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 10/20/2019

1920Flying his Nieuport Delage, Sadi Lecointe set a world speed record flying at 187.99-mph. (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 10/20/2019

1911The Army's first Wright plane arrived at the Smithsonian Institution.
1911Original Wright Army plane delivered to the Smithsonian Institution.
1922Lt. Harold R. Harris made the first emergency parachute jump.
1944Southwest Pacific Area forces landed unopposed at two points on the east coast of Leyte, at Tacloban, the provincial capital and 20 miles to the south near Dulag. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by President Sergio Osmena, landed in the 24th Infantry Division area early in the afternoon and delivered his "I have returned" liberation speech. Ground elements of the 308th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) were the first major Far East Air Forces units in country. Headquarters elements of Fifth Air Force landed on Oct. 22, while ground echelons of the 49th Fighter Group and 475th Fighter Group landed on Oct. 24.
1945Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining led three B-29s in developing a new route from Guam to Washington via India and Germany. They completed the 13,167-mile-trip in 59 hours, 30 minutes.
1948The XF-88, predecessor of the F-101, first flew.
1950During the Korean War and First Airborne Operation, the Far East Air Forces Combat Cargo Command dispatched more than 100 C-119s and C-47s to drop 4,000 troops and 60 tons of material for the Army's 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team at Sukchon and Sunchon, 30 miles north of Pyongyang through Oct. 23. The command also began airlifting Eighth Army supplies to Pyongyang.
1952The Douglas X-3 research plane made its first flight at Edwards AFB, Calif.
1955Strategic Air Command phased its last B-50D out of its force from its assignment with the 97th Bombardment Wing at Biggs AFB, Texas.
1960The DOD set up an Army-Navy-Air Force program under the Navy to develop a prototype vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to test its suitability for air transport service.
1960The Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missile made its first test launch from a tactical-type launcher. It flew 962 miles from Cape Canaveral, Fla. down the Atlantic Missile Range to the target area. This launch ended Army responsibilities for the program.
1961During Project Pipe Stem, the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron deployed four RF-101s to Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam. They flew 67 reconnaissance sorties over South Vietnam and Laos, developing their photographs by a photo-processing unit they brought with them. These aircraft were the first Pacific Air Forces aircraft deployed to South Vietnam.
1969To assist the development of the Safeguard anti-ballistic missile system, Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird approved the use of Titan II as test targets.
1973As a result of the Arab-Israeli War, the Arab nations imposed an oil embargo, which disrupted U. S. Air Force flight training.
1976General Dynamics conducted its rollout ceremony for the F-16A at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
1980Units assigned to the U.S. Air Force's Southern Air Division flew 40 tons of food, medical supplies and accessories to northwestern Nicaragua for flood victims lasting through Oct 23.
1998The Air Force Flight Test Center flew its first sortie at Edwards AFB, Calif., to test the joint helmet-mounted cueing system. The helmet would allow an F-15 pilot to track a target and aim his missiles by movement of his head.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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