The authority for Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education and Training Mission is derived from Public Law 476, signed on 1 July 1946. The law states the objectives and purposes of CAP are “to provide an organization to encourage and aid American citizens in the contribution of their efforts, services, and resources in the development of aviation and in the maintenance of air supremacy…” and “to provide aviation education and training, especially to the senior and cadet members…”
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Programs implement the AE mission goals and objectives. These AE programs provide an understanding and appreciation of aviation and space exploration in our world. Aerospace Education is communicating knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to aerospace activities and the total impact of air and space technology upon society.