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
 

 Video; Introductions; issue books, cubby holes for books; intro to (CPS)(Chapter1 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
  Video;  distance with a protractor; flying a small airplane video; Intro to sUAS: intro to phonetic alphabet using radios  
  Aviation Career reports (50 pts); Uniform issue (returning cadets); licensing;  IACRA - How to apply for a student pilot license 

Military time; US Naval Observatory;  medical process using MedXpress (video); duration;  disqualifying conditions; new law regarding 3rd Class Medicals (Highlights 2017) 
 Make up presentations in morning class; Time Zones discussion; introducing the flight computer
 
 Phonetic Alphabet; Military Time; Time Zones; Aircraft parts: intro to simulators and cockpit layout (Chapter 2 Jeppesen Private Pilot)
 
 Intro to Human Factors  
  Unmanned Aerial Systems   
 Airplane systems (chapter 2): video on auto engines:   how jet engines work video
 
 Chapter 1:  Intro to textbook use (using brown highlights for emphasis; summary checklist); Aircraft categories and classes
 
 Sectional Charts; How to measure a course; Course/Heading/Lat-Long/Distance Exercise  
 AF Birthday; Flight instruments; Aviation Career Assignment  
 Fitness Test - requirement for AF Flight Academy Scholarship
 
 

V speeds; chapter 2 assessment

 
 

UAS, sUAS,Career Presentations

 
  ***AQT*** Review - simulator time; Test; Homework Due Wed 4 Oct (get your FTN #) by creating a new account
 

 V-speeds; gyroscopes; Magnetic Variation & Deviation; Magnetic Compass Errors (see handout); Parts of an airplane w/Quiz; Simulator #1 Quiz Due  
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  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
 
 Altitudes (start video at 1:10) & Altimeters; 
   

 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 2;  Wake turbulence; Cool SR71 video;