Register for National Congress

Step One: Download and fill out the registration form.
Click on link below to download the form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Conference Registration Form (32K)

If you would like a form mailed to you please contact Judy Stone:

Step Two: Send it in!
Mail the registration form to Civil Air Patrol:

2004 National Congress Registration
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332

Or, FAX your registration to:










CAP joins with the U.S. Air Force

each year in sponsoring the

 National Congress on Aviation and Space Education,

 (NCASE) the nation’s premier conference in this field. There educators from across the country learn how to use aviation and space themes in a variety of subject areas. CAP has sponsored NCASE since 1967 and its programs reach more than 50,000 students each year.CAP also sponsors several prestigious awards for those who promote aerospace to the field.
Take advantage of the programs and resources Civil Air Patrol has to offer and start adding excitement to your classroom today! Civil Air Patrol promotes and supports aerospace education, both for its own members and the general public. Such education helps prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace society and understand its related issues.

CAP offers more than 30 educational products, including a secondary textbook, Aerospace: The Journey of Flight, and the middle-school-level Aerospace Dimensions. Teachers can get free classroom materials and lesson plans from CAP by joining CAP’s Aerospace Education Membership program. All CAP materials meet national standards.

CAP joins with the U.S. Air Force each year in sponsoring the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education, (NCASE) the nation’s premier conference in this field. There educators from across the country learn how to use aviation and space themes.


Vice Commander   

Capt Nancy Bateman

Administrative Officer

SM Cheryl Roberson

Logistics Officer  

 Capt Gale Long

About the National Congress

On 8 January 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its enactment in 1965.

The National Congress on Aviation and Space Education addresses the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act with its direct emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. National Congress participants share new experiences and discover learning tools to engage students at all grade levels in hands-on, minds-on classroom activities as they learn how the wonders of aviation and space can be a way to teach ordinary subjects in an extraordinary way.

As a national standards-based educational symposium, the National Congress provides educators with professional development, personal growth, motivational teaching strategies, and networking opportunities as it brings them together with education, business, and industry leaders and master teachers. This results in improved classroom teaching and supports greater student learning in science, technology, and mathematics.

The National Congress on Aviation and Space Education is the premier aerospace education conference in the nation.  It is a national standards-focused educational event that encourages the use of aviation and space themes to help inspire students to excel in science, math, technology, language arts, social studies, and other subjects.


Visit the exhibit hall to see what the Congress sponsors and exhibitors have to offer. NASA and several other exhibitors always have lots of free education materials for participants.

Dynamic Keynote Speakers

The Congress spotlights famous aviation and space pioneers plus NASA astronauts and distinguished educators.  These outstanding keynote speakers and the concurrent sessions are hailed as the highlight of the Congress by hundreds of participants every year.





Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions offer a diverse selection of proven methods designed to bring aviation and space-themed excitement into the classroom. These are demonstration units presented by the master teachers who developed them. The variety is extensive, with sessions designed to provide information, materials, and motivation.  Many sessions offer free CDs and other educational aids. NASA educational specialists are some of the outstanding presenters we recruit every year.  


Induction into the Crown Circle for Aerospace Education Leadership is the pinnacle award at the National Congress and is one of the highest honors bestowed in the field of aerospace education. Join us on Friday evening for the banquet and induction ceremony.

During the Congress, recognition is made of the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. The National Aeronautic Association will present the Brewer Trophy during their annual luncheon and the Dr. Mervin K. Strickler, Jr. Aviation Education Leadership Award will be presented by the National Coalition for Aviation Education.