AEROSPACE EXTRAVAGANZA 2013 PART I
Over 50 members went and it was great. If you missed this years trip plan on going next year.
AE Trip March 11 thru 15 to: click on pictures to go to their web page
, & Boneyard
Seniors and Cadets leaving KAFB early March 11 returning evening March 15.
So far we know: Est cost $125 per person, includes $11 a night for rooms,$12 a day for food Breakfest/Dinner , entry into Museums, Cost of gas for CAP vans.
Contact: 2lt Jane Lingenfelter for details
AEROSPACE EXTRAVAGANZA 2013 PART II
Keep checking for summer dates, to be held in Albuquerque
Looking for input on what you would like to see and attend.
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NEW MEXICO AEROSPACE EDUCATION 2012
At the New Mexico Wing Conference November 11 the following Aerospace Education Awards were presented
Cadet AE of the year: Cadet Mst/Sgt Ruth Darsey Eagle Cadet Sq.
Senior AE of the year: Lt Col Darrel Knutson Squadon II Senior Sq.
Senior AE Teacher of the year: Maj. Alta Zenonian Farmington Sq.
AEM AE Teacher of the year: Gary Bodman Madison Middle School.
Cadet Achevement 3 Mary Fiek attended several New Mexico Wing conferences and Aerospace Extravaganza.
19 year old Mary Fiek inspecting her design of a Captivair for a WWII P-51
New Mexico Wing Aerospace Education
Director of Aerospace Education: Ltc. Roland Dewing
Internal Aerospace Education: 2lt Jane Lingenfelter
External Aerospace Education: Ltc.Ted Spitzmiller
New Mexico Aerospace Education advisors:
CAP 1lt. John English (Space Science)
(Data engineer on Mariner mission to Mars)
CAP Capt. Ken Johnston (Apollo Specialist)
(Trained Apollo Astronauts to fly lunar module)
AEM Jerald Cross (Model Rocket Specialist)
USAF Capt. Heather Greatting (STK Specialist)
CAP Capt. David Braddi (Radio Control Specialist)
Col. James Novell
Southwest Region AE Chief of Staff: Lt. Col. Beth White
New Mexico Squadron Aerospace Education Officers
Alamogordo Composite Squadron 073 2nd Lt. Andrew Kemna
Meeting: Seniors 1st Tuesday 1900 Cadets Mondays 1815
Albuquerque Heights Composite Sq. 083 2nd Lt. Mary Fox
Meeting: Thursdays 1830
Albuquerque Senior Squadron II 030 Ltc. Darrel R Knutson
Meeting: 2nd Wednesday 1900
Clovis High Plains Composite Sq. 060 SM Yvonne Gurnick
Meeting: Seniors 1st Tuesday 1900 Cadets Thursday 1800
Eagle Cadet Squadron 012
Meeting: Thursday 1900
Farmington Composite Squadron 068 Maj. Alta Zenonian
Meeting: Seniors 1st 3rd Monday Cadets Mondays 1830
High Desert Composite Squadron 085 Ltc. Roger Lenard
Meeting: Mondays 1830
Las Cruces Composite Sq. 024 Ltc. Alan Fisher
Meeting: Seniors 1st 3rd Thursday 1900 Cadets Tuesdays 1830
Los Alamos Composite Sq. 016 Cpt. Marianne Francois
Meeting: Seniors 3rd Tuesday 1800 Cadets Mondays 1800
Rio Rancho Falcon Composite Sq. 077 Ltc. Ted Spitzmiller
Meeting: Thursdays 1900
Roswell Composite Sq. 082 Maj Thomas Clarke
Meeting: Mondays 1900
Santa Fe Composite Sq. 018 1 Lt. Roger A Tennant
Meeting: Tuesday 1830
Socorro Composite Sq. 084 Maj. David G Finley
Meeting: Thursday 1830
Taos Senior Sq. 006 1 Lt. Jonathan S Kushner
Meeting: 2nd Thursday 1800
Thunderbird Composite Sq. 033 Cpt. Rocio Gonzalez
Meeting: Tuesday 1845
Group 800 (School program)
Eagle Ridge Middle School Sq. 805 Cpt. Paula S Blagrave
LBJ Middle School Sq 811 Cpt. Michelle L Noyce
AIMS (Abq School for Math & Science) Sq. 816 1st Lt. Philip Watje
Rio Rancho Middle School Sq. 817 Cpt. Robert Will
Tony Hillerman Middle School Sq. 818 2nd Lt. Garland Harris
Belen Middle School Sq. 819 Maj. Ralph Johnston
National Headquarters Aerospace Resources:
AEO Schools, reports Awards for senior, cadets and Teachers, AEX Awards Program,
AFA Grants, Teacher TOP, Model Rocketry Program, Publications
Links to other Aerospace Related Web Sites:
Air Force Association AFA
We Choose the Moon
Centennial of Flight Commission
Utube videos Col. Joseph Kittinger Felix Baumgartner
Last B36 now at Pima was at Amon Carter Field Ft Worth
Free Flightsimulators Article on X-Plane, FlightGear and Orbiter - view information, screenshots and download directly from the article.
Unusual Looking Aircraft
Senior Member AEPSM (Chuck Yeager Award) Download and study each chapter of "The Journey of Flight 2nd Edition" in e-services "Aerospace Downloads", or purchase the "Journey of Flight" book from Vanguard. Take the open book test on National web page, CAP University. Your accomplishment will be automatically credited to your CAP record and you can print out the Chuck Yeager Certificate.
Aerospace Web Sites:
New Mexico Wing Civil Air Patrol receives a grant from Boeing to show teachers ways to use Aerospcae in the classroom. These are the
the Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) workshops we have held for 2012. We will have more in 2013, watch this page for information on the next
Albuquerque KAFB, Saturday February 28 2012
39 teachers attended
Las Cruces Airport, Saturday April 28th 2012
30 teachers attended
Hobbs, NM June 25th 2012
30 teachers attended
Next TOP November 3 2012
18 teachers attended
We held our second Aerospace Extravaganza Oct 12-14
Aerospace Extravaganza II
40th Anniversary of Apollo Space Program
Over 100 CAP members across the state including El Paso Texas attended
Where: Alamogordo, NM
Hosting: Alamogordo Composite Sqdn (Senior members Did a terrific job hosting the event. Here's the activities
Friday, 12 Oct – Cadets/Seniors worked with the Space Museum. Museum was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Space Program!!!!! Cadets/Seniors provide help to school students making and launching air pressure rockets. Manned the Civil Air Patrol booth. Cadets met Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt and overfiled the IMAX theater presention "Reno Air Races". Cadet C/MSgt Darsey had lunch with astromaut Harrison Schmitt.
Saturday, 13 Oct– AE/Apollo Space Program Presentations by Cadet C/MSgt Ruth Darsey and Maj. Ken Johnston. Cadet Darsey did two 45min presentions on the history of the apollo program and Maj. Johnston who trained the Apollo astronauts to fly the luner module including astronaut Harrison Schmitt talked about his experances in the Apollo program. 24 New cadets received their first Power orientation Ride. The evening finished with a DDR presention by Capt. Helen Green.
Sunday, 14 Oct – Finished the weekend with breakfast and clean-up. Departure around 1000. Everyone had a safe weekend.