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June 19, 2014

  Have you ever noticed that the thirteen aerospace pioneers who have lent their names to the CAP Cadet Program's achievements and awards hail mostly from the pre-Apollo era? That's because 10 of those 13 individuals were selected in 1964, when CAP leaders decided it was time to reorganize the...

April 21, 2014

Three outside organizations have told us about their programs and asked us to inform you about these great opportunities.  1. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, National Aviation Education and Training Center is offering a 7 day Sport Pilot Aviation Ground School, 27 July - 2 August, 2014, to be...

March 31, 2014

   CADET BLOG SPECIAL BULLETIN for REGION & WING DCPs    31 March 2014       Good news. More than $950,000 is available to support cadet programs during FY 14, with the majority of the funds directed at the region and wing levels. This money is aimed primarily at programs supporting the...

February 22, 2013

1) Aerospace States Association - $2,000 award - for up to two students (must be U. S. citizens, full-time student entering sophomore or junior year) pursuing an Aerospace-related (physical sciences, engineering, aviation, or aerospace) degree. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2013! Additional information is available at this link:

February 11, 2013

 We came across another flight scholarship opportunity... The Girls With Wings is offering two scholarships to women for flight training. One is to assist in getting a solo and the other one is to continue to a pilot’s certificate.  Girls With Wings is now accepting applications for flight scholarships now...

January 31, 2013

NDEP funds, provided by the Air Force STEM Outreach Coordination Office at the Pentagon, will allow CAP to implement an innovative “CAP STEM Kit Program” for our cadets and schools.  The kits will contain all the educational materials and tools necessary to provide hands-on, experiential learning in subject areas such...

August 21, 2012

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's AV8RS program was created to help develop a new generation of pilots and members and to raise awareness of aviation and flight through education, engagement and cultivation. For more information, go to Membership is free to teens ages 13 to 18, and, if you...

March 8, 2012

The Academy of Model Aeronautics publishes a youth newsletter, which is now available to CAP cadets and volunteers. Visit the AMA Youth Newsletter page (linked from the Cadet Programs Library) to read the latest issue. New issues will be posted as they become available.

December 5, 2011

Funds for cadet orientation flights, new cadet kits, and cadet uniforms have been turned back on! - O-rides can commence (starting 28 November, 2011) - Backlogged AE modules are now being shipped (2,500 packets total) - New cadet kits are being shipped, starting with backlogs (800 binders total) - Limited...

October 11, 2011

Announcing a new Drug Demand Reduction program for use by all squadrons: the DDR Excellence (DDRx) Activity Guide has been released online for download and viewing. The DDRx program rewards a CAP cadet for successfully completing activities related to making good choices, choosing good role models, avoiding substances that have...

June 21, 2011

Good news for cadets. The front page story in today's USA Today reports that America is facing a pilot shortage. According to the story, Boeing forecasts a need for 460,000 new pilots over the next 18 years. The demand for pilots will be so great that the industry could face...

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