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RESOURCES

Provided are links to great sources for information to learn more about Aerospace and the world of flight.  To submit more sources of information for use in our Aerospace Resources Guide, e-mail the webmaster.

CAP National Aerospace Education website
The authoritative source for Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education.  The AE National Headquarters is the officiating body for Aerospace text and materials used in the CAP AE program.

Practice Tests

                       Numerous practice tests for Aerospace

                       Dimensions   developed by the Canandaigua

                      Composite Squadron, New York Wing.

Orbiter Space Shuttle Simulator
Elaborate Space Shuttle Simulator program gives you the power to deploy sattellites and work on the International Space Station in a 3-D, user-friendly environment.
Federation of American Scientists
A complete guide to military aircraft, including their missions and features.  Each description includes great photos, easy-to-understand animations and descriptions.  This section is great for understanding the Government/Military Aviation sections.
How Stuff Works
From A to Z, search for anything you've ever wondered about.  From the paperclip to the space station, How Stuff Works is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that walks you through every step of understanding the simplest to the most complex things in life.
Arkansas Air Museum
Located at Drake Field at the south end of Fayetteville, Arkansas Air Museum is a collection of rare aircraft.  Most are still completely operational.
Aerospace Education Center
Located in Little Rock, the Aerospace Education Center is a permanent collection of aircraft (fixed and rotary wing).  The Aerospace Education Center also houses an IMAX Theater.
Kansas Comosphere
Located in Hutchinson, Kansas, this museum has a U.S. space artifact collection second only to the National Air and Space Museum and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts found outside Russia.  The Comosphere has a special program for Arkansas Civil Air Patrol members to camp inside the museum for three days, with tours included.
NASA Science Teacher's Association
Space and science resources divided into sections for Elementary, Middle, High School, and College resources.  Site updates daily and includes links to upcoming television shows and events.
Air and Space Power Course (USAF Air University)
The Air and Space Power Course is a self-paced, interactive course. The course allows students to develop a broad comprehension of air and space power principles, concepts, and applications. While the course was originally designed to prepare Air Force officers in joint duty assignments to better articulate and advocate air and space power principles and beliefs, the course material is relevant to Airmen of all ranks and assignments. Air and space power enthusiasts of all persuasions are welcomed.
 

LINKS OR REFERENCES TO INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM SUCH SOURCES

 

 

Aerospace Education

Lt. Col. Bobby Allison


Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Grants

 

The CAP has a "partner" relationship with the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), the organization which allocates NASA monies for research and education in Arkansas. As a partner, we have a non-voting representative on the committee which reviews and approves the applications. Of special interest to CAP is NASA's K-12 program through which money can be obtained to support AE for our cadets.

 

The first set of money is $500 mini-grants which can be used to support a variety of AE activities such as purchasing commercial rocket kits for the model rocketry program, the purchase of training materials, support of activities, etc.

 

The second set is larger amounts beginning at around $1500 which can be used in a variety of ways often including teacher training at conferences. It can also be used as partial support of activities such as cadet visits to aerospace facilities, both civilian and military. One major constraint is that the funds may not be used to pay expenses for cadets, but may be used for the expenses of the supervising senior members.

 

In addition, the ASGC supports CAP's Aerospace Educatiion Member program. This program provides a special category of membership which is aimed at school faculties. For $35 per year the teacher has access to the wide variety of K-12 training and reference materials available through the CAP at no charge, CAP national guidance in setting up in-school enrichment programs, and perks such as an orientation flight for those who wish it. The ASGC currently has a pilot program and will pay the annual membership fee for a limited number of teachers.

 

An especially nice thing about the ASGC is its intensive assistance program for grant writers. They will provide detailed help in writing proposals for those unfamiliar with the process, though the process and materials have been designed to be as simple as possible.

 

The primary contact is Sue Hawkings, sehawkins@ualr.edu and the Program Director is Dr. Keith Hudson, mkhudson@ualr.edu. Dr. Hudson is a CAP member and is AE Officer of the 42nd.

 


 

BREWER AEROSPACE EDUCATION AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

 

This year the Wing would like to make nominations for Categories 1, 2, and 3 of the Frank G. Brewer - CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award.  Director of Aerospace Education, Capt. Frank Warner, will be coordinating the nominating process.  Please consult CAPR 280-2 and let Capt. Warner know of any potential nominees.