National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol Offers

If you are suddenly finding yourself as a home-school educator or as a leader of youth who can only meet virtually, Aerospace Education @CivilAirPatrol is producing video lessons to help you.

The Yeager test is a 100 question, open book test, and is not timed. It is based upon The Journey of Flight 3rd Edition. You can download the book by going to

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  • Journey of Flight

When you are ready to take the test it is available by going to

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  • Online Learning and Learning Management System Aerospace Education

When you pass the test you will receive the Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award and are authorized to wear the Yeager Award ribbon. Please advise your squadron AEO and CC so the certificate, ribbon and ceremony can be arranged. 


National Museum of the AF - Move through the museum, get a good look at the exhibits, use search function.  You can look for a specific aircraft/person  that may be tied to a Civil Air Patrol Achievement or check out several aircraft and figure out what they have in common.                             

Greenville SC Sqd  AEO covers AE Modules and does scheduled lessons of 36 to 65 Minutes.

NHQ will help you sign up for AEX. If you haven't signed up NOW is the time.

YouTube and others correlated to CAP AE Modules

Module 1-Introduction to Flight

MIT forces on aircraft algebra used-advanced 

Forces on and aircraft 

Forces on an aircraft simpler than the MIT presentation 

Airplane Flight Controls

Primary Flight Controls

Montgolfier Brothers

Glider Flight q=how+do+gliders+fly&&view=detail&mid=9E9ABEF0DB95232B17ED9E9ABEF0DB95232B17E D&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dhow%2520do%2520gliders%2520fly %26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Dhow%2520do %2520gliders%2520fly%26sc%3D3-18%26sk%3D%26cvid %3D85A25A128302417EBC22EF639ECB3B67 

History of Aviation  1hr46m q=YouTube+Videos+Aviation+Histoery&&view=detail&mid=BB06DB76E934C991E2A6BB06DB76 E934C991E2A6&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DYouTube%2BVideos %2BAviation%2BHistoery%26FORM%3DVDMHRS 

Module 2-Aircraft Systems and Airports 

P&W How a Jet Engine Works q=function+of+jet+engines+you+tube&docid=607986400300631092&mid=7DE6D4A6029D3005985 47DE6D4A6029D30059854&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

piston engine q=engine+types+you+tube+how+they+work&qpvt=engine+types+you+tube+how+they+work&view= detail&mid=11B59AD7CADD1F86469711B59AD7CADD1F864697&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru= %2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dengine%2Btypes%2Byou%2Btube%2Bhow%2Bthey%2Bwork %26qpvt%3Dengine%2Btypes%2Byou%2Btube%2Bhow%2Bthey%2Bwork%26FORM%3DVDRE 

Airport Markings and Signs q=you+tube+airplane+markins+and+signs&&view=detail&mid=AC18E8F3E27D4C62A7A8AC18E8 F3E27D4C62A7A8&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube %2520airplane%2520markins%2520and%2520signs%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVRMH%26sp %3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520airplane%2520markins%2520and%2520signs%26sc%3D0- 35%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D5AE4C9226E66418699351E973E975203 

Aircraft Instruments q=aircraft+instrumens+you+tube&qpvt=aircraft+instrumens+you+tube&view=detail&mid=E36B745C 38682BA18804E36B745C38682BA18804&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq %3Daircraft%2Binstrumens%2Byou%2Btube%26qpvt%3Daircraft%2Binstrumens%2Byou%2Btube %26FORM%3DVDRE 

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Small Aircraft Engines q=Small+Aircraft+Engines&&view=detail&mid=B9053B2A037D506E32FDB9053B2A037D506E32 FD&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DSmall%2BAircraft%2BEngines %26FORM%3DVDMHRS 

Module 3-Air Environment


TheAtmosphere q=you+tube+the+atmospherr&&view=detail&mid=CB1D6877D722D1C09529CB1D6877D722D1C0 9529&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520the %2520atmospherr%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube %2520the%2520atmospherr%26sc%3D3-23%26sk%3D%26cvid %3D56B61126A1BD4E858BAF390CDA3A92F4 

