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WAMA Aerospace Education Officer                       2019 September WAMA Aerospace Education Instructors

Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP                       Dr. Sylvie Giral Kacmarcik, Major, CAP                       

WAWG Director of Aerospace Education                    Gary Kacmarcik, Google Computer Engineer

Sylvie.Kacmarcik@wawg.cap.gov                              TBA





13 - 15 December 2019

AE & ES Drone Pilot Training and Certification class

Instructor: Lt Col Karl Moore


Due to the Wreaths Across America ceremony, this class will start at noon on Saturday.

Open to all CAP members, no prerequisite or experience required. Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters requires all CAP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilots be trained and certified in accordance with CAPR 70-1U. This class will include an overview of the drafted CAP Regulation and forms, FAA Safety compliance guidelines, demonstration and training flights, and a formal 20 minute check flight. The check flight will be per draft CAPF 5U, and subsequently entered into the national database. Students are encouraged to bring their personal drones to the class. You do not have to possess an FAA Pilot License, and you do not need to take the check-ride if you feel you are not ready. This class and check-ride is a requirement for members wishing to progress on to UAV Mission Aircrew status.
AE members will benefit from this course as it will parallel with the CAP/AE and the AMA STEM program. If you have never flown a drone – this class is perfect for you. If are highly experienced, be prepared to learn something new.
In the event of inclement weather we can fly in doors. It is December so be prepared for outdoor training.



WAMA Aerospace Education Track:

Through the WAMA Aerospace Education Track, cadets and senior members will be able to enjoy learning and exploring a variety of AE and STEM topics, as well as progress through their professional development. This track will also help you earn Certificates and Badges.

More experienced cadets will have the opportunity to assist, tutor and/or teach as part of the AE track of WAMA which will help them in their progress towards higher STEM badge ratings. AE classes will have a scaffolding structure where more experienced cadets will mentor less experienced ones in addition to doing more challenging activities.

For Senior Members: AEOs duties and Specialty Track Rating progressions require AEOs to participate to activities at group, wing, and region levels. WAMA is considered a Wing level activity. AEOs can participate in many ways:

Observing: learn new activities or new ways of doing activities and classes.
Assisting: some activities would benefit from having more than one AEO in the room and we will be grateful for any help offered.
Instructing: if you have an activity that you would love to share and teach, please contact WAMA’s AEO and we will work on integrating it in our program.

For many years, the Civil Air Patrol has been having a Model Rocketry program with a badge associated with the students accomplishments. (https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/programs/model-rocketry)


In August 2018, the Cadet Cyber Badge and Cadet STEM Badge were introduced. These new recognition programs will motivate cadets to participate in activities like CyberPatriot, robotics, astronomy, meteorology, drones / UAVs, flight simulators, and more.  See Cadet Cyber & STEM Recognition Programs CAPP 60-41 for more information (https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/CAPP_6041_F9333F40340B7.pdf).


Both the Cadet STEM Badge and Cadet Cyber Badge use a modular format. Recipients obtain a single, basic badge, and affix the appropriate star to denote their level of achievement. A blue star indicates the Basic rating, a silver star indicates the Intermediate rating, and a gold star indicates the Advanced rating. As cadets earn ratings, they may remove the old star and install the new, while keeping the same basic badge.


To earn a Cadet STEM Badge with increasing rating, a cadet must accomplish the following:

Cadet STEM Badge

Basic Rating

Intermediate Rating

Advanced Rating

Progress in CAP Cadet Program

C/SrA

Achievement 3

Col Mary Feik

C/MSgt
Achievement 5 Charles Lindbergh

C/2d Lt
Complete Phase II

Brig Gen. Billy Mitchell Award

Aerospace Education Testing

Two modules in the Aerospace Dimensions series

Two additional modules in the Aerospace Dimensions series.

Successful comprehensive exam of Aerospace Dimensions.

STEM Classroom activities

Participate in at least 12 hours of eligible STEM activities. The 12 hours’ participation may be in a

single thematic area or multiple areas.  

Participate in 12 additional hours of eligible STEM activities.

OR

Complete an additional 9 hours of eligible STEM activities as a student and complete 3 hours as a tutor or assistant instructor on STEM activities previously completed.

Participate in 12 hours of eligible STEM activities, beyond what was completed for the previous badges.

OR

Complete an additional 6 hours of eligible STEM activities as a student and complete an additional 6 hours as a tutor or assistant instructor on STEM activities previously completed

STEM log

Provide the unit AEO with a log of these accomplishments.

Provide the unit AEO with a log of these accomplishments.

As a community service, lead a group of non-cadet youth in any STEM-related hands-on activity of 30 minutes duration or longer.

Career Dossier

Research and write about a STEM-related occupation (civilian, government, or military).

Complete a 1- to 2-page dossier, this time on a different occupation, following the same

guidelines as used for the Basic Cadet STEM Badge.

Complete a 1- to 2-page dossier on yet another occupation, following the same guidelines as used for the Basic Cadet STEM Badge.


To earn a Cadet Cyber Badge with increasing rating, a cadet must accomplish the following:

Cadet Cyber Badge

Basic Rating

Intermediate Rating

Advanced Rating

Progress in CAP Cadet Program

C/Amn

Achievement 1
Maj Gen John Curry

C/SSgt

Complete Phase I
Wright Brothers Award

C/2d Lt

Complete Phase II
Brig Gen Billy Mitchell Award

Classroom activities

Complete the activities from the CAP Introduction to CyberSecurity Activity Guide. This involves classroom and hands-on activities comprising approximately 20 contact hours.

Participate in the CyberPatriot competition, serving in a team leadership role. This involves classroom and hands-on activities of approximately 20 contact hours.


AND


Successfully complete the CyberDefense Training Academy, Cyberspace Familiarization Course.

Serve a minimum of 30 (cumulative) contact hours as a tutor, assistant coach, or instructor for a CyberPatriot team or during activities associated with a squadron’s completion of the CAP Introduction to CyberSecurity Activity Guide.

OR

Complete the Cyber Defense Training Academy, Advanced Cyberspace Familiarization Course.

CyberPatriot competition
&
CyberDefense Training

Participate in the CyberPatriot competition. This involves classroom and hands-on activities of approximately 20

contact hours.

Complete a high school (or higher) course in computer science, information assurance, or cyber security.

OR

Obtain an industry-standard information security certification such as the CompTIA Security +, or (ISC)² SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner.

Career Dossier

Research and write about a cyber-related occupation (civilian, government, or military).

Complete another 1 to 2 page dossier, this time on a different occupation.

Provide at least 10 hours of IT service to CAP or another organization by managing a website, local access

network, or unit help desk.

OR

Design an application, administer Moodle courseware or other learning management system, or complete a project of similar scope and complexity.