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 4/2/2020

1794The world's first air force, the Aerostatic Corps of the Artillery Service is formed in France following a demonstration ascent from the gardens of the Chalais-Meudon on the outskirts of Paris in the hydrogen balloon L'Entreprenant, the first used for military tests. (F&F)
1937Swedish airplane manufacturer Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (SAAB) is established in Trollhättan, Sweden. (AYY)
1997A Boeing 777, powered by twin Rolls-Royce Trent 892 turbofans, returns to Seattle to set a new Eastbound speed around the world record of 553 mph. En route, the twinjet sets a Great Circle distance without landing record of 12,455.34 miles when flying from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (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 4/2/2020

1916Lt. Richard C. Saufley, flying a Curtiss Hydroairplane at Pensacola, Fla., bettered his own American altitude record with a mark of 16,072 feet.
1942Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton led three heavy bombers in the first Tenth Air Force combat mission to attack ships near Port Blair, Andaman Islands.
1944The XX Bomber Command's first B-29 landed in India.
1954The 59th Air Refueling Squadron and its H-19 helicopters helped refugees through April 6, in Iraq's flooded Tigris River Valley. In 66 sorties, the H-19s dropped 30,000 pounds of food to 4,000 victims.
1959NASA selected seven out of 110 candidates for Project Mercury. They were: Air Force Capts. L. Gordon Cooper Jr, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton; Navy Lt. Cmdrs. Walter M. Shirra Jr and Alan B. Shepard Jr and Lt. M. Scott Carpenter, and Marine Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr.
1976The last C-118A Liftmaster in the active inventory went to Davis- Monthan AFB, Ariz. for storage.
1997A C-141 assigned to the 459th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Md., left Scott AFB, Ill., for Sucre, Bolivia, with enough donated medical equipment to set up two surgical rooms. The Diocese of Joliet Peace and Justice at Romeoville, Ill., donated the cargo.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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