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 3/17/2018

1911U.S. Navy Lt. John Rodgers reports to the Wright Co. at Dayton, Ohio for flying instructions. On March 9, the Wrights had offered to train one Navy pilot if that service bought a Wright flying machine at a cost $5,000. The conditional offer was later replaced by one that provided unconditional free training for one would-be Navy pilot. (F&F)
1921The first U. S. Marine airman to serve in the Pacific arrives on Guam with responsibility for supporting U. S. land and sea forces in the region. There, 10 pilots and 90 enlisted men operate seaplanes on reconnaissance duty as Flight L, Fourth Squadron, for 10 years. (F&F)
1935German authorities make the color-coding at vital aircraft parts obligatory; red for fire circuit-breakers, green for temperature regulators, yellow for throttles and brown for hydraulic circuits. (AYY)
1936Smoking in an airplane's toilet is as serious an offense as smoking at school. An Imperial Airways passenger, caught red-handed while lighting up against airline regulations in a Handley Page HP.42 en route from Paris to London, is fined £10 in Craydon court, England. (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 3/17/2018

1911The first Curtiss airplane bought by the Army Signal Corps.
1958Vanguard I, the second U.S. satellite to go into orbit, launched from Cape Canaveral.
1967The U.S. and Thai governments announced that U.S. Air Force units in Thailand were flying missions against North Vietnam.
1971Jane Leslie Holley becomes the first woman commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. She graduated from Auburn University, Ala.
1981At Long Beach, Calif., the Douglas Aircraft Company turned over the first KC-10 Extender to Lt. Gen. Edgar S. Harris, the Eighth Air Force commander. He flew it to Barksdale AFB, La., for testing with the 4200th Test and Evaluation Squadron.
1997Air Force Special Operations Command provided a joint task force with MC-130 aircraft and MH-53 helicopters to evacuate U.S. citizens and other foreigners from Zaire due to an outbreak of civil unrest. By late March, the special operation effort had moved 532 passengers in 57 missions. To assist, Air Mobility Command dispatched C-5s, C-17s, C-141s and KC-135s. By April 17, AMC had flown 115 missions, carrying 1,200 passengers and 2,400 short tons of cargo.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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