Civil Air Patrol

The 2017 AE Weekend is a success

picture credit: C/2d Lt Niemi

Oshkosh, Wi – Approximately 84 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from 12 different units around the state are attending Aerospace Education Weekend on September 8-10.  This STEM-based weekend held annually at the CAP National Education and Training Center located at Wittman Field in Oshkosh. Cadets will spend the weekend exploring the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in aerospace as well as experiencing aviation first hand. Cadets conduct experiments with hot air balloons, paper airplanes, model rockets, and more. Experiments and training opportunities like these help members learn about the science and engineering that goes into space travel and flight. The annual weekend has been held for more than 20 years.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. CAP members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

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