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         
 
Communication - non verbals (Dog gone funny); Phyco on door: Cool Fighter Jets
Sub Stuff: Flying Idaho
 
16 Aug  Video; Introductions; issue books, cubby holes for books; intro to (CPS)(Chapter1 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
20 Aug Video;  distance with a protractor; flying a small airplane video; Intro to sUAS: intro to phonetic alphabet using radios  
22 Aug Aviation Career reports (50 pts); Uniform issue (returning cadets); licensing;  IACRA - How to apply for a student pilot license 
26 Aug Military time; US Naval Observatory;  medical process using MedXpress (video); duration;  disqualifying conditions; new law regarding 3rd Class Medicals (Highlights 2017) 
28 AugMake up presentations in morning class; Time Zones discussion; introducing the flight computer
 
30 AugPhonetic Alphabet; Military Time; Time Zones; Aircraft parts: intro to simulators and cockpit layout (Chapter 2 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
4 Sep
Intro to Human Factors  
6 Sep Unmanned Aerial Systems   
10 SepAirplane systems (chapter 2): video on auto engines:   how jet engines work video
 
12 Sep
Chapter 1:  Intro to textbook use (using brown highlights for emphasis; summary checklist); Aircraft categories and classes
 
16 SepSectional Charts; How to measure a course; Course/Heading/Lat-Long/Distance Exercise  
18 SepAF Birthday; Flight instruments; Aviation Career Assignment  
20 SepFitness Test - requirement for AF Flight Academy Scholarship
 
24 Sep

V speeds; chapter 2 assessment

 
26 Sep

UAS, sUAS,Career Presentations

 
30 Sep ***AQT*** Review - simulator time; Test; Homework Due Wed 4 Oct (get your FTN #) by creating a new account
 
 2 Oct
 V-speeds; gyroscopes; Magnetic Variation & Deviation; Magnetic Compass Errors (see handout); Parts of an airplane w/Quiz; Simulator #1 Quiz Due  
 4 Oct
 tbd  
8 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 OctAltitudes (start video at 1:10) & Altimeters; 
14 Oct   
17  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 Attitudes; 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
 
 PT activities - Vector Pool, Frisbee Fun
 
  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;