Civil Air Patrol

Aerospace Education Excellence

Notice the “X” in AEX does not stand for Extra, but EXcellence. Every squadron and group is already doing what it
takes to earn this award, except one step – registering for the award! (it takes less than 5 minutes)  Some of these can also fulfill other requirements, such as safety (weather discussion). There are many opportunities for AE subject matter – even those outside the CAP AEX books.

CAPR 52-16 (Effective 1-FEB-11) – Section 1-6b 2b:
Each unit with cadet members shall conduct at least one AEX activity per quarter.

***Continuing the Excellence – 6 MIWG units are already registered for 2015-16 School Year!***

2014
Highest number of AEX completions in the nation – 4 years running!
2013
Michigan does it 3 years in row – leading the nation in AEX awards with 86% of Michigan squadrons earning their award
2012
Michigan does it 2 years in a row, earning more AEX awards than any other wing!
2011
Michigan wing earns more AEX Awards than any other wing!!!

Participating members of the unit receive completion certificates and a beautiful walnut plaque. If your squadron or group has not signed-up contact Major Pat Gorman or Maj Jeff Burl to find out how easy it is to earn this award. Your squadron is already doing what it takes!!

To Register:

  • Log into e-Services (as the squadron/group AEO)
  • Select the AEX tab from the right pane
  • Select “Apply for AEX” in the left pane
  • Verify your information in the registration section
  • Click on the drop down for year you intent to complete
  • Order AEX book and/or click “Submit” at the bottom

Examples of aerospace related items:

  • Rocketry program
  • Orientation flights
  • Aerospace classes,
  • Open houses
  • Weather discussions
  • Guest speakers

Once you have completed six activities, and a two hour field trip/discussion/activity (museum, weather station, airport, etc), visit
the same AEX tab in eServices and click on the “AEX Award Report” in the left pane.
Complete a sentence on each of the section titles for the activity or lesson you completed and indicate the number of completion
certificates required. Click “submit” and your certificates and plaque should arrive within 3 to 4 weeks.

AEX Games – Click to download and play

Jeopardy
AEX Pictionary
Sectional Chart “Road Rally”
Airports – The Quiz Show

Downloads / Videos that make Great AEX discussions
The latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp
Boeing New Missile Technology Test
De Havilland Mosquito KA114 flies again
Spot the International Space Station over your backyard with the New NASA Service
What happens when you wring-out a washcloth soaking wet in space?

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