VEF401: Air Force JROTC II (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Air Force JROTC II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Air Force JROTC I
Major Concepts/Content: The Air Force JROTC II course is designed to acquaint students with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, and the principles of flight and navigation. The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather. The study is expanded to include the planets and space beyond our solar system. Students develop an understanding of the environment, and how the environment affects flight. Discussion includes the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Students then study the human physiological requirements of flight. The year concludes with a study of the principles of flight and navigation. Leadership hours stress communication skills, time management, and cadet corps activities. Cadet corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in the Aerospace Science laboratory setting, using standard academic procedures and techniques [lecture, discussion, audiovisual aids, blackboard, etc.). These procedures and techniques will be supplemented with visits to aviation and aerospace related units located both on and off base. The students will use their ideas and the information learned in the course to make formal and informal oral and written presentations. Students will be assigned leadership roles within an Air Force military framework in both the leadership and academic areas. The leadership roles will acquaint students with military career areas, enhance students’ confidence, and develop self-discipline as well as group discipline. Each week the program will be divided into academic instruction [presented Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and leadership instruction (presented Thursday and Friday).
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will take a formal test on each academic unit. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. In the leadership portion of the course, students will be evaluated on the performance of assigned duties, personal uniform inspections, marching ability, proper performance of military drill and ceremonies, and military U.S. customs and courtesies.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Air Force JROTC II course, students should be able to:
- Understand the scientific principles governing aircraft flight.
- Be familiar with the human physiological requirements of flight.
- Show awareness of the principles and techniques of air navigation.
- Understand aerospace environment both within and beyond our atmosphere.
- Understand how the dynamics of our aerospace environment (climate, weather etc.) affect our lives.
- Understand the theory of powered flight and the operating principles of propulsion systems for aircraft.
- Understand the principles of air navigation and perform air navigation tasks.
- Develop habits of orderliness and precision; basic military skills; an appreciation for U.S. Air Force traditions; and a high degree of personal reliance-reliance, and leadership.