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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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Send Your Name to Mars

NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to Mars aboard the Orion spacecraft. Orion's first flight, a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test mission is scheduled for  Dec. 4. Your name's journey continues after splashdown as the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars. The deadline submit your name to the test flight is. Oct. 31. Join the conversation on social media with #JourneyToMars.

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Spaceflight Orientation Course at Kennedy Space Center

Florida Wing is sponsoring a special Spaceflight Orientation Course at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral AFS. The activity will be held Feb.18-21. Due to the special arrangement with Kennedy Space Center, this activity will only be open to CAP senior members in the AEO (215) Specialty Track, Aerospace Education...
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