in the Cadet Program combines book learning with hands-on activities and orientation flights. These are paired with hands-on
educational projects to reinforce the material in the texts (e.g. model rocket launches, air shows, satellite imagery module,
robotics module, model aircraft flights).
Cadets are eligible
for orientation rides in CAP aircraft, military aircraft, and gliders. Each flight is a hands-on activity where cadets
apply what they learn and experience the joy of flight. In a recent year, cadets completed 12,000 glider flights and 16,000
flight hours in 575 aircraft. The cost of these flights is covered in the low yearly membership fee. CAP builds enthusiasm
for aviation and space through its aerospace education programs. CAP’s cadets learn about aviation history and the scientific
principles that make flight possible.
also entered the cyber realm. CAP has partnered with the Air Force Association to support Cyber Patriot, a youth activity
designed to promote awareness about the dangers of cyber-attack.