• MS-933 AFJROTC Course Syllabus

    COURSE NAME: Aerospace Science II (AS II)

    CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit Hour

    INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: TSgt Stanley Carroll; MSgt Art Thompson

    REQUIRED TEXT: The Science of Flight

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: This aerospace science course is designed to acquaint the cadets with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation. The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather. After developing an understanding of the environment, how that environment affects flight is introduced. Discussions include the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Cadets also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind. The portion of the Human Requirements of Flight is a survey course on human physiology. Discussed here are the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration, and protective equipment.



    1.  Know the atmosphere environment.

    2. Know the basic human requirements of flight.

    3. Know why Bernoulli’s principle and Newton’s Laws of Motion are applied to    

        the theory of flight and the operating principles of reciprocation engines, jet    

        engines, and rocket engines.

    4. Know the basic elements of navigation, the four basic navigation instruments,   

        and the methods of navigation.



    a.     Scheduled Exams/Quizzes

    b.     Make up exams

    c.      Assignments

    d.     Class Participation

    e.      Special Projects

       Course Evaluation                                         Grading Scale

    Exams                    30%                                       A         90-100

    Wellness                30%                                        B         80-89

    Inspections            20%                                        C         70-79

    Leadership/Drill      20%                                        D         65-69

                                                                                 F         0-64


    Course Description:  Leadership II covers communication skills and Cadet Corps activities.  Written reports and speeches compliment academic materials.  Cadet Corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects.

     Course Objectives:

    1. Comprehend the concepts of effective communication.
    2. Comprehend and know how to relate to others and the society in which we live.
    3. Comprehend how teams work to succeed in improving quality and productivity.
    4. Comprehend that leadership is a very complex art that is essential to the success of the mission.

     Course Materials:

    1. Textbook:  Leadership Education II:  Communication, Awareness and Leadership (2006)
    2. Student Workbook:  Leadership Education II:  Communication, Awareness and Leadership (2006)
    3. Excerpts from AFMAN 36-2203 – Personnel Drill and Ceremonies
    4. Instructor Selected Videos/DVDS
    5. Guest Speakers
    6. MS- 933 Cadet Guide  


    1. Cadets will read assigned chapters, accomplish selected chapters in Student Workbook 

    which corresponds to textbook chapters, and participate in oral quiz games.

    2        Cadets will prepare speeches and written reports corresponding to textbook chapters and related subjects.

    3        Cadets will prepare for Drill Evaluation and Physical Training Evaluation.

    4        Cadets will prepare for unannounced quizzes and announced chapter tests.

    5        Cadets will adhere to uniform wear requirements by wearing the Air Force issued uniform on Wednesdays/Thursday. 


    See additional policy letters, Parent Handbook, and Cadet Guide for any additional information on grading policy, rules and regulations concerning academics at Madison Central High School. 


    Wellness Program (General Expectations)

    Course Description:

    Wellness is an official and integral part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program. It consists of two exercise programs focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a national standard as calculated by age and gender. The Wellness curriculum is instrumental in developing citizens of character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. The program is provided as a tool to help the cadets develop an individualized training program. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education 100.  Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. The Wellness Program also provides a list of 19 exercises with examples that may be utilized in a 36- week program modifiable to meet individual and district/state goals. Instructors should utilize fitness programs that best fit the requirements within their district/country/state goals. Cadet fitness improvement should be rewarded either by earning the Wellness Ribbon, Presidential Fitness Challenge certificate, or both.


    The course objective for the Wellness Program is to:

    Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles, beyond the program requirements and into their adult lives.


    The goals of the Wellness Program are to:

    1.      Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.

    2.      Identify areas of improvement for each cadet and provide guidance for improvement.

    3.      Incorporate a physical training program to reach fitness goals.


    Dress for Success

    All cadets are required to dress out for Wellness, no exceptions. There is no cost for AFJROTC issued Wellness apparel.  All cadets must wear AFJROTC Wellness apparel any other wellness attire is not permitted unless prior arrangements are made with an AFJROTC Instructor. AFJROTC Wellness uniforms will be issued through the AFJROTC Logistics Department. 

    The Wellness uniform will be worn during wellness only, no exceptions. Proper under garments will be worn under the Wellness Uniform. Ripped, torn, or written on wellness clothing will result in the student purchasing new attire (if local purchase item).

    Appropriate athletic tennis shoes that tie are required (running shoes are recommended). Fashion tennis shoes are not allowed to be worn with the wellness uniform; sandals or going barefoot will not be allowed. 

    Dressing Out/Refusal to Dress Out for Wellness

    The wellness uniform is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain.  Cadets who refuse to dress out are defiant and in violation of the Wellness Education Policy.  All cadets that do not dress-out for wellness, excused or unexcused must report to an instructor.  Cadets who do not dress out will receive a “0” (F) for Wellness that day.


    Tardy/Late for Wellness Formation

    Cadets have (5) minutes to dress out for Wellness at the beginning of the period. They are expected to report to their formation/the roll call area and assemble as soon as possible.  If the (5) minutes period has expired and cadets are NOT in formation/the roll call area, this will result in a tardy.   If cadets are not in assembled area they will be marked tardy.  Tardies will dramatically affect their Wellness grade for the day.


    Excused Medical

    Parents may excuse/modify a cadet’s participation for up to three times by sending a written note to class with the cadet. Instructors may accept up to three (3) separate notes from parents each semester.  For an instructor to accept the note, it should include the cadets’ name, date, specific reason for excuse/ modified activity, the parents’ signature and the phone number where the parent can be contacted if necessary. After three (3) excuses, a doctor’s note will be required. If a student is injured or becomes ill during class time, it is essential that the student notify an instructor immediately!  

    A doctor’s note must include the dates in which the cadet is excused from participation in class and a date of return to activity and any modifications to activity.   Cadets will dress out and the activity will be adjusted accordingly if possible. 

     All medical notes must be given to the instructor for clearance.  At that time, instructors might request doctor notification to clarify an injury or recommendation that is not clear.  The nature of the physical limitations from the doctor MUST be clearly stated on the note.  What is the exact injury, what the time off is, and what they can or cannot do physically. 

    NOTE: If there is a "NO Wellness" note for more than two weeks, the instructors may make contact with the medical authority that generated the excuse and get clarification and see more specific information so that an action plan can be developed that meets the needs of the cadet. 

    ALL MEDICAL excuses are on a case by case basis.  Each instructor is given the professional discretion of appropriate make-up, expectations, and responsibilities required to earn a grade in the instructor’s class on a case by case basis.  When a cadet is on a medical excuse it is their responsibility to meet with their instructor and come up with a plan to make-up the missed activities; how long a student is out, their level of proficiency, effort/attitude, and several other factors are part of the determinate of that specific student’s needs and/or make-up requirements.  After the initial meeting with the cadet, the instructor will write up the agreement and have it signed by the parent and returned to the instructor.

    UNIT One: The Aerospace Environment (1st 9 Weeks)

    Chapter 1-1 The Atmosphere

    a. What is the Atmosphere?
    b. Describing the atmosphere
    c. Roles of Water and Particulate Matter
    d. Atmosphere in motion

    Chapter 1-2 Weather Elements

    a. Air Masses and Fronts
    b. Clouds
    c. Terrain Factors
    d. Turbulence
    e. Normal Weather Patterns

    Chapter 1-3 Weather Forecasting

    a. Weather People and Service
    b. Weather Data Collection
    c. Communicating Weather Data
    d. Weather Analysis and Forecasting
    e. Forecasting as a service

    Chapter 1-4 Aviation Weather

    a. Weather Hazards
    b. Severe Weather
    c. Arctic and Tropical Weather

    UNIT Two: Human Requirements of Flight (2nd 9 Weeks)

    Chapter 2-1 Physiology of Flight

    a. Nature of the Atmosphere
    b. Respiration and Circulation
    c. Effects of reduced pressure at Altitude
    d. Rapid decompression
    e. Principles and problems of vision
    f. Night Vision and Dark Adapting
    g. Spatial Disorientation and Motion sickness
    h. Acceleration and Deceleration: Increased G- Forces
    i. Noise and Vibration
    j. Heat and cold during flight
    k. Noxious gases and vapors
    l. Self-Imposed Stresses

    Chapter 2-2 Aerospace Medicine and Human Engineering

    a. Beginnings of aerospace Medicine
    b. Care of Fliers
    c. Man and Machine
    d. Research on the Fringe of Space

    Chapter 2-3 Protective Equipment and Simulators

    a. Protective Equipment
    b. Flight Simulators

    UNIT Three: Principles of Aircraft Flight (3rd 9 Weeks)

    Chapter 3-1 Basic Aeronautics
    a. Theory of Flight
    b. Airfoils and Flight
    c. Relative Wind
    d. Angle of Attack
    e. Lift
    f. The Four Forces of Flight

    Chapter 3-2 Aircraft Motion and Control

    a. The Axes of Rotation
    b. Flaps, Slats, Spoilers, and Drag Devices
    c. Controlled Flight

    Chapter 3-3 Aircraft Construction
    a. Following Instructions
    b. Grading Procedures
    c. Flight Grading
    d. Construction Grade


    Unit Four: Principles of Navigation (4th 9 Weeks)

    Chapter 4-1 From Here to There

    a. Map Elements
    b. Air Navigation Charts
    c. Flight Planning

    Chapter 4-2 Navigation Elements

    a. Earth's shape and Size
    b. Position
    c. Direction
    d. Distance
    e. Time

    Chapter 4-3 Navigation Instruments

    a. The Clock
    b. The airspeed indicator
    c. The Altimeter
    d. Compass

    Chapter 4-4 The Navigation Problem

    a. Wind T
    b. Speed & Distance
    c. Fuel and time
    d. Military Time
    e. Zulu Time