Welcome to Dixie Air Force JROTC

Pilot Ground School, 1st Quarter 2015   When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.  Da Vinci, Leonardo

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 COURSE DISCLOSURE       Free Flight Magazine   Apply for a flight scholarship JULY
Boeing's New Ab Initio Program

 
New FlyQ 12-month Electronic Flight Bag subscription for $39 ($100 off)

Extra Credit:  FAA Medical Exam         Different levels of JROTC Pilot Wings
 
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee flies the U-2! (August 2015)

 
11/15 Aug  Video; Introductions; issue books, cubby holes for books; intro to Whicker Clickers (CPS)  
16/17 Aug Video; Intro to the 4-a-day #1; measuring exercise; distance with a protractor; flying a small airplane video; enter flight weights 
18/19 Aug Aviation Career reports (50 pts); introducing Col; new astronauts; Uniform issue (returning cadets); licensing;  IACRA - How to apply for a student pilot license 
24 Aug  DR SNOW SUB: military time; US Naval Observatory; bus handout; medical exam process using MedXpress (video); duration;  disqualifying conditions; new law regarding 3rd Class Medicals (Highlights 2017) 
26 Aug Make up presentations in morning class;  4-a-day #2STARs; Time Zones discussion; Uniform Inspection (returning cadets); introducing the E6B flight computer
 
30 Aug Military Time; Time Zones; intro to simulators; Chart Symbology; HURRICANE AIRPORT SAFETY, 6:30 pm (Extra Credit - free BBQ) 
1 SepTime Zones quiz  
6 Sep  
8 Sep Lat-Long Whicker Clicker; Lat-Long slides; Great Circle Route 
12 Sep
 How to measure a course; Course/Heading/Lat-Long/Distance Exercise; birthplace lat-long contest 
14 Sep

4-a-day#Q;; Chapter 1:  Intro to textbook use (using brown highlights for emphasis; summary checklist); Aircraft categories and classes;  NOTETAKER

 
16 SepIntroduce Compass Headings; Runway headings 
20 Sep FAA Exam, Ch 1; Intro to Simulator 
22 Sep

Cadet Portraits

 
26 Sep

PROMOTIONS!  Finish Runways - Rwy Whicker Clicker exercise and quiz Name That Runway!;

 
28 Sep  
30 Sep  V-speeds; gyroscopes; Magnetic Variation & Deviation; Magnetic Compass Errors (see handout); Parts of an airplane w/Quiz; Simulator #1 Quiz Due (ask Colonel for it); 
4 Oct
 ORIENTATION FLIGHTS! 
6 Oct SIMULATOR #1 QUIZ due Intro to Flight Instruments (Video - Aviation 101); Basic T Instruments; Pitot Static System; Compass &  Gyroscopic  Instruments (Aviatiion 101); Bearings; Standard Day; Lapse Rate; AWOS
 2nd Simulator Quiz due
 
10 Oct Dr. Snow substitutesAltitudes (start video at 1:10) & Altimeters; 4-a-day #3 (except 1st period Thu - they've already had this 4-a-day, so give them 4-a-day #4 below) 
12 Oct Mon, 12 Oct - MINIMUM DAY - Satellite schools don't come to JROTC;  
13-14 Oct FALL BREAK! No School 
   Aircraft Systems (read Sec A & B before class); EngineAileronElevator 4-cycle engine quiz; Carburetor; Finish Aircraft Systems; Engine Video 
 

9-11 Discussion; transponders; ; Ch 2; Hazardous Attitudes4-a-day #5Rocky Mountain ILS; G1000 & Conclusion video - Aviation 101; E6B quiz on time/distance/speed

 

 Dual ignition; propellers; oil & fuel systems Whicker Clicker; Latitude-Longitude on map; how to determine bearing; Comm/Nav boxesFAA Test, Ch 2 Sec C, Flight Instruments
 
 ; Review contest for flight simulator software
 
  Altimeters & Altitudes; 
 Hurricane Airport Safety Brief (extra credit)
 
  FAA Exam, Ch 2, Sec C (55 questions)
 
  LAST DAY OF QUARTER; catch up on missing assignments & simulators
 
  FALL BREAK  - www.nametags4u.com   Aircraft Systems (read Sec A & B before class); EngineAileronElevator 4-cycle engine quiz; Carburetor; Finish Aircraft Systems; Engine Video 
 Land Where?Fighter Pilot; Air Traffic ControllersATC Part 24-a-day #74-a-day #6;  Wake turbulence; 

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HIGHLIGHTS

Ha'aheo's video tribute to Colonel Whicker
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