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AE Training opportunities for CAP Members:

  • AFA CyberPatriot Competition & CyberCamps - ON GOING - check link for news and announcements

  • Washington All Mission Academy (WAMA) - 2nd week-end of each month at Camp Boucher - ON GOING - check link for news and announcements
    - Postponed until further notice

  • WAWG Spring Conference (Yakima, WA) - April 17 – 19, 2020 - Postponed until further notice
    -  Friday Aerospace Officers' Meet & Greet (optional)
    -  AEO Technician workshop under the direction of Lt Col Russel Garlow
    -  AE STEM Open House - Presentation of CAP Aerospace materials: programs, publications, STEM kits
    AEOs are encouraged to bring in photos and materials of fun activities to share their experience with other AEOs.

  • Save the date: 2020 National AEO School will be June 15 - 19, 2020 at Pensacola NAS, FL​

  • Desert Eagle Flight Academy XVI - July 14 - 28, 2020 at Camp Boucher, Ephrata, WA - Registration Open

  • Ground Search and Rescue Academy 2020​​26 July to 2 August, 2020​ at JBLM, WA ​- Registration Open ​

Other interesting AE opportunities: Email with any AE opportunities to add to this list...

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Offered through The Museum of Flight, the Aeronautical Science Pathway (ASP) program is an afterschool program for high school juniors and seniors. Class is M-Th 3:45-6 pm at the Museum of Flight. Students who participate can earn 3.0 high school credits and up to 30 college credits each year! All for FREE! This amazing program is a great way to fast track young students aviation careers.

For more information, visit:

Info Nights listed at

Point of contact: Michael Graham | Aeronautical Science Pathway Instructor
The Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

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Free Aviation 101 online class from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Great for any high school or college cadets and senior members:

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Exciting new Design/Build/Launch competition for high school students! Register by April 3rd! The top proposal will receive a free spaceflight for the payload on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and an $1,000 grant to prepare and develop the experiment for the flight:

Director of
Aerospace Education 
Maj Sylvie Kacmarcik

Assistant Director of 
Aerospace Education 
Lt Col Russel Garlow

Assistant Director of
Aerospace Education

Adviser to Director of 
Aerospace Education 
Maj Carl Lindberg

Wing Internal Aerospace Education Officer

Wing External
Education Officer
Lt Col Richard Edgerton 

Eastern Washington
Aerospace Education Officer

Northwestern Washington
Aerospace Education Officer
open position

Southwestern Washington
Aerospace Education Officer

AE CyberPatriot Coordinator 
Maj Sylvie Kacmarcik

Other AE Resources:

National CAP Aerospace Education news:

  • New Aerospace and STEM resource from CAP NHQ - AE: 
    STEM Kit Program adds kit-specific lesson plans
    Civil Air Patrol is building lessons to accompany the STEM Kits featured in the program. As staff and volunteers develop these lesson plans, the plans are accessible in the Learning Management area of eServices. So far you can find lessons with AngLegs, Astronomy, Build and Learn Geometry, Code & Go Mouse, Flight Simulator, Hydraulic Engineering, Kano, Quadcopter, Raspberry Pi, RC Airplane, Ready-to-Fly Quadcopter, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Rocketry (pictured, above right), Snaptricity, Sphero/Mini Sphero and Weather Station. To access these plans, go to eServices > Learning Management > AXIS (at the top of the screen) > then choose Aviation, Space or Cyber.
  • K-6 Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program registrations closed on 31 December 2019.

  • Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) flight - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    US Air Force renewed funding for Teacher Orientation Program flight (TOP). Reminder that CAP Major General Mark Smith announced an update in the TOP orientation pilot requirements: "This mission is now covered by one of our FAA exemptions allowing private pilots to fly the missions; commercial pilots with a class 2 medical are no longer required. However, we require pilots desiring to fly these missions to be qualified cadet orientation pilots." (8 February 2019 Memorandum).

Note to CAP Aerospace Education Officers:

In 2018, National AE staff team updated all AE pamphlets and regulations. Please refer to the new publications:

    CAPR 50-1 and CAPP 50-1 revised the deadlines for the Aerospace Education reports.

    AE deadlines: Commanders NEED to approve all submissions in eServices

    • Unit 2019 Aerospace Education Annual Activity Reports (unit 2019 AE AAR) by 30 October 2019
    • Group 2019 Aerospace Education Annual Activity Reports (group 2019 AE AAR) by 30 November 2019
    • Unit 2020 Aerospace Education Plan of Action (unit 2020 AE POA) by 30 November 2019
    • Group 2020 Aerospace Education Plan of Action (group 2020 AE POA) by 31 December 2019
    If you made a mistake, email me as soon as possible. Above and Beyond section should list the AE activities your squadron has done during the year, also including in squadron activities as well as outreach, community events, school visits... 

    Best Practices:

    • Regularly log all your AE activities (in and out of the squadron, AE internal and external) in an online spreadsheet on the squadron's drive to facilitate your end of year reporting as well as prepare for SUI.
    • Record keeping for AEX activities are 1 October to 30 September. AEX award can be obtained once 6 AEX lessons and a 2 hour activity are completed and reported. Please keep a log and file your lessons and activities as soon as you have it finished not to lose information!

    • Don't forget to file your STEM kit evaluations so that you can place a new request.

    AE STEM Kits

    • Check out one of our STEM Kits!
      List updated as of summer 2019

      1. AngLegs
      2. Astronomy
      3. Bee-Bot / Code & Go Mouse
      4. Build & Learn Geometry
      5. Cross Country Navigation
      6. Flight Simulator
      7. Hydraulic Engineering
      8. Kano
      9. Quadcopter
      10. Raspberry Pi
      11. Ready-to-fly Quads
      12. Remote-Controlled Aircraft
      13. Renewable Energy
      14. Robotics
      15. Rocketry
      16. Snaptricity
      17. Sphero Mini / Sphero SPRK+
      18. Weather Station

    Click here to learn more

    AE Membership   

    • Join CAP as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) and become eligible for free STEM Kits!

    Did you know CAP provides the CAP STEM Kit Program nationwide CAP Unit
     Aerospace Education Officers and CAP Members who are educators, including AFJROTC Instructors?

    Click here to learn more

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