The Atmosphere q=temperature+in+atmosphere&&view=detail&mid=3BA39B634802DD8354CF3BA39B634802DD8 354CF&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dtemperature%2520in %2520atmosphere%26qs%3DAS%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D1%26pq%3Dtemperature%2520in %2520atmosphere%26sc%3D4-25%26cvid%3D211A8E774C144549A4B525B778678709 

Cloud Types q=you+tube+coud+types&&view=detail&mid=9BAD675A85DA1B1A48AE9BAD675A85DA1B1A4 8AE&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520coud %2520types%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520coud %2520type%26sc%3D2-18%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D7A7470EE58D94C62B9EB8812006982E5 

Air Pressure q=you+tube+aatmospheric+pressure&docid=608005521445947258&mid=85A3D87B9501BE70A489 85A3D87B9501BE70A489&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

Humidity q=you+tube+humidity&&view=detail&mid=066AEB4D9CE3D864FCC8066AEB4D9CE3D864FCC8 &&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520humidity%26qs %3Dn%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520humidity%26sc%3D7- 17%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D94CB138C21DA428AB29344F7BCD77140 


Module 4-Rockets

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Rockets and Missiles 53 min q=types+of+rockets&&view=detail&mid=5EB5D97D0208E60B9F285EB5D97D0208E60B9F28&&F ORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dtypes%2520of%2520rockets%26qs%3Dn %26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26ghc%3D2%26pq%3Dtypes%2520of%2520rock%26sc %3D8-13%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D6F8375099187450EB8E23B4C4D468460 

Rocket Staging q=multisatage+rockes&&view=detail&mid=33678C3E3AD4A1000C3B33678C3E3AD4A1000C3B& &FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dmultisatage%2520rockes%26qs%3Dn %26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dmultisatage%2520rockes%26sc%3D8-18%26sk%3D %26cvid%3D45369DAE55024472AB88863E21A3643

History of Rockets q=rolcket+history+you+tube&&view=detail&mid=0915A2AB5922C040B33C0915A2AB5922C040B 33C&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Drolcket%2520history%2520you %2520tube%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Drolcket%2520history %2520you%2520tube%26sc%3D0-24%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D9B98462C44274F05A8084ABB9548B40F 

How Do Rockets Work q=you+tube+how+do+rockets+workrockets&qpvt=you+tube+how+do+rockets+workrockets&view=d etail&mid=FD217F2332188FD93955FD217F2332188FD93955&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru= %2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2Btube%2Bhow%2Bdo%2Brockets%2Bworkrockets%26qpvt%3Dyou%2Btube%2Bhow%2Bdo%2Brockets%2Bworkrockets%26FORM%3DVDRE 

Newton's Laws of Motion q=you+tube+newtons+laws+of+motionm&&view=detail&mid=CA0F9B41D7A468731F24CA0F9B4 1D7A468731F24&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube %2520newtons%2520laws%2520of%2520motionm%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520newtons%2520laws%2520of%2520motionm%26sc%3D1- 32%26sk%3D%26cvid%3DDB58414A32434F0AB561AB1B3C595433 

Module 5-Space Environment

Scale of Solar System time, planets distance q=you+tube+scale+of+solar+system&docid=608017543075008410&mid=B3673CCE2491AE7D75E CB3673CCE2491AE7D75EC&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

Celestial Objects q=celestial+objects&&view=detail&mid=8CCF0152303167DB8AD58CCF0152303167DB8AD5&&F O RM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcelestial%2520objects%26qs%3Dn%26form %3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dcelestial%2520object%26sc%3D8-16%26sk%3D%26cvid %3D869E6F8C49614604B869BB90E4EBBCA3 

Magnetosphere q=youtube+magnetosphere&&view=detail&mid=B9B58EA251D72DE69FC3B9B58EA251D72DE69 FC3&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyoutube%2520magnetosphere%26qs%3DSC%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520smagnetosphere%26sc%3D1-23%26cvid%3DC84F0887AC78483D9BB1095070D9E445 

