At our squadron 59 meeting on 12-Sep-22, our Group 3 Commander, Maj Ken Benner, gave an electrifying presentation on science and physics that captured everyone’s attention. We understand that this was the first of two presentations that Maj Benner plans to give. We were very fortunate to have this presentation. Maj Benner started off by demonstrating how 15,000 volts of DC current could cause electricity to flow through air, just like lightning, using his mini-induction Jacob’s Ladder . "Jacob's Ladder" Next, he showed that a magnet falling through a copper tube generates a current in the copper causing a reciprocal magnet field that actually slows down the magnet as it falls through the tube. He did several other demonstrations with other metals that were fascinating. For each demonstration, he explained the physical principals being demonstrated. His last demonstration was the most “exciting” because he electrically charged various members of the audience using h
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Civil Air Patrol offers Aerospace Education to its members. You can see what CAP National has to say on the subject here: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/programs In preparation for the the Chuck Yeager award, there are some helpful reading materials for you available here: #1 - A Step-By-Step Guide To The Yeager Award #2 - Yeager Award Slide Presentation #3 - The Journey Of Flight - Complete E-Book We like to call these presentation materials "Yeager In A Box." Good luck on your journey into aewrospace education, and on your volunteer career with CAP!
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Squadron 59's new website is on the verge of going live as of 09/04/2022. Our landing page will be at https://www.squadron59.cap.gov/ , and all the links there will point to various pages on our main site at https://squadron59.blogspot.com/ . The old domain, https://www.squadron59.or g will be forwarded to https://www.squadron59.cap.gov/ within the next two days or so, which means you won't have to change how you reach our site. We hope these updates will better enable us to support our mission and serve our community. Thank you for visiting us, and kind regards, 2d Lt Dan Stafford Squadron 59 IT Officer.