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 12/14/2017

1903Wilbur Wright makes the first and unsuccessful attempt at powered flight at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. His aircraft stalls after 3 ½ seconds in the air and crash-lands 105 feet away. (OTM)
1965A Learjet 23 executive transport shows off its impressive capabilities by climbing to 40,000 feet in 7 minutes 21 seconds with seven people aboard. (AYY)
1988Japan Air Lines says its future Boeing 747-400s will be fitted with personal video screens in the first and business class. (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 12/14/2017

1925The Lampert Committee, set up on March 24, 1924 by the House to examine U.S. Air Service operations, made its report. The committee wanted a Department of Defense more aviation representation in higher military councils, and more money for aviators.
1927Maj. Gen. J.E. Fechet became Chief of the Air Corps.
1950During the Korean War, due to advancing Chinese troops, through Dec. 17, the Combat Cargo Command moved 228 patients, 3,891 passengers, and 20,088 tons of cargo from Yonpo Airfield. The airlift support helped to evacuate the Army's X Corps from the Hamhung-Hungnam area in northeastern Korea. A Far East Air Forces airplane dropped the first six-ton Tarzon on a tunnel near Huichon with limited effectiveness.
1959Capt. Joe B. Jordan set a FAI altitude record of 103,395.9 feet at Edwards AFB, Calif., in a Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.
1960In a nonstop, nonrefueled flight, Lt. Col. T. R. Grissom and crew flew their B-52G over a record 10,079-mile closed course. They flew from Edwards AFB, Calif., over Texas, Washington, D.C., Newfoundland, Alaska, Montana and back to Edwards. They had fuel for 1,000 more miles after the 19-hour, 44-minute flight.
1964The first armed reconnaissance mission flown in Laos, code-named Barrel Roll, this mission initiated tactical fighter operations in Southeast Asia on a continuous basis.
1966Col. Albert R. Howarth demonstrated exemplary courage and airmanship under the most hazardous conditions of darkness and intense enemy fire while participating in a Southeast Asia combat mission. He received the Mackay Trophy for his flight.
1970The final Minuteman III research and development, and the last intercontinental ballistic missile launch, from Cape Kennedy succeeded.
1986Chuck Yeager left Edwards AFB, Calif., on a record-setting flight to Kitty Hawk, N.C.
1989For the first time, Military Airlift Command allows women to serve as crew members on C-130 and C-141 airdrop missions. This marks the entry of women into combat crew roles.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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