Seidel Chapter
Dallas, Texas

Education Programs


The AFA Seidel-Dallas Chapter needs your help! Our mission is to provide motivation for young people to understand the need for a strong aerospace force component of our national defense posture. Scholarships and financial support are provided to allow our youth to participate in aerospace programs in which they might not otherwise be able to participate. Each year we award a scholarship to the winner of our Earle North Parker scholarship essay program, provide financial assistance to CAP cadets who wish to participate in the Flight Academies and make awards to Seidel Chapter Teacher of the Year. Providing these awards and scholarships requires funds.

The Dallas Aerospace Education Foundation of the Seidel-Dallas Chapter 232 that supports these programs is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are fully deductible. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Contributions should be sent to Mr. Ric Hamer, at 1965 Remington Lane, Frisco, TX 75034. Feel free to contact Ric at 214-769-1078 or . Any amount is valuable and appreciated.

CAP FLIGHT ACADEMIES. Civil Air Patrol Cadets are required to learn the physics of flight, how engines and aircraft systems work, how to read aeronautical charts, airpower history, etc. in order to be promoted. This is a great way to learn everything needed for the FAA Private Pilot's Written Exam. Special summer academies are available for CAP Cadets to receive flight instruction in either gliders or powered aircraft. This is an intense encampment where they attend ground school half the day and fly the other half with Certified Flight Instructors.

EARLE NORTH PARKER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP. The Earle North Parker Essay Program is an ongoing annual essay competition available to Texas high school seniors, in both public and private schools. The purpose of the program is to foster judicious thought about patriotism and/or national security matters. The essay competition provides a vehicle for rewarding scholastic excellence and providing financial assistance to the contestants for pursuing higher education.

SEIDEL CHAPTER TEACHER OF THE YEAR. The purpose of the program is to recognize classroom teachers at the state level for their accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science and math (STEM) and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. This is a unique opportunity to reward special teachers who are furthering excellence and making coming to class an adventure. If you wish to nominate a teacher contact Ric Hamer at 214-769-1078 or .

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