Advanced Technologies Academy

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Date(s) - 07/16/2016 - 07/23/2016
All Day

Peterson AFB

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July 16, 2016 – July 23, 2016
Peterson AFB, CO
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Do you enjoy being on the cutting edge of today’s technology? Do you like to fly? Do you have the basic computer skills mastered and want to use your knowledge to help CAP perform it’s primary missions? Are you interested in space and would like to be able to track satellites, other orbital objects, and the International Space Station in orbit from your squadron’s computer? We combine all these activities into an exciting week during the Advanced Technologies Academy!

You will learn all about ARCHER – Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyper-spectral Enhanced Recon! CAP was the first organization to deploy real-time, airborne hyper-spectral imaging. You will receive classroom training on ARCHER and then fly ARCHER sorties in the Gippsland GA-8 Airvan!

You will also learn about and fly with GIIEPS! Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation – Portable!  Which allows for real-time and near real time full motion video, digital imagery, and in-flight chat capability with a myriad of local, state, and federal agencies!

You will also see how CAP provides some of the first photographs of disaster sites by flying in CAP aircraft and taking the photos yourself! This dynamic Aerial Photography mission is exploding as one of CAP’s most important missions! You will also get hands-on demonstrations of infrared and night vision equipment.

Another part of the activity is the CAP Satellite Tool Kit program. You will learn to use this state-of-the-art space computer application to learn about satellite missions, types and locations of satellite orbits and many other interesting space operations topics.