CAPS's aeropace education efforts focus on two different audiences:  volunteer CAP members and the general public.  The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues.  To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the education program.  Aerospace educators at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, provide current materials that reflect the highest standares of educational excellence.  Aerospace education is divided into two parts: internal and external.

The intername aerospace education program has two parts as well: cadet and senior.  Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program.  Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of aerospace issies and the AE program that CAP provides.  They are further encourages to share the information obtained with their local communities and school systems.

CAP's external aerospace programs are conducted through our nations education system.  Each year CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educations and thereby thousands of young people.  These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology.  CAP's aeorspace education members recieve more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials.

Our Aerospace Education Program

Our squadron is currently working to expand our AE program to be relevant for our cadets.  We participate in the Aerospace Education EXcellence (AEX) programs which involve six hands-on aerospace activities as well as some sort of field experience.  

The following are programs we've conducted or plan to conduct in the future.
  • Model Rocketry
  • Flight Simulator Training
  • Model & Remote Control Aircraft
  • Robotics
  • CyberPatriot