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 2/17/2020

1904The Wright brothers inspect the grounds where the St. Louis aeronautical exposition will be held in April. (AYY)
1934The first airmail flight from Australia to New Zealand is flown by Charles T. Ulm in his Avro Ten, a license-built Fokker F. VIIB/3m registered as VH-UXX. (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 2/17/2020

1912The first pilot physical examination requirements are published by the Army.
1913The Army tested Lawrence Sperry's Gyrostabilizer, or automatic pilot, for the first time.
1938Lt. Col. Robert D. Olds completed a round-trip goodwill flight though Feb. 27, with six B-17s between Langley Field, Va., and Buenos Aires. The trip to Buenos Aires took 33 hours and 30 minutes, while the return flight took 33 hours and 35 minutes for the longest nonstop flight in Air Corps history to date.
1958A 445th Bombardment Missile Squadron crew out of Pinecastle AFB, Fla., launched the prototype Rascal missile from a DB-47, over the Atlantic Missile Range for the first time. (The DB-47 as a drone director).
1959A one-third scale Minuteman missile fired for the first time at Edwards AFB, Calif.
1965The last operational KB-50 retired from Tactical Air Command to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
1972Air Force One, a VC-137 aircraft assigned to the 89 Military Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Md., carried President Nixon on his historic trip to China to meet Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai.
1978The 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas, became the first Air Training Command pilot training base with a fully operational instrument flight simulator program, which allowed training for both the T-37 and T-38.
1999The first C-130J transport arrived at Keesler AFB, Miss. for assignment with the 403rd Wing.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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