Welcome to Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) Aerospace Education (AE) introduction page. Aerospace Education is one of the three mission elements of CAP, the other two being Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. The mission of AE is to educate, inspire, and instill an appreciation for and an understanding of aerospace in today and tomorrow's world. We promote aerospace to our members and the general public.
Teaching Ordinary Subjects in Extraordinary Ways
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) promotes and supports aerospace education, both for its own members and the general public. CAP educational programs help prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace society and understand its related issues.
CAP offers national standards-based educational products, including a secondary textbook, Aerospace: The Journey of Flight, and the middle-school-level Aerospace Dimensions. Teachers can get free classroom materials and lesson plans from CAP by joining CAP’s Aerospace Education Membership program.
At Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer auxilliary of the U.S. Air Force, we're helping develop tomorrow's aerospace workforce.
Through our award-winning Making Aerospace Real for Students (MARS) program, we offer teachers:
We offer students (who are CAP Cadets):
CAP's aerospace education programs are nationally recognized:
For more information, visit http://www.capmembers.com/aerospace_education/.