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Model Rocketry

CAP's Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. The course begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages.

  • The Redstone Stage reviews the history of rocketry and its great pioneers, to include Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun.

  • The Titan Stage details the physical laws which govern objects on the Earth, in the air and in space above us.

  • The Saturn Stage presents information on trigonometry for altitude tracking and physics of impulse and thrust associated with solid rocket engines.

Cadets who complete the written and performance requirements for each of the 3 stages, as certified by their unit commander, will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.

 

Robotics

Cadets that participate in this activity will get to build different levels of robot building.  They will first be following a book that teaches the introductory stages of how a robot works, how it is built, how different sensors work, and simple programming methods.

 

Cadets that want to learn more will have the chance to talk to the instructor to have help with learning more. Cadets will have different events like museums and maze races where they might have to move something like an egg using only their robot to load and get it to the other end of the course. 
 

Senior members or anyone that has a professional knowledge base in robotics are highly encouraged to teach and help cadets while under the supervision of senior staff to regulate safety and promote an educational environment. 

 

Orientation Flights

The primary goal of the Civil Air Patrol cadet orientation flight program is to share with cadets the thrill of flying.  However, that objective will be achieved only if safety is a priority.   The greatest burden of keeping everyone safe when flying falls to the pilot.   Nervous parents will tell you that safety is their first concern, and rightly so.  By honoring the special trust that parents place in them, pilots can become better aviators. Nothing focuses the mind like having someone’s child in your cockpit. Moreover, orientation flights are opportunities for cadets to become safety conscious.


For more information come to our meetings!

 

Astronomy

For beginning astronomers to experienced stargazers!


Added to the telescopes will be astronomy lessons, a CD with planetarium software for becoming familiar with the night sky, and accessories to adjust magnitude and vision. There will also be an Astronomy Activity Booklet that includes career option information. This kit will bring the opportunity to begin an interest in astronomy that can be carried over into family and community StarGazing evenings with the assistance of area American Astronomical Society (AAS) clubs. 

 

The AAS has over 7,000 members nationwide composed of physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of career areas now comprising contemporary astronomy. The AAS can provide experienced and higher-level astronomy programs to enhance this beginning astronomy kit. Both AAS experts and CAP member STEM experts can assist in astronomy-related career mentoring.

 

American Astronautical Society (AAS) Website: Click Here!

 

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