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         
 
 
15 Aug  Video; Introductions; issue books, cubby holes for books; intro to (CPS)(Chapter1 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
17 Aug Video;  measuring exercise; distance with a protractor; flying a small airplane video; Intro to sUAS: intro to phonetic alphabet using radios  
21Aug Aviation Career reports (50 pts); Uniform issue (returning cadets); licensing;  IACRA - How to apply for a student pilot license 
23 Aug Military time; US Naval Observatory; bus handout; medical exam process using MedXpress (video); duration;  disqualifying conditions; new law regarding 3rd Class Medicals (Highlights 2017) 
27 AugMake up presentations in morning class; STARs; Time Zones discussion; introducing the E6B flight computer
 
29 AugPhonetic Alphabet; Military Time; Time Zones; Aircraft parts: intro to simulators and cockpit layout (Chapter 2 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
31AugTime Zones /aircraft parts quiz;  Intro to Human Factors  
5 Sep Unmanned Aerial Systems
 
7 Sep Star Gazing (sub); Airplane systems (chapter 2): video on auto engines:   how jet engines work video
 
11 Sep
Flight instruments
 
13 SepHow to measure a course; Course/Heading/Lat-Long/Distance Exercise; birthplace lat-long contest 
17 Sep

Chapter 1:  Intro to textbook use (using brown highlights for emphasis; summary checklist); Aircraft categories and classes;  NOTETAKER

 
19 SepV speeds; chapter 2 assessment 
21 Sep

 Substitutes; Jeppesen video and simulator practice

 
25 Sep

Runway/Compass Headings - Rwy clicker exercise and quiz Name That Runway!;

 
27 Sep  Review - simulator time; Test; Homework Due Wed 4 Oct (get your FTN #) by creating a new account
 
 1 Oct
 V-speeds; gyroscopes; Magnetic Variation & Deviation; Magnetic Compass Errors (see handout); Parts of an airplane w/Quiz; Simulator #1 Quiz Due  
 3 Oct
 tbd  
 5 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
 
9 OctAltitudes (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) 
15 Oct   
12  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; 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;