Rotation and Revolution q=you+tube+space+environment+around+the+earth&&view=detail&mid=F0CE71027EFE46B6741B F0CE71027EFE46B6741B&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520space%2520environment%2520around%2520the%2520earth%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dyou%2520tube%2520space%2520environment %2520around%2520the%2520earth%26sc%3D0-43%26sk%3D%26cvid %3DC98FF92D8F2B44A4AC2FA123FE839E74 

Gravity, Weight, and Mass q=mass+and+gravity+in+space+you+tube&&view=detail&mid=33E917FC3B592D8505B133E917FC 3B592D8505B1&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dmass%2520and%2520gravity%2520in%2520space%2520you%2520tube%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dmass%2520and%2520gravity%2520in%2520space%2520you%2520tube%26sc %3D0-34%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D13764B00F30248AD9E3DEF1284F9E3A5 


Module 6-Living and Working in Space

Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space ORM=VDQVAP 

Living and Working on the Space Station (Living and Working on theInternational Space Station.) 

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How do Satellites Get and Stay in Orbit q=you+tube+weather+satellites&&view=detail&mid=10AE2AC6F625374BE0FC10AE2AC6F625374 BE0FC&&FORM=VDRVRV 

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Philip Morrison Powers of Ten 

The film begins with an overhead view of a man and woman picnicking in a park at the Chicago lakefront — a one-meter- square overhead image of the figures on a blanket surrounded by food and books they brought with them, one of them being The Voices of Time by J. T. Fraser. The viewpoint, accompanied by expository voiceover by Philip Morrison, then slowly zooms out to a view ten meters across (or 101 m in scientific notation). The zoom-out continues (at a rate of one power of ten per 10 seconds), to a view of 100 meters (102 m) then 1 kilometer (103 m) (where we see the entirety of Chicago), and so on, increasing the perspective and continuing to zoom out to a field of view of 10 24 meters, or the size of the observable universe. The camera then zooms back in at a rate of a power of ten per 2 seconds to the picnic, and then slows back down to its original rate into the man's hand, to views of negative powers of ten—10−1 m (10 centimeters), and so forth, revealing a skin cell and zooming in on it—until the camera comes to quarks in a proton of a carbon atom at 10−16 meter.[1] 

Careers in Aerospace
NEW   Making Room for Diverse Populations in STEM: 101 Resources
 The theme of ‘making room’ involves increasing understanding and acting with intention to improve STEM spaces for diverse populations. Specifically, we want to highlight people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, Women and a group often overlooked in STEM, those with strong religious convictions. 



Pathways to aviation - A guide to careers in aviation

 A Remarkable woman - Read about a woman who flew large passenger planes, and as a test pilot

      Background on ETPS can be found here-

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)/STEM K-12 Outreach

What is Aerospace Engineering? Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. It is broken into two major overlapping disciplines: aeronautical engineering (for vehicles that stay within Earth's atmosphere) and astronautical engineering (for vehicles that travel beyond Earth's atmosphere). Aerospace engineering applies the fascinating science behind the forces of nature and the physical properties of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft. Check out these STEM K-12 resources.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Hyping Engineering  Careers

Engineering Career Exploration

Airport Tycoon - Manage employees, restaurants, maintenance and more.  

  • What did you like about the career?
  • What did you not like about the career?
  • Is this a career you had ever considered? Why or why not?
  • What did you learn about managing the airport? Why do you think the game included the categories it did?
  • What did you learn about investing in the future? 

Airport Madness 6 - Manage take-off, landing and taxiing aircraft  

  • I would start with "Go easy on me" If you choose to " increase the pace" it will quickly increase the pace pretty quickly. I would not zoom in. The little green dots on the insert in the bottom right corner are incoming flights that are not yet on the screen.
  • What did you learn about organization?
  • What did you learn about situational awareness?
  • What did you learn about the pace of the job?
  • What did you like about the job?
  • What did you dislike about the job?
  • Is this a career you have ever considered? Why or Why not


NEW! Awesome virtual trips and tours from all over the world: .

New  It's a great list of virtual field-trips for museums, historical sites and landmarks, zoos and other interactive sites! I thought other families would get some use out of it while they're stuck at home


Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Virtual Tour - Get the layout of the building by rotating until you see a green square with the arrow. click on the arrow to go to that hall.  hard to see exhibits - read articles by clicking on images on the right.       

The first is, which is "advertised" as a variety of online resources of the Museum, including stories of aviation and space and interactive activities... enjoy a variety of online programs, stories, videos, activities, virtual tours, and resources directly from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  They've compiled some of their best digital resources and are continually adding new content

The second site is, which is "advertised" as fun and exciting ways to make sure the students and cadets in your life keep learning by binging the wonders of Air and Space to life through videos, hands on activities, games, and more.

National Museum of flight - click on all the links and see still shots of all the aircraft                                         

National Museum of the AF - Move through the museum, get a good look at the exhibits, use search function.  You can look for a specific aircraft/person  that may be tied to a Civil Air Patrol Achievement or check out several aircraft and figure out what they have in common.                                                                             

National Naval Aviation Museum - Click on the white arrows in the blue circles to move. Click on the white "i" in the blue circle for a close up of the aircraft and info on the aircraft.                             

NASA -Take a tour of NASA's Flight Research Center  -Lots of reading - zoom is impressive - check out the latest column on the left

NASA - Take tours of tours of various labs by selecting from a list. Lots of icons to click on. It is worth making the sound work, easy to move and navigate.                                                                            

NASA - Take a tour through Hubble Mission Control by watching several videos, pause/finish one video before starting the next or both will play at the same time. Use full screen mode to see everything discussed.          

NASA - Take a virtual tour of the Langley VA facility  - First of two ways to get to the tour.  Tour is a picture with a pretty good zoom feature and a lot of reading. Very informative links in the reading. Good if you are doing a term paper. Best way to find the "tours" is to type "virtual tours" into the search box in the top right. Best part for me was the "Galleries" Most are free to copy and use.  

NASA - Take a virtual tour of the Langley VA facility - Second of two ways to get there. Scroll down attractions and take this tour. Move from building to building by clicking on the list on the left. Watch the video before clicking on the left and right arrows to see the still pictures.            



Discovery Channel Tours of various places - Scroll down to "Search" and click on the down arrow to the left to find topics. Teacher can find help by following the "Virtual Learning Page" link.  

Discovery Channel - a wide variety of topics including some of the pandering shows but has links to some astronomy stuff listed below.

     - Lots of astronomy stuff including date specific events.                                               - lots of space stuff but I would click on Space Flight and Science and Astronomy in the dark blue banner at the top.                            

A link to 11 other virtual tours of Science Museums  - This is preview and  ad for 11 museums and the links are normal text underlined in brown.              

Scholastic  31 Best Field Trips  - A link to 31 Virtual Field Tours - some better than other. More towards history, and social sciences                                                                

National Geographic - Doing what National Geographic does best, geography and culture.                      

Smithsonian - Natural History Museum - You would think with controls that sensitive you could get close enough to read the exhibits. Some things you can get a good view of and easy to use to do a quick walk through and plan your real visit        

Michigan Science Center - You can work your way through this if you are familiar with the Google maps controls. You can get a good walk through to plan your physical trip but hard to see any of the exhibits or learn from them.

Lone Start Flight Museum - Daily Posts on Instagram and Facebook

Cradle of Aviation Museum  - Scroll down to take the virtual tour

Air Zoo - Aerospace and other science experements

The USS  Hornet - The Hornet played a number of roles in aerospace history. Learn about them

Framingham State University's virtual tour of their planetarium, including a link to the Solar Storm movie/presentation. 

A virtual field trip to Hill AFB to see the F-35, narrated by the 419th Fighter Wing's Vice Commander: