Last Updated on Thursday, April 05 2012 18:53 Written by itadminab0b
We are excited to have started our first ever Rocketry Program. We have finished Stage One: Redstone Phase and built two rockets: The Fizzy Flyer and The Goddard Rocket.
The internal AE program provides basic aerospace knowledge to both cadet and officer members. Cadets learn through hands-on exercises including rocket building, model airplanes, aviation map reading, hot air balloons, and more. A comprehensive text “Aerospace: The Journey of Flight” is used to guide cadets through this learning process. A highlight of the program is the orientation flights that cadets are eligible to participate in. The thrill of actually taking the controls of a Cessna while in flight is a powerful experience! Adult officer members study to earn the Charles E. Yeager Aerospace Education Award.
The external program presents aerospace education topics to the general public. Activities are taken to local schools, civic organizations, scout and 4-H groups, church groups and others. Teachers learn of the extensive resources available for use in their classrooms. Teachers can join CAP as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) to receive materials and resources. Every year the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) meets to bring educators together to focus on the latest developments in aerospace education.