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..."

Learn more »

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


Learn more »

Today in Aviation History 5/26/2018

1923Lieutenant H. G. Crocker lands at Gordon, Ontario, to complete a non-stop transcontinental south/north flight from Houston, Texas, of 11 hours, 55 minutes. (AYY)
1942The Northrop XP-61 Black Widow night fighter prototype flies for the first time. (AYY)
1970The prototype Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner reaches a speed of 1,335mph, becoming the first commercial transport in the world to exceed Mach 2. (AYY)
1972Cessna Aircraft Corporation announces completion of the company's 100,000th aircraft, becoming the first company in the world to achieve such a production figure. (OTM)

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

Learn more »


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.

Learn more »

Today in Air Force History 5/26/2018

1920GAX twin-engine triplane armed with eight machine guns and 37mm cannon tested.
1923Lt. H. G. Crocker used a DH-4B Liberty 400 to make a nonstop transcontinental South-North flight from Ellington Field, Texas, to Gordon, Ontario, in 11 hours and 55 minutes.
1948The first Navaho research test vehicle launched successfully at the White Sands Proving Ground, N.M.
1961A B-58 Hustler supersonic bomber from the 43rd Bombardment Wing sets a record flying from New York to Paris in three hours, 19 minutes, 41 seconds at an average speed of 1,302 mph.
1983General Dynamics delivered the 500th F-16A aircraft to Hill AFB, Utah.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


Learn more »