Course Syllabus



AY 2020-2021



COURSE NAMES: AFJROTC Aviation History I & II (formerly IA & IB)


The Mission of Air Force JROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.


CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit for each course


INSTRUCTOR NAMES: Lt Col Kelly and SMSgt Reid (USAF, Ret)



Aerospace Science 100: Milestones in Aviation History

Chapter 1: Exploring Flight (All Lessons for Aviation History I)

Chapter 2: Developing Flight (All Lessons for Aviation History I)

Chapter 3: The Evolution of the Early Air Force (All Lessons for Aviation History I)

Chapter 4: Commercial and General Aviation Take Off (All Lessons for Aviation History II)

Chapter 5: The U.S. Air Force is Born (All Lessons for Aviation History II)

Chapter 6: The Modern Air Force (All Lessons for Aviation History II)


Leadership Education I00: Traditions, Wellness, Foundations of Citizenship

Chapter 1: Introduction to JROTC Programs (Lessons 1-6 for Aviation History I)

Chapter 2: Personal Behavior (Lessons 1,2,3,5 for Aviation History I; Lesson 4 for Aviation History II)

Chapter 3: Be Health Smart (Lessons 1-5 for Aviation History II)

Chapter 4: Making Safe, Drug-Free Decisions (Lessons 1-4 for Aviation History II)

Chapter 5: The Foundations of United States Citizenship (Lessons 1-5 for Aviation History II)


AF Manual 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies, V-2627

Chapters 1 – 3

Student Workbooks

Selected Videos

Cadet Handbook


COURSE DESCRIPTION: AFJROTC Aviation History I and II are the introductory courses for most new cadets. The courses consist of three components: Aerospace Science (40%), Leadership Education (40%), and Wellness/Physical Fitness (20%). The Aerospace Science – Aviation History I and II portion is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Leadership Education – Aviation History I and II introduces the student to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program, while instilling elements of good citizenship, develops informed citizens; strengthens and develops character; develops study habits and time management; wear of the Air Force uniform; and Air Force customs, courtesies and drill skills are introduced.  Additionally, cadets will be taught the fundamentals of Drill and Ceremonies. This portion of the course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of the command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn drill. Most of the work is to be hands-on. The Wellness/Physical Fitness portion will incorporate the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (CHWP). The CHWP is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a Presidential Physical Fitness standard calculated with age and gender. The goal of the CHWP is to motivate JROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education I.  Students  WILL wear the Air Force JROTC uniform weekly (Tuesday) and the issued PT uniform on Fridays.




Milestones in Aviation History:

  1. Describe historical facts and impacts of the early attempts of heavier-than-air flight.
  2. Analyze the impact World War I aviation had on commercial aviation.
  3. Examine the role aerial bombing had on the outcome of World War II.
  4. Investigate the impact commercial jet aviation has had on US travel.
  5. Analyze the lessons learned from global use of US airpower.
  6. Evaluate developing technology that will affect the US Air Force of the future.


Leadership Education/Drill and Ceremonies:

  1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.
  2. Know military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and appearance.
  3. Know the importance of attitude, discipline, and respect, and why values and ethics are so important.
  4. Know the importance of individual self-control, common courtesies and etiquette.
  5. Know that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.
  6. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem.
  7. Know why it is important to be a good democratic citizen and to be familiar with the different forms of governments.
  8. Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well.
  9. Know the importance of drill and ceremonies.
  10. Know basic commands and characteristics of command voice.
  11. Apply and execute the concepts and principles of basic drill positions and movements.
  12. Know when and how to salute.


Wellness and Physical Fitness

  1. Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives.
  2. Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.
  3. Identify areas of improvements for each cadet.
  4. Incorporate a physical training program to reach goals.


UNIFORM DAY:   TUESDAY, unless otherwise noted by instructors. Cadets are required to wear their Physical Training uniform on FRIDAYS.


GRADING PROCEDURES: Grades from the Aerospace Science portion of the course count 40% of the

AFJROTC final grade and will be graded by the SASI. The Leadership Education portion of the grade counts

40% of the final grade and will be graded by the ASI. The wellness portion of the program counts for the

remaining 20% of the final grade and will be graded by the SASI and/or ASI. Drill will be evaluated by the ASI and the SASI. HABITUAL NON-WEAR OF THE UNIFORM AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE AND DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM. Grades will be computed in accordance with standard district grading policy and the following percentage weights.


Course Evaluation                                                      Percentage weight (non-Honors)

                       AS Exams                                                         16

                       AS Homework/Workbook Assignments        4       

                       LE Exams                                                         16

                       LE Homework/Workbook Assignments         4                   

                       Uniform Wear                                                  40

                       Fitness/Wellness Training                               20

                                                           TOTAL                          100                   


Course Evaluation                                                      Percentage weight (Honors)

                       Honors Project                                                  20

                       AS Exams                                                           8

                       AS Homework/Workbook Assignments        2        

                       LE Exams                                                           8

                       LE Homework/Workbook Assignments         2                    

                       Uniform Wear                                                   40

                       Fitness/Wellness Training                                20

                                                           TOTAL                           100      


GRADING SCALE: As set by the North Carolina State Board of Education


Grade                               Percentage Required

A                                        90 and above

B                                                 80 - 89

C                                                 70 - 79

D                                                 60 - 69

F                                                 59 and below


UNIFORM WEAR: Uniform wear is a large part of the Air Force JROTC program. ALL cadets are required to wear the appropriate uniform each Tuesday, from the start of the school day until released from school. Make-up day for absences on uniform day is the first day back to school, either Wednesday or Thursday. Failing to wear the uniform all day will result in a greatly reduced grade for that uniform day. Multiple failures to wear your uniform can lead to disenrollment from the course. Cadets are required to wear their issued  Physical Fitness uniforms on Fridays unless otherwise directed. Failure to turn in uniforms by the end of the course/year will result in an overall “I” incomplete grade for the course, and school administrators will be notified. Additionally, the student will be placed on the “Fees/Holds” list until the uniforms are paid for/returned.


EXAMS: Two types of major exams will be administered during the course: chapter/lesson exams and finals.  Final exams will be a comprehensive assessment of all material taught. These tests will cover the concepts taught in all portions (AS, LE, Wellness) of the AFJROTC Aviation History curriculum.


CLASS ATTENDANCE, PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION: Today’s workforce does not earn a paycheck unless they show up ready for work. Cadets earn grades commensurate with their class participation and effort. Cadets who are not present or prepared cannot participate fully in class. This is especially key to drill and physical fitness. Class preparation includes cadet adherence to proper grooming standards daily as outlined in Air Force Instruction and school dress code.


HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK: Assignments are normally due at the beginning of the class period on exam day. For absences, the assignment will be due on the exam makeup day after the cadet has returned to school, in accordance with school policy. Assignments not turned in on the due date will receive a “0” (zero) grade for that assignment.


PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING POLICY.  Cadets who dress out and fully participate will receive a 100 grade for PFT day, normally every Friday.  Dressing out is defined as wearing unit-issued Parkwood AFJROTC T-shirt/shorts or sweatshirt/sweatpants that are in good condition (i.e., no tears, stains, or writing on them).  T-shirts from the AFJROTC summer Cadet Leadership Course, JROTC competitions, and the unit 5K Fun Run are acceptable.  Cadets who do not dress out or participate will receive a zero grade.  Cadets who partially dress out (e.g., issued T-shirt but not shorts, or vice versa) will receive a grade of 80.  Cadets who partially participate (e.g., warm-up exercises but not team sports) will receive a grade of 50.  Cadets are excused from participation only with a signed note from a physician or parent.


CADET BULLETIN BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.  All cadets will review the cadet bulletin board daily before the start of class.  Failure to read and comply with any instructions may impact field trip participation, grades, promotion, and AFJROTC awards.


DUE DATES FOR LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS.  Homework or workbook assignments are normally due on the exam date for that lesson.  Due dates for Honors project components are listed in the Honors Project Manual, which is available on the unit website.

TUTORING TIMES.  Kitty Hawk Air Society (AFJROTC academic honor society) cadets are available for tutoring in most subjects, including AFJROTC.  Instructors are available after school by appointment.

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO.  Cadets may contact instructors at or

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Cadets will have multiple opportunities to perform Air Force JROTC sponsored community service during each semester.  Note that cadets must complete at least five hours of community service since 11 Apr of the previous school year before they can receive rank for the current school year.  Summer service hours, if documented by an adult in charge, may count toward the five hour requirement. 


CURRICULUM IN ACTION TRIPS (CIA)/FIELD TRIPS: Throughout the semester, the cadets will have opportunities to participate in school-sponsored activities that serve as an extension of the AFJROTC curriculum. These trips may include Shaw AFB, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, etc. Cadets must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate.


CLASS BEHAVIOR: The nature of the AFJROTC mission, as well as its high visibility within the school and community, requires it members to adhere to higher standards than might be found among the student population. Inappropriate behavior, in or out of uniform, is prohibited while in participating in AFJROTC. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, consuming alcohol, drug abuse, tobacco use, horseplay, public displays of affection, fighting, disparaging remarks, insubordination, disrespect, verbal threats and physical attacks.


CELL PHONES: Cell phone policy is in accordance with school instructions in the student handbook. Cell phones must remain turned off and out of sight in the classroom.  Students who use cell phones during class will have the device confiscated and turned over to school administrators.  Parents may pick up the confiscated phone from the school’s front office. Any student who refuses to turn over a cell phone will be considered insubordinate and will receive additional disciplinary consequences.  Students who visit the restroom during instructional time will first deposit their phones in the lockbox in the classroom.  (In this case, phones will be returned at the end of class.)



  1.  Follow the chain of command (i.e., cadet-element leader - deputy Flt/CC – Flt/CC – Sqd/CC  –  Group/CC – ASI – SASI).  Try to resolve any disputes at the lowest possible level.
  2. Always use the titles sir/ma’am when addressing AFJROTC staff and senior ranking cadets.
  3. Be on time. Don’t be late to class, scheduled events, practices, etc.
  4. Always bring your required items to class (notebook, pen/pencil, textbook, etc).
  5. Wear the correct uniform on the appropriate day.
  6. Place personal belongings under your desk – nothing in the aisle.
  7. Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged; do not talk without permission.
  8. Listen respectively and attentively to the speaker/presenter or fellow cadets when they are speaking.
  9.  Treat others with mutual respect. Profanity, vulgar language, racial or ethnic slurs, derogatory comments, sexual harassment, or harassment of any fellow cadet or student will not be tolerated.
  10. Remain in your seat unless given permission to move about the room
  11. Remain professional; do not sit on desks, tables, trash cans, etc.
  12. Unauthorized personnel are not allowed in the staff offices.
  13. Always use the trash can to dispose of trash. If you see trash on the floor, clean it up.
  14. No eating or drinking (other than water in clear containers) in the classroom.
  15. Wearing hats or sunglasses indoors is prohibited.
  16. Maintain loyalty to the Corps, school, and your values.
  17. No horseplay in the AFJROTC areas.
  18. Maintain self-control and your self-respect at all times.
  19. Do not disrespect instructors, higher-ranking cadet officers and NCOs.



  1. Enter the classroom and proceed directly to your desk.
  2. Place books and backpacks under your desk.
  3. When the tardy bell sounds, stand at the position of “Parade Rest” at the rear of your desk.
  4. The flight commander/flight sergeant will call the class to “Attention” when the instructor approaches the podium, and will lead the class in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and Cadet Creed. He/she will then salute the instructor and state “The Flight is Ready for Instruction”.
  5. After the instructor returns the salute, the flight commander will give the command “Parade Rest”.
  6. The SASI/ASI will take roll. When the cadet’s name is called, they will come to the position of “Attention

and answer “Here Sir”. After answering roll, they will then return to the position of “Parade Rest”.

  1. After roll, the Flight Commander will call the flight to “Attention” and place the cadets in their seats with the command “Seats”.
  2. Approximately two minutes before the class dismissal bell rings, the instructor will direct the Flight Commander or Flight Sergeant to prepare the class for dismissal; the cadet will state “PREPARE FOR DISMISSAL”. Cadets will stop class work and put books and classroom materials away. Cadets will clean up their desks, pick up any trash in the immediate vicinity of their desks, align their desks with others in their element, return to seats, and prepare to stand for dismissal.
  3. When the bell rings or at the signal of the instructor, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will call the flight to “ATTENTION”. Cadets will come to the position of ATTENTION at the side of their desk and wait for further instructions.
  4. The Flight Commander/Sergeant will check that all trash is picked up and the desks are aligned. The Flight Commander/Sergeant will salute and report to the SASI/ASI ‘’The Flight is Ready for Dismissal’. After the SASI/ASI states “Dismiss the Flight”, the Flt CC/Flt Sgt will “DISMISS” the flight. Cadets can then retrieve their personal belongings and depart the classroom.

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