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 6/21/2018

1907Romanian Trajan Vuia makes a flight in Paris of almost 66 feet, at a height of 16 feet, in his second machine which has a 24-hp Antoinette engine running on carbonic acid and has its wheels fitted with shock absorbers. (AYY)
1908The first flight of the Aerial Experiment Association's (AEA) promising June Bug biplane, their third machine, takes place in New York State. It has a 40-hp air-cooled Curtiss engine. (AYY)
1913The first woman to make a parachute jump from an airplane is Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick. The 18-year-old American descends 1,000 feet over Los Angeles, California. (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

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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 6/21/2018

1930Randolph Field at San Antonio, Texas dedicated.
1954Maj. Gen. Walter C. Sweeney Jr., 15th Air Force commander, led three 22nd Bombardment Wing B-47s on a 6,700-mile nonstop flight from March AFB, Calif., to Yokota AB, Japan in less than 15 hours with two KC-97 refuelings. This longest point-to-point B-47 flight to date marked its first appearance in the Far East.
1954The U.S. Air Force directed the Air Research and Development Command to create a Western Development Division under Brig. Gen. Bernard A. Schriever to accelerate the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile program.
1957A U.S. Air Force precision team of six F-100C Super Sabres flew from Kindley AFB, Bermuda, to Bedford, Mass. They covered the 683 nautical miles in a record of one hour, 13 minutes.
1960The last operational flight of a B-29 ended on June 21 when a 6023rd Radar Evaluation Squadron RB-29 landed at Naha AB, Japan, after a routine electronic countermeasure training mission. On June 30, the unit's last four aircraft were salvaged. In addition, Pacific Air Forces' last C-119 Flying Boxcars were transferred to India under the Military Assistance Program.
1972The McDonnell Douglas DC10-30 first flew.
1982Strategic Air Command's tanker operations accomplished another milestone when a KC-10A transferred a record 67,400 pounds of fuel to a Military Airlift Command C-141 some 750 miles north of the South Pole in Operation Deep Freeze.
1984A KC-10A from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at March AFB, Calif., flying the first time from Christchurch IAP, New Zealand, refueled a C-141B three times on its way to resupply the U.S. Antarctic bases at the South Pole and McMurdo Sound.
1985Three C-123K Providers with aerial spray capabilities responded to an infestation of grasshoppers in southern Idaho. The aircraft treated more than 735,000 acres in 73 sorties to end the agricultural threat to private croplands.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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