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 12/13/2018

1918The first flight from England to India is made by A.S. MacLaren, Halley, and McEwen in Handley Page V-1500 four-engined bomber. (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 12/13/2018

1927Col. Charles A. Lindbergh began a goodwill flight to Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.
1933President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented the first Air Mail Flyer's Medal of Honor to Maj. Bryan Freeburg.
1941In an executive order, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Secretary of War to take control of any civilian airline needed for the war effort. Contracts with the airlines permitted the purchase of aircraft and airline services.
1943Under perfect conditions for radar bombing (interpreted as bad weather), 710 bombers from Eighth Air Force attacked Kiel, Germany.
1948Col. Edward P. Eagan flew 20,559 miles around the world from New York and back, in a record 147 hours, 15 minutes.
1956Maj. Arnold I. Beck soared to a simulated altitude of 198,770 feet, the highest on record, in an Air Research and Development Command altitude chamber at Dayton.
1958Gordo, a one-pound squirrel monkey, survived a flight to a height of 300 miles in a Jupiter missile nose cone. The nose cone returned and landed in the Atlantic Ocean 1,700 miles southeast of the Cape Canaveral. Fla., launching site; however, Gordo died before the nose cone could be recovered.
1962During Project Stargazer, Capt Joseph A. Kittinger Jr. and William C. White, a Navy civilian astronomer, flew the U.S. Air Force's Stargazer balloon to 82,000 feet in an 18-hour, 30 minute flight above southwestern New Mexico for two days. A telescope on top of the gondola provided Mr. White one of the clearest celestial views ever seen by an astronomer.
1965Four U.S. Air Force officers completed the longest space cabin test yet, spending 68 days in a simulator. This included 56 days at altitude in a 30-foot long, 9-foot in diameter cabin, breathing an atmosphere of 70 percent oxygen and 30 percent helium.
1966A Minuteman II launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. carried the first Minuteman Emergency Rocket Communications System into space for testing and evaluation.
1971Vandenberg AFB, Calif. conducted the 95th and final Minuteman I operational test (Phase II) launch.
1973General Dynamics rolled out the YF-16 at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
1982Military Airlift Command aircraft airlifted tents, blankets, medical supplies, and generators into Yemen after a major earthquake.
2001President George W. Bush informed Russia that the U.S. would withdraw from the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty to develop and implement a missile defense system.
2005An F-22 Raptor, flying a supersonic speed over the range at Edwards AFB, Calif., dropped its first 1,000-pound guided joint direct attack munition.

AFA Chapter 265 Important Dates 2017


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