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Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition

The Annual Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition is an ongoing program. Host location competitions anytime before the June 30th deadline each year. There is no travel to compete.. There are six national winners annually. Three celebrate at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame/Kennedy Space Center- Visitor Complex, Cape...
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Two New STEM Kits Are Now Available

Quadcopter and Weather Station Kits Are Here For the first time since the Civil Air Patrol STEM Kit Program started in 2013, the program has added two new kits, the Weather Station and the Quadcopter. They are now available to order in eServices. With the Acu-Rite Professional Weather Center, learners...
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GAMA 2016 Design Challenge Deadline Is Jan. 31

The deadline is fast approaching for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) 2016 Aviation Design Challenge. Teachers must register by Jan. 31 to compete in the contest in the coming weeks. The contest promotes STEM education in U.S. high schools. Interested schools will receive free "Fly to Learn" curriculum materials,...
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Flight Simulator STEM Kits Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a worldwide backorder of Saitek Pro Flight yoke and rudder pedals, the Flight Simulator STEM Kit is temporarily unavailable. We will update the online application and website as soon as the Flight Simulator Kit equipment becomes available.

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FAA Announces UAS Registration Rule

The FAA just established a new rule that requires all UAS owners to register their aircraft systems. For CAP/AE purposes, this will apply to all Calypso gliders and quadcopters. NHQ/AE is working on a process to register all Calypso and quadcopter recipients so that the members won't have to do...
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Vote for Civil Air Patrol

Vote for Civil Air Patrol to receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. The money supports STEM Education for K-6 students, CAP's ACE Program. There are only two weeks left to vote!

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AF Museum To Host CAP Day

The National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, will host Civil Air Patrol Day Saturday, Feb. 21. CAP members get free admission and a discount on special attractions (advance reservations required for special attractions). Email theatre@afmuseum.com for more information.

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