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 1/18/2019

1909The first book to treat the work and accomplishments of the Wright brothers, Les Premiers Hommes-Oiseaux: Wilbur et Orville Wright, is written by François Peyrey (1873-1934) and published in France. (OTM)
1911Eugene B. Ely makes the first landing by an aircraft on a ship when he flies his Curtiss pusher biplane from Selfridge Field near San Francisco to a specially prepared wooden deck on the stern of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania. (F&F)

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 1/18/2019

1905The Wright Brothers opened negotiations with the government for procurement of one airplane.
1919Maj. Rudolph W. Schroeder flew his Loening monoplane, powered by a 300-horsepower Hispano engine, to a 19,500-foot record altitude.
1932Capt. R. C. Moffett flew his Curtiss XP-6D between Wright Field, Ohio and Bolling Field, D.C., averaging 270 mph to complete a record speed flight.
1956The U.S. Air Force issued a requirement for a short-range air-launched decoy missile that would sImulate a B-52 on radar. It later became the GAM-72A Quail.
1965President Johnson announced the Short Range Attack Missile program during his defense message to Congress.
1988The Minuteman missile program passed a major milestone with the launch of its 100th missile. (See Feb. 1, 1961 for the first launch).
1988The Space Shuttle "Columbia" landed at Edwards AFB, Calif. after what became the last shuttle mission before the "Challenger" accident.
1991U.S. Air Force aircraft based at Incirlik AB, Turkey, attacked targets in northern Iraq to prevent the reinforcement of enemy forces defending Kuwait.
1993F-4G Phantom IIs attacked surface-to-air missile sites in northern Iraq after being fired upon. F-16s also bombed an Iraqi airfield after being shot at by anti-aircraft artillery batteries.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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