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Aerospace Education Resources
for use by CAP Aerospace Education Officers


Welcome to my page of Aerospace Education resources. The documents and links that appear here are for your use in implementing your AE program.   Drop me a line and let me know what resources you'd like to see here.  This page was last updated on 15 February 2002.

- Malcolm Dickinson, Major, CAP
Aerospace Education Officer, New York City Group

The First National Aerospace Education Officer Staff School to be held 27-29 June 2002 in Cocoa Beach, FL.

the National Congress (NCASE) will be held this year in Washington, DC, April 3-6.  See you there!

Contents of this page

My AE documents

Links to other CAP web pages of AE resources

Links to useful non-CAP web sites

Administrative stuff you can download (regulations and pamphlets)

Aerospace Field Trip Destinations in the Northeast Region


My aerospace education documents:

[coming soon] Information for a brand new squadron AE Officer (being prepared)

The New Yeager book

An Overview of CAP's Aerospace Education Mission, a document prepared for use when lecturing at wing conferences, SLSs, CLCs, and Region Staff College.

How to prepare for a wing inspection - a guide for Wing DAEs

Inspection checklist for squadron and group AE officers

in 1998 and 1999, Southeastern New York Group held an Aerospace Testing Day for senior members. Click here for a list of the new Yeager awardees, and a copy of the announcement used to publicize the testing day.

Materials for teaching cadets

A recent episode of "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS was all about innovative flying machines!

Walkalong glider - a model glider powered by air bouncing off of a moving human body!

Model rocketry info by Capt Benjamin Bell

List of wing and region Aerospace Education staff in the Northeast Region

Pictures of launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, Feb 2001

How to subscribe to CAP-AE,  the national AE discussion listserve

Questions and Answers on Aerospace Education

Field trip destinations in the Northeast and elsewhere

Joan Emerson explains how to earn the A. Scott Crossfield Award (an excerpt from the CAP-AE listserve)

Regulations that define the CAP AE program (an excerpt from the AE listserve)

Duties of Region Aerospace Education Staff, by Lt Col Dave Garner

To download the AEO information software developed by Maj Ron Tuman, Pennsylvania Wing DAE, right click here and choose "save target as..."

Information on Aerospace Education Membership

How to apply for Aerospace Education Grants

The procedure for administering the AEPSM (Yeager) exam, from the perspective of a wing Internal Aerospace Education Officer, by Lt Col Marilyn Rey

Other web pages of aerospace education resources:

California Wing has many AE lesson plans on its web site

The Canandaigua Composite Squadron's online test bank for the Aerospace Education training modules. The test bank includes multiple guess questions, matching, and crossword puzzles.

Aerospace Education Officer Course by Mark Smith

National Headquarters AE page

The 2002 Aerospace Excellence Program applications are available on the national HQ web site

Information on the 2002 National Congress on Aviation and Space Education

Northeast Region AE page

Connecticut Wing AE page

New York Wing AE page

Phoenix Composite Squadron's AE page

New Jersey Wing AE page

Pennsylvania Wing AE page

Pacific Region AE page
Lt Col Barbara DeCamp
, as PACR/RDAE, collected many useful resources for AE Officers, including:

An excellent Student Study Guide for Aerospace: Flight of Discovery

AE Officer materials, including step-by-step “how to get it done” checklists

A calendar of suspense dates for all required AE reports

Southeast Region AE page  
Lt Col Dave Garner
, SER DCS/AE, has put together a page of AE resources

Did you know that the CAP Supply Depot, aside from carrying airplane parts, also has a huge selection of AE materials?  You can call them at 800-858-4370 to request a catalog, or you can click here to view their Aerospace Education Catalog on the web.

You can help with the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

Steve Pargman's page of AE links

You can download current CAP regulations from the National HQ Web site's publications page

Non-CAP organizations whose sites are useful for aerospace education:

The Aerospace Education Foundation

NASA's Aerospace Education Page

Soaring Society of America site about gliders

Experimental Aircraft Association site devoted to build-it-yourself aircraft

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Paper models galore (some are $2, some are free, like this J-3 Piper Cub model)

Administrative stuff you can download:

The following three CAP publications are available in Adobe PDF format here or from the National HQ web site at
- to view them: click on link
- to download them: right-click on the link and select "save target as"

- To read them you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader

The regulation governing AE, CAPR 280-2

The Aerospace Education Officer's Handbook, CAPP 15

The regulation governing the AE specialty track, CAPP 215

You can also download Civil Air Patrol forms in Microsoft Word format from the national HQ web site

Aerospace Field Trip Destinations in the Northeast Region:


New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT

National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C.

The International Women's Air and Space Museum, also part of the Smithsonian

New York

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden CIty, NY

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Scotia, NY

Rocketry and Modeling courses

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY
another site   another site

U.S.S. Intrepid - Sea/Air/Space Museum, New York City

List of museums nationwide, listed by state


Please tell me about more resources and information that could be added here.

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