nose cone then rose to 54 miles where shaped charges blasted the pellets into space.
1958North American Aviation, Inc. received a contract to build the Hound Dog air-to-surface missile.
1963The U.S. Air Force set up a nuclear detection system by launching twin satellites from Cape Canaveral into circular 57,000-mile-high orbits on opposing sides of the earth. The 47-pound, 20-sided satellites, known as Project Vela Hotel or Project 823, could detect nuclear explosions from 186,000,000 miles away.
1963Maj. Sidney J. Kubesch flew a Convair B-58 Hustler (normally assigned to the 305th Bombardment Wing at Bunker Hill AFB, Ind.) on the longest supersonic flight to date. He flew 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in eight hours, 35 minutes. The B-58 used five inflight refuelings and flew at an average speed of 938 mph. Maj. Kubesch set two other records: speed from Tokyo to Anchorage, three hours, nine minutes, 42 seconds at 1,093.4 mph; and speed from Anchorage to London, five hours, 24 minutes, 54 seconds at 826.9 mph.
1967The F-111A supersonic tactical fighter became operational with Tactical Air Command, when it flew from Forth Worth, Texas, using its terrain following radar guidance to Nellis AFB, Nev.
1972The U.S. Air Force flew its A-7D Corsair II in combat for the first time. A-7s assigned to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed from Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C., to Korat AB, Thailand, six days earlier. (They deployed to Myrtle Beach in May 1974)
1975The Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory at Edwards AFB, Calif., fired the Super Hippo reusable solid propellant rocket motor for the first time.
1978The first production F-15 arrived at Edwards AFB, Calif. from the St. Louis factory.
1995The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron monitored the strength and movement of Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico through Oct. 17. The unit also searched for survivors of a pipe-laying barge sunk by the hurricane. One crew found a survivor in a raft and radioed his position to the Coast Guard, which then rescued 23 of the 236 survivors.